If you do not already have one, it is recommended you get a programming cable set for $15.
If you look at the reviews, you will quickly see this is by far the best dual band DMR mobile radio available.
Will Not Become Obsolete
This CS800D is currently having three products designed to work in conjunction with it. The first product will be a much larger remote display This larger display will have the following advantages:
(1) Easier to read for us older folks who cannot quite see the tiny displays of other brand radios.
(2) Have the ability to have much more information on the display to allow you to know the status of the radio and the communication channel you are in contact with.
This add on product is being designed in the United States and will be have open source code so you folks can make changes and enhancements that was never contemplated by the engineering staff at Connect Systems.
For competitive reasons we will not discuss the other two products at this time. All we can say is these products will add features to the radio that will put it in a class of its own.
Have you ever tried to get support for some of the other radios. If you know Mandarin Chinese and you have free international calling you will have no problems. If you want to speak to someone whose native and only language is English, you call Connect Systems during normal business hours. We also answer e-mails after hours and holidays. Here is what some of our customers say.
"Once emailed Connect Systems in the early morning hours east coast time. Knowing they were west coast and would not be open for hours I was surprised to get an email response from Jerry personally before they were even open." (From Facebook)
"I've always has good support from Connect Systems. Chris is amazing." (From Facebook)
Unconditional Money Back Guarantee
If you do not like the radio for any reason including the color or performance, return the radio in the original box with all the accessories given and we will refund your purchase price of the radio. We have been in business since 1982 and we know it is better to give the customer a refund for a perfectly good product than to argue with the unhappy customer.
If you have a problem with the radio we will repair or replace it within its one year warranty period. With other competitors you might have to send the radio back to China for any problem.
We try to keep this radio in stock. However because it is such a hot seller, we have not been able to do it. We expect to catch up with demand during the second quarter of 2018. If the radio is not in stock, please contact us by e-mail and we will put you in the queue for the next shipment
We think we have the lowest price for the radio. If you see it advertised elsewhere with a lower price call us at 818 889 0503 and see if we will match it.
Free Firmware Available
The manufacturer is constantly adding features and fixing problems as they occur. We maintain the latest firmware as well as the previous versions in case a previous version will work better for your needs than the latest versions.
This radio is unbelievably priced at $299. A great deal for a radio with its quality and features.
If this web store cannot take your order for any reason, please call us direct at 818 889 0503 during normal business hours.
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Great radio, I had additional questions,Jerry at CS got right back to me and was very knowledgeable. The website has everything you need to get you up and going. Highly recommend.
GREAT RADIO !LOADED WITH STUFF,EASY TO PROGRAM BECAUSE I HAD A FRIEND DO IT BECAUSE HE NEW HOW ALREADY. GREAT FOLKS TO DEAL WITH, THANKS A LOT CONNECT SYSTEMS,
This is my second purchase of the CS-800D radio. Now I have one in the car and one in the house. It's a great radio. I especially like the detachable control head and the really fine speaker audio even with the small speaker in the control head. The transmit audio reports are great. It is easy to use and the support from CSI is amazing. They actually answer the phone and you speak with a live experienced person. There are regular firmware and programming software updates. You can't go wrong with this radio.
Jeep Liberty, not had a chance to put it on the air as of yet. A work in progress.
Great radio. Would be easier if the latest software for programming was marked clearly on your site.
Radio works as designed. Easy to program. Audio sounds good.
Radio appears to work just fine. Appears fairly sturdy in construction. No issues
If only everyone could afford Motorola you'd have the best radio around... but I can't. Plus they don't make them in dual band and the programming is a pain.
The CS800D is a great alternative and works well out of the box. Seems solidly built and remoting is easy, just a cat 5 RJ45 cable. No real issues with it. I mounted the radio in the cargo area of my Toyota Sienna minivan and the control head up front, side of the driver's seat. Does well with that arrangement.
No alternator whine, so the radio seems to be well filtered and isolated.
Audio with the built in speaker is crystal clear and the radio puts out the advertised power. DMR works well. Receiver is sensitive and good enough for analog and digital work. My new buddy on my commute!!!
I have owned the radio for a while now and over all I really like it. The general layout is spot on and the ability to customize to buttons in very useful. Yes you can load the DRM id database with is also very nice. I would love to give it a higher rating but I can't because of the fact it doesn't play will with hotspots. I have a Zumspot, Jumbospot and now a openspot I am borrowing and despite the best efforts of Connect Systems with firmware upgrades the radio still drops the audio. I've tried several different frequencies within the band even trying VHF on the jumbospot and still get the same result. To get the audio back you have to key up or change channels and it does comes right back. The last email from Connect Systems indicated that they feel its the hotspots causing the issues. Funny bacause my HT Moto and TYTs don't have an issue. Unfortunately for me I don't drive in areas where there are not a lot of repeaters so I have to use a hotspot. Moral of the reviews is if you are using repeaters buy it if you plan to use a hotspot you might want to think things over. However Your results may vary...
The hardware is great, but the programming software is too complicated, although not too much different than other DMR radios. The firmware update process is not clear on the csi website. If you enjoy a 32 oz adult beverage, you will love the software. I just wish RT Systems would produce the software.
Very good radio. Extremely good audio reports. Easy to program. Highly recommend.
I liked the Radio so much I bought 3 more!
Very easy to program and get going. Excellent support help from Connect Systems Too.