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Retevis Ailunce HD1 10W DMR Amateur Radio, Dual Band, Digital Two Way Radio, 3000 Channels, IP67 Waterproof, 16 Keys DTMF, Compatible with Ham Radio (1 Pcs, Black)

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If you want to watch the video version in your language, it has full subtitles so you can use automatic translation on YouTube. Upgradeable Firmware: The radio firmware can be upgraded, ensuring future compatibility and allowing for potential enhancements and new features.

Code plugs are a challenge for anyone new to DMR; fortunately this radio has a big following and a very helpful Facebook group that is actively monitored by the Ailunce English speaking staff in China. You could drop it and run over it and it would survive but it feels so nice in your hand that you will look after it.I don't know if the battery actually has that much capacity, but the radio does seem to have excellent battery life, especially if you turn the power down to medium instead of using high power all the time. Ailunce is the HAM specific division of Retevis and there are many HAM features that set this radio apart from radios that are simply commercial radios modified for HAM use. Encryption is something that’s not really relevant for amateur radio, but a few people have asked me about it so I thought I’d include it here anyway. If there is interference with a different or no CTCSS on any of the analog channels, then the radio often gets stuck on that channel when scanning.

The radio is rated as water and dust proof to IP67, which means you should be able to submerse it in water and it'll still work fine. That must be a first in DMR, I have tried this and it works very well, this is the way all DMR radios should be. The first one I’m going to mention is that this radio has a proper frequency mode where you can spin the channel selector or type in a frequency and start using it straight away.I use the radio in single VFO mode and have the clock on the other, I like having my screen timeout set to continuous and having the clock always visible is good to have and I have found that it does not affect the battery life much at all! Thanks for the tool information, unfortunately I am giving up on the V2 radio, as I have found out when trying to use it in real world conditions that it stops transmitting after 6 seconds when PTT is kept pushed even with all timeouts set to very high values or fully disabled (and VFO nor full reset will help with that). No obscenities, discriminatory, abusive, or other content not suitable in public or for younger readers. Thanks to the possibility to work also in analog mode, the use of the HD1 radio will facilitate the migration from analog to digital system in the future.

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