2016 Dayton Hamvention DMR radio roundup

The 2016 Dayton Hamvention was brimming with new DMR gear, making it one of the more active years for DMR announcements. With phenomenal adoption by the ham radio community of DMR, it is not surprising that many vendors are finally getting their feet wet with this rapidly growing digital voice …

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Uniden announces DMR support for its flagship scanners

Uniden has announced that its flagship BCD436HP and BCD536HP HomePatrol series scanners will soon support DMR monitoring with a $50 paid upgrade, allowing them to monitor DMR systems, including Motorola’s MOTOTRBO DMR systems. On May 16th, Uniden announced updates for their flagship BCD436HP and BCD536HP HomePatrol series scanners that would …

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Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5550 DMR Mobile Radio Review

REVIEW DATE: January 6, 2014 REVIEWED BY: Don Trynor, VA3XFT SUMMARY The Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5550 is one of the latest additions to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO line of Digital Mobile Radio (aka DMR) TDMA radios, featuring best in class audio, integrated GPS, a multicolour LCD display, plus much more. This is …

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VA3XPR Launches Improved Analog FM Repeater

Great news, Toronto! The VA3XPR analog FM repeater is back on the air after a hardware failure on April 19, 2013, which rendered it inoperative. The new analog FM repeater, which is a Motorola XPR8400, is a 100% duty cycle commercial grade repeater, that will offer a number of benefits …

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Motorola APX 7000 Multi-band Portable Radio Review

APX 7000 APX7000 Motorola dual band multiband portable radio P25 analog VA3XPR review reviews amateur ham public safety

REVIEW DATE: September 23, 2012 REVIEWED BY: Don Trynor, VA3XFT SUMMARY The APX 7000 is one of Motorola’s latest radios for the public safety market, featuring multi-band capability (VHF, UHF 380 – 520 MHz and UHF 700/800 MHz), integrated GPS, dual LCD displays and front keypad programmable, plus much more. …

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