Jason KC5HWB, Joop PA2JM, Carel PA3EHA and I had some pre-production pictures of this radio for quite a while, but some preliminary specs are now public.
The most interesting fact is that the Baofeng DA-77 is a dual-band radio, something which didn’t exist so far. The second most interesting fact is the expected price point: $129,00.
Things bothering me a bit: only 160 memory positions and a meager 50 zones. Enough for professional use, but compared to the Connect Systems CS-700 (250 zones of 16 channels each) it’s far from impressive.
The shell is identical to that of the UV-82, something I don’t like either. I do understand the decision though; re-using existing shells is much more cost effective than designing a new one. Another advantage is that accessories such as batteries are interchangeable.
Both Jason KC5HWB (Grapevine Ham Radio) and me are on Baofeng’s list for getting a review sample. To be honest I hope Jason gets one first, as he’s much more knowledgeable in this area than I am. Keep an eye on his blog.
Dual-band, dual standby, mixed mode (DMR/FM) possible
- CTCSS / DCS
- PC Programming
- Single, group and general call
- Kill, Stun and revive
- Monitor, remote control
- Power saving
- Noise suppression function
- Manual dialing and storage dialing
- AMBE+2TM vocoder
Frequency Range: VHF:136-174MHz AND 400-470MHz
- Memory channels: 160
- Zones: 50
- Operating Voltage: 7.4V
- Battery Capacity: 1800mAh
- Battery Average Working Time(5/5/90): 16 hours
- Frequency Stability: ±1.5ppm
- Antenna Impedance: 50Ω
- Power Output: 5/1 Watt (VHF), 4/1 Watt (UHF)
- Spurious Emission: – 36dBm1GHz/ – 30dBm≥1GHz
- Vocoder: AMBE+2TM
- Receiver Sensitivity: Digital 5%BER ≤0.3µV Analog ≤0.35µV
- Audio Distortion: <3%
- Conducted Radiation: –57dBm
1. Baofeng DA-77 DMR Two-Way Transceiver
2. Dual-band Antenna
3. 110-240V Desktop Charger
4. Belt clip
5. User Manual
6. 1800mAh batterypack