Chinese manufacturers discovered DMR, whether it’s DMR Tier II, dPMR, or something in between. The latest Chinese offering is made by Shi Ying. How Chinese can it sound?
Retail price (without GPS): $399.95. One-time Introductory price: $299.95 (This offer expires Feb 6, 2014). Information and prices supplied by Import Communications.
A quick search reveals that the radio is also present on Alibaba.com under the names BFDX (click here) and Luiton (click here). This doesn’t surprise me a bit — Chinese brands often aren’t really brands at all, just a bunch of stickers with your name on it.
*update* Bond Telecom mailed the following about the Luiton version:
The price of DG-318 is USD162/pc.
Shipping to Netherlands is USD46 via DHL for 1pc.
Total price is USD162/pc + USD46 = USD208.0
That’s not bad, and you probably get a discount when you order a bunch of these radios.
Single Band Radio
Digital + Analog Modes
Frequency Ranges (one range per radio): 136-174 MHz / 350-390 Mhz / 400-470 MHz
160 Memory Channels
Programming software available
GPS Optional (good signal precision, < 10m)
Output Power: high power 5 Watts, low power 1 Watt
FM Modulation: 12.5 kHz: 8K50F3E
12.5 KHz, data only: 7K60FXD
12.5 kHz, data and voice: 7K60FXE
Digital Vocoder – AMBE+2TM
Analog Sensitivity – 0.25 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Digital Sensitivity – 5% BER: 0.25 uV
Intermod Rejection – 60 dB
Adjacent Channel Selectivity – 60 dB
Audio Output – 1200 mW