dec 09

PD-AR685 GPS UHF is leverbaar in Nederland

Hytera PD-AR685 GPS UHF

Deze portofoon is speciaal voor de radioamateur. Het verschil is dat deze AR uitvoering geen “Man Down” functie en encryptie heeft, features die niet echt gemist zullen worden door radioamateurs. Een ander verschil is de prijs: voor de PD-685 GPS UHF betaal je € 453 en de nieuwe PD-AR685 GPS UHF kost € 309. Een flink prijsverschil!

The flagship of the PD6 series from Hytera.
The PD685/PD685G handheld radio is the ideal companion for migrating to digital mobile radio. As a member of Hytera’s PD6 series, the PD685/PD685G has a lightweight metal case and supports digital and analog mobile radio. Thanks to its full keypad, three programmable keys, and its bright LCD display, the PD685/PD685G offers a great user experience.

Small, lightweight and thin
The handheld radios of the PD6 series are only 27 mm deep, making them particularly compact. They are encased in a high-quality aluminum metal frame and with a weight of only 310 g (PD685) comfortable and easy to carry for long operations.

Long battery service life
With the lithium-ion battery with 1500 mAh included in the delivery, the PD685/PD685G achieves an operating time in digital operation of at least 16 hours. With the optionally available 2000-mAh battery, it will even be 20 hours.

Improved utilization of the frequency spectrum
The PD685/PD685G can be operated in TDMA Direct Mode and Pseudo Trunking. This assignment of the available bandwidth with double the number of channels leads to a significant easing of the increasing shortage of frequencies in the operation of DMR mobile radio systems compared to analog mobile radio systems.

Expanded frequency range
The frequency range in UHF stretches from 400 MHz to 527 MHz.

Support of analog and digital mobile radio
The PD685/PD685G was developed in compliance with the ETSI mobile radio standard Digital Mobile Radio (DMR). The handheld radios support the conventional DMR operation and can also be operated in analog mode. That makes the PD685/PD685G the ideal companion for the move to digital mobile radio.

Additional functions (selection)
Every radio of the PD6 series is also available with GPS. Variants with GPS support GIS applications, such as AVL and telemetry.
Encryption with the encryption algorithm ARC4 (40 bit) in accordance with DMRA or with optional algorithms AES128 and AES256 (128 and 256 bit)
Expansion interface for applications
Man-down function (optional)
Leasing function
Versatile voice calls: Individual call, group call, broadcast call, emergency call

** De laatste firmware updates, codeplug software en codepluggen kunt u downloaden op

In the box:
– Portable
– Desktop charger + adaptor
– Antenna
– Clip
– Cord
– Accu

Deze porto is verkrijgbaar bij HAMSHOP.

dec 08

Connect Systems nieuws

I thought I would give a status update of what Connect Systems is doing.

CS580: This radio was designed to be in direct competition to the MD380 radio but have the advantage of being much easier to use because of a few new features we added. We sold over 100 radios before it was officially released and we have about 200 radios left before we have to order more. It takes at least 30 days from placing an order to receiving more radios. We have already received follow on orders from some of the people who have ordered the first batch of radios. It cost $130 each.

CS750: We reduced the price from $239 to $180. At this price, it is a competitor to the Tytera products but you get a better radio with more features. After the CS760 is stabilized, we will be adding more features to this radio as well as fixing any remaining problems.

CS760: This is the follow on to the CS750 series of radios. Besides having the features of the CS750, it has optional Bluetooth, GPS, Man Down, and vibrator. Its IP67 rated (waterproof) and has a color display. It will have the ability to be compliant with ETSI Standard Tier III. Being a new radio with new features now and more new features in the future, you can expect this radio to have frequent firmware updates both to fix bugs and to add new features. It was originally scheduled to ship December 1, then December 10, and now December 19. The basic radio cost $299 and with all the options it cost $399.

CS800: This is our single band UHF mobile (Available in VHF). After the CS760 is stabilized, we will be adding more features to this radio as well as fixing any remaining problems.

CS800D: This is a dual band CS800. I expect the VHF band to be the same as the CS801 and the UHF band to be extended to 512 MHz. It is initially going to be released as an amateur product but later we will get it part 90 certified. We do not have our cost yet but I am hoping the selling price will be $100 more than the single band CS800. We have preliminary schematics and we have a target of getting a working sample shipped by January 23, 2017 to show at the various amateur shows and production starting about two months later.

CS108G+: This is a Xiegu X108G with custom firmware to include a spectrum analyzer and an ID Timer. It covers all the HAM bands from 160 meters to 10 meters. We expect to get our first shipment next week.

CS7000/CS8000: This is a single band multi-protocol (DMR, DSTAR, Analog, and others) radio. We are still working on it but I will not give a definite date for initial shipments.

Jerry Wanger KK6LFS