Hi, first of all I introduce myself: Jordi, from Catalonia. I have always been a radio amateur. I bought this radio because it is sturdy, powerful and small.
In general, DMR radio equipment is complicated to operate by radio amateurs. They are not intended for this type of user. This radio has a very interesting mode. VFO mode. The pity is that it doesn't work at all well.
And it would only take a couple of things to consider to make it more user-friendly for amateur radio.
1- that we can easily choose TG and slot, including being able to type the TG by keyboard. 2- that the transmission frequency in case of using repeaters is maintained when the dial is moved. Currently, when the dial is touched, the transmission frequency is the same as the reception frequency, and it must be rewritten. It may be more useful and understandable to put an OFFSET field and write the offset there and whether it is positive or negative. 3- allow a promiscuous mode, at least from the same slot. 4- it would be great if in promiscuous mode there was a key that saved the TG and Slot that are being received to be able to respond quickly to the same slot and TG when doing PTT.
VFO mode with just these things in DMR would be very useful.
Sure you’ve been asked a lot of improvements, and I’m no one to tell you anything, but I do suggest it be taken into consideration.
Everything that you have mentioned has been brought up to Kydera in the past. They were doing okay in the beginning with improvements and updates but....they suddenly just stopped. I don't know what the deal is...there are a lot of very upset operators out there because they all like the radio for all the same reasons. It's just a waiting game at this point.....
Hello Well, I’m new to the forum and I don’t know what has been posted to Kydera. What if you know that there are many radio colleagues who have bought this equipment to put in their cars and trucks, and have something more correct instead of a walkie talkie in a vehicle. I don’t know what market a DMR radio can have within the professional sector, but I’m sure if it gets a little friendlier for us, the radio amateurs, it will be a best-selling radio. And, I imagine the factory wants to sell a lot of stations.
I think kydera has a great opportunity with this radio. we hope kydera knows how to take advantage of it.