Baofeng DA-77: Dual-band DMR radio

Hans PD0AC, Joop PA2JM, Carel PA3EHA and I had some pre-production pictures of this radio for quite a while, but some preliminary baofeng-da-77specs are now public.

The good
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.

The bad
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 ugly
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.

 

3 Responses to “Baofeng DA-77: Dual-band DMR radio”

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  1. Valens says:

    Where to buy this radio in United States?

    • jape says:

      Hi Valens,
      Sorry but this was an April Fools jokes lol. Hans an I both posted them on April 1. I meant to update the comments on the next day, but I forgot.
      Your best bet for a DMR HT is the Connect Systems CS700. Do a search on this blog, I’ve written about it a few times.
      73
      Jason

  2. max says:

    Hi,many people have believed 🙂 ahahahah

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