16 January 2018
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6 January 2018
It was 'Breaking News' way back in July 2015 (Link) that the PMR446 analogue and digital allocations would double in size once all the required red tape had been sorted out.
In the UK we were later greeted by a draft document from OFCOM which stated that the changes were expected to come into force in 'January 2018'.
However since then no further word from OFCOM so are we to assume the the changes have indeed come into effect and we now have 16 analogue and up to 32 digital channels on the band?
I have emailed OFCOM to see if I can find out........
In the meantime I haven't seen any new 16 channel radios in the shops here in the UK... Have you noticed any? If so let me know and I'll feature them here on the blog.
One the of newest regular nets here in the UK, The East Midlands Net. Well done to the guys involved and it just goes to show that if CB activity is low in your area it only takes one or two determined stations to get a net going and before you know it there will be stations calling in from far and wide.
14 December 2017
So this video shows a new firmware for the Radioddity GD-77 which adds several features to the radio including a VFO mode.
PLEASE NOTE this firmware is not yet available on the Radioddity website so upgrade AT YOUR OWN RISK.
It is said to come from a Radioddity employee but I cannot confirm this 100%. The original post is on the 'Radioddity Two Way Radio' Facebook Page.
I will be waiting for some feedback from other users before trying myself as I do not want a bricked radio!!!!!
UPDATE: Firmware and new software now on official Radioddity website - CLICK HERE
So it would appear that there is yet another DMR handheld radio in the works, this time from Baofeng.
The Baofeng DM-1701 is a dual band radio with FM and DMR modes. The dual controls on the top of the radio may indicate a VFO mode/Channel Selector?
There is no word of a cost yet but Baofeng are normally one of the cheapest suppliers out there so hopefully it will be a good price.
Below you can see the first 'Real World' photo of the radio....