CS700 UHF DMR Handset

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CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby M0ZAH » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:35 pm

I have only had the Connect Systems CS700 for 2 weeks. This is the best entry level DMR handset going!

Next purchase: DM4600!

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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby Ruyton » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:04 pm

Yes indeed, very happy with my CS700 - although since I got it I'm slowly building up a collection of Motorola gear :o

Can you ever have too many radios, of course not :lol:
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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby M0ZAH » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:21 pm

Ruyton wrote:Yes indeed, very happy with my CS700 - although since I got it I'm slowly building up a collection of Motorola gear :o

Can you ever have too many radios, of course not :lol:


You can never have too many radios :-). I have a feeling my shack will have more DMR stuff soon!

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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby M0ZAH » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:22 pm

2E0UCW wrote:I got a CS700 in September, a DM4600 in November and will be receiving a DP4800 on Monday.

Currently have 5 radios from 5 manufacturers but once the DP4800 arrives, keeping the DMR programming up to date will be a dream.


Wow Paul your building a selection there! Will be nice to see a picture of them all lined up! :)

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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby g0wfv » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Ruyton wrote:Yes indeed, very happy with my CS700 - although since I got it I'm slowly building up a collection of Motorola gear :o

Can you ever have too many radios, of course not :lol:


Definitely showing off now, Gary!

I'm thinking of getting something mobile for the car to replace the FT857. Since changing to a Mini Convertible, I find the antenna mounting options are limited to the boot, which doesn't provide a good counterpoise for the ATAS antenna to operate on HF so am limited to a VHF/UHF whip.

The YL has given me verbal permission to radio-up the family vehicle (Citroen C4 Picasso) so the plan is to get the 857 in that and I was going to resurrect my old FT-90 to go in the Mini, but now I have another option! I shall have to see which way the wind blows!

Any recommendations for a cheap DMR/analogue capable rig that has plenty of scope for lots of channels?
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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby Jaytee » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:52 pm

I hope the permission to "radio up" the C4 includes drilling a hole in the roof for a VHF/UHF panel mount antenna ;)
As far as cheap mobiles with lots of channels (and dipsplay!) goes, you do need to spend quite a bit to get something that will have enough channels to be "futureproof".
The usual suspects are of course DM4600 and MD785, but Kirisun DP770 is good value and for an easy to install radio, Simoco SDM630 (expensive).
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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby g0wfv » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:32 pm

I've never had the balls to drill holes in any of my cars for antennas! Always gutter or boot mounted them.

Thanks for the info. I've seen the DM4600, will have to research the others.
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Re: CS700 UHF DMR Handset

Postby G1LKJ » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:50 am

I have one as well, very impressed with the build quality.

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