DMR Hardware Listing

The following is a list of radios that are compatible with the RMHAM DMR repeater network. It is not a comprehensive list, though it does demonstrate the wide availability of DMR radios. This list should not be interpreted as a recommendation, but as a starting point for those interested in DMR  for Amateur Radio use.

That said, the members of RMHAM have a general preference for radios with displays, and portable radios with at least 4 watts of transmit power. Radios without displays or with less power will work, but won’t be listed.  There are other manufacturers of DMR compliant radios, but we need to focus our support to certain radios only with our sample codeplugs.

This list was compiled and is maintained by Michael Lozano, K0NGA.

WARNING! PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE BAOFENG D, TYT MD-398 AND RADIODDITY RADIOS!

Most Commonly Used

Manufacturer
Portable
Mobile
Notes
Connect Systems

CS700 (UHF)
CS701 (VHF)
N/A
Previous generation HT offering. No longer sold, but widely used. Links are to software page. Limited to 1000 contacts.

CS750 (UHF)
CS751 (VHF)

CS800 (UHF)
CS801 (VHF)
Ham-focused radio. The only radio currently available that supports 2000 Channels and 64,000+ contacts. Affordable.
Motorola
XPR6550

XPR4550
An obvious choice, given most networks use Motorola equipment. Solid radios, great quality, great feature set. Relatively Expensive; color models more so. Software expensive and licensed updates for 3 years. Limited to 1000 contacts.

XPR7550
(Color)

XPR5550
(Color)
Tytera

MD380
N/A
Most affordable DMR radio on the market. Color screen. Made by Tytera but not sold direct. UHF only. Limited to 1000 contacts.

Others known to work

Manufacturer
Portable
Mobile
Notes
Hytera

PD782

MD782
Nice color displays. Has features similar to Motorola roam and nuisance channel delete. Limited to 1000 contacts.
Kenwood
Coming later this year (2016)
Coming later this year (2016)
More information as it becomes available.
Tera

TR-7200 (VHF)
TR-7400 (UHF)
N/A
Chinese IP67-rated radios sold by Powerwerx. New to market in 2016. Looks vaguely like a Motorola XPR-6550 clone with better display. Unique radio ID list management feature. Currently being evaluated. Supports 50,000 contacts. Roughly same price as used XPR6550.
Vertex Standard

VXD720

VXD7200
Similar to Motorola XPR6550/XPR4550. Lower price. Programming software is free. Rumors Vertex may discontinue VXD radios. Limited to 1000 contacts.

EVX539

EVX5400
Solid radios. More affordable than Motorola. Some display and contact list limitations. Programming software is free.

The following radios are NOT allowed on the RMHAM network. Please refrain from using these radios on the RMHAM DMR Repeater system, as well as any clones of these radios:

* Baofeng DM-5R
* Radioddity GD-55
* TYT MD-398