The C001D ($13) radios are not
recommended endorsed for use on the PNWDigital Network. See the review page for more information.
While they are very low cost, they are especially poor for first time DMR users and should not be considered a primary radio. The user’s DMR experience is likely to be inferior as the radio is not fully compatible with our network and not a good first impression of Ham DMR. Simplex and single slot hotspot use may be OK as well a a glovebox or secondary radio.
More will be written about this line of Cootie Radios as the team tries to make them work will our network features. They may actually make a decent monitor radio as some are finding niche uses that do not require transmit.
But for now, it should be considered an experimental radio and not a primary DMR radio for new DMR users.
First Published: January 15, 2022 Last Updated: 2 years ago by Mike – NO7RF