Monday, February 23, 2015

Baofeng Game Changer Solved

The confusion over what is coming from Baofeng has been cleared up. The game changer is coming from BaofengTech which is a supplier of Baofeng so their announcement has nothing to do with Baofeng. It is in fact an announcement for the move from Baofeng as their supplier to AnyTone.

BaofengTech have worked with AnyTone to develop 4 new radios and here they are:

Anile-8R - Single Band VHF/UHF Portable Radio:


VERSATILE RADIO FOR AMATEUR AND COMMERCIAL USE

The ANILE-8R is certified for use on commercial and amateur frequencies. The ANILE-8R is FCC Certified for Part 90 usage and is able to Transmit and Receive fully on Narrowband (12.5kHz).

ACCURATE AND RELIABLE

The ANILE-8R is the most accurate and reliable radio in its class, with deviation at a minimum the ANILE-8R will only receive signals that you want. The ANILE-8R has an accurate receiver that will filter out any noise that is not on your chosen frequency or squelch setting. It out-ranks any other receiver in its class!

PRIORITY SCAN

The ANILE-8R has multiple options of priority scanning, never miss an important call again. While scanning through the channel bank you can select a priority channel to keep checking in, even if another channel receives a call.

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL CALLING SUPPORTED

The ANILE-8R supports the most common Analog Tones. It supports CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by individual or by group. Tone calling (private line) is required by most commercial applications and the ANILE-8R supports the latest standards, even allowing custom CTCSS Tones.

The ANILE-8R can even decode (receive) DTMF commands. This allows Remote Stun, Remote Kill and more.

INTERNAL VOX FUNCTION

The ANILE-8R has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient hands-free operation and can be used in conjunction with the included earpiece and mic. The VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable your needs.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OPERATION WITH CHANNELS, PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS, AND MORE!

You can program your ANILE-8R exactly how you want it. There are 16 programmable memory channels. You can add or remove channels from being scanned. The side keys have functions programmable for both 'short' and 'long' key presses allowing up to 4 programmable options on two keys. The dual selector knob allows you to choose from one of 16 channels, with a secondary knob to control the volume. The radio has 2 power levels (5 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate and you can change the power level on the spot.  You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.

NSTIG-8R - Dual Band VHF/UHF & FM Portable Radios (Dual Watch).


VERSATILE RADIO FOR AMATEUR AND COMMERCIAL USE

The NSTIG-8R is certified for use on commercial and amateur frequencies. The NSTIG-8R is FCC Certified for Part 90 usage and is able to Transmit and Receive fully on Narrowband (12.5kHz).

ACCURATE AND RELIABLE

The NSTIG-8R is the most accurate and reliable radio in its class, with deviation at a minimum the NSTIG-8R will only receive signals that you want. The NSTIG-8R has an accurate receiver that will filter out any noise that is not on your chosen frequency or squelch setting. It out-ranks any other receiver in its class!

DUAL WATCH RECEIVER

The NSTIG-8R has one built-in receiver but can "watch" two channels (semi duplex). Monitor two different frequencies (even on different bands (VHF/UHF)) and the radio will monitor both frequencies giving priority to the first station to receive an incoming call.

FM BROADCAST STATION

Save up to 99 FM stations in preset memories so you can instantly tune to your favorite local broadcast. You can listen to the FM Broadcast radio, while still monitoring your radio frequencies in the background. Any incoming call will be given priority insuring you never miss an important call while listening to the radio.

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL CALLING SUPPORTED

The NSTIG-8R supports the most common Analog Tones. It supports CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by individual or by group. Tone calling (private line) is required by most commercial applications and the NSTIG-8R supports the latest standards, even allowing custom CTCSS Tones.

The NSTIG-8R can even decode (receive) DTMF commands. This allows for ANI (Caller ID), Remote Stun, Remote Kill and more.
INTERNAL VOX FUNCTION

The NSTIG-8R has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient hands-free operation and can be used in conjunction with the included earpiece and mic. The VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable your needs.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OPERATION WITH CHANNELS, PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS, AND MORE!

You can program your NSTIG-8R exactly how you want it. There are 200 programmable memory channels. You can add or remove channels from scanning list right on the keypad. The side keys are programmable to multiple options including adding a secondary (dual) push-to-talk option. You can give channels alphanumeric names, without using a computer. The radio has 2 power levels (5 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate. You can set VFO scanning limits, and resume scanning after a power cycle. The NSTIG-8R has 2 VFO banks, and allows you to be in both VFO and channel modes at the same time. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.

In commercial applications you can set up radios in work modes and customize and restrict from manual programming modes (and menus). You can even lockout the keypad completely.

OBLTR-8R - Dual Band VHF/UHF & FM Portable Radios (Dual Watch).
23 GMRS Channels, 5 MURS Channels & NOAA Radio.


THE FIRST RADIO FOR AMATEUR, COMMERCIAL, AND PUBLIC USE

The most versatile two way radio on the market, certified for use for commercial, public and amateur frequencies. The OBLTR-8R includes built-in GMRS and MURS modes with 23 GMRS channels and 5 MURS Channels. The OBLTR-8R is FCC Certified for Part 90 and Part 95 usage. The OBLTR-8R is able to Transmit and Receive fully on Narrowband (12.5kHz).

RUGGED CASE WITH DUST AND WATER PROTECTION

The OBLTR-8R has a very rugged case with a Water Protection IP53 Rating making it PERFECT for dirty environments, field and outdoor use.

UPGRADEABLE FIRMWARE

With any future firmware revisions or updates, your OBLTR-8R purchase is able to be updated indefinitely! Firmware upgrades are done in-house at our AnyTone Tech facility and the process is seamless! When you register your warranty with AnyTone Tech, you will be notified of any upgrades that are available for your OBLTR-8R.

DUAL WATCH RECEIVER

The OBLTR-8R has one built-in receiver but can "watch" two channels (semi duplex). Monitor two different frequencies (even on different bands (VHF/UHF)) and the radio will monitor both frequencies giving priority to the first station to receive an incoming call.

FM BROADCAST STATION

Save up to 99 FM stations in preset memories so you can instantly tune to your favorite local broadcast. You can listen to the FM Broadcast radio, while still monitoring your radio frequencies in the background. Any incoming call will be given priority insuring you never miss an important call while listening to the radio.

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL CALLING SUPPORTED

The OBLTR-8R supports almost every available Analog Tone Method. It supports CTCSS, DCS, DTMF, 2 TONE, and 5 TONE calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by individual or by group. You can even send custom text messages (saved through software) using the 5TONE calling methods. Tone calling (private line) is required by most commercial applications and the OBLTR-8R supports the latest standards, even allowing custom CTCSS Tones.

The OBLTR-8R can even decode (receive) commands. This allows for ANI (Caller ID), Remote Stun, Remote Kill, Pager calls, and many more features.

STAY SAFE AND INFORMED WITH NOAA WEATHER ALERTS

Keep yourself and your family safe by tuning in to changing weather conditions. These radios feature a Weather Radio Broadcast mode, which allows you to select a weather channel and hear the latest weather alerts from NOAA. You can even monitor for NOAA alerts in the background.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OPERATION WITH MEMORY GROUPS, PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS, AND MORE!

You can program your OBLTR-8R exactly how you want it. There are 200 programmable memory channels and 10 memory banks. You can add or remove channels from memory banks or from your scanning list right on the keypad. The side keys are programmable to multiple options including adding a secondary (dual) push-to-talk option. You can give channels alphanumeric names, without using a computer. The radio has 3 power levels (6 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate. You can set the scanning speed (fast, slow), set VFO scanning limits, and resume scanning after a power cycle. You can easily set squelch levels on a per channel basis directly from the keypad. 

The OBLTR-8R has 2 VFO banks, and allows you to be in both VFO and channel modes at the same time. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.

In commercial applications you can set up radios in work modes and customize and restrict from manual programming modes (and menus). You can even lockout the keypad completely.

TERMN-8R - Dual Band VHF/UHF & FM Portable Radios (Dual Watch).
23 GMRS Channels, 5 MURS Channels & NOAA Radio.
Crossband Repeat & 6 Band Monitoring.


THE FIRST RADIO FOR AMATEUR, COMMERCIAL, AND PUBLIC USE

The most versatile two way radio on the market, certified for use for commercial, public and amateur frequencies. The TERMN-8R includes built-in GMRS and MURS modes with 23 GMRS channels and 5 MURS Channels. The TERMN-8R is FCC Certified for Part 90 and Part 95 usage. The TERMN-8R is able to Transmit and Receive fully on Narrowband (12.5kHz).

RUGGED CASE WITH DUST AND WATER PROTECTION

The TERMN-8R has a very rugged case with a Water Protection IP53 Rating making it PERFECT for dirty environments, field and outdoor use.

UPGRADEABLE FIRMWARE

With any future firmware revisions or updates, your TERMN-8R purchase is able to be updated indefinitely! Firmware upgrades are done in-house at our AnyTone Tech facility and the process is seamless! When you register your warranty with AnyTone Tech, you will be notified of any upgrades that are available for your TERMN-8R.

TRUE DUAL RECEIVER CAPABILITIES WITH CROSS-BAND REPEATER

The TERMN-8R has two built-in receivers (full duplex). You can receive two signals at the same time; you can even transmit and scan (or receive) at the same time! The TERMN-8R also allows you to use your radio as a cross band repeater (VHF/UHF or UHF/VHF).

RECEIVE TRANSMISSIONS ON SIX DIFFERENT BANDS

The TERMN-8R is one of the most flexible radios available, it can receive transmissions on 6 Different Bands. It can receive on UHF (400-520MHz), VHF (136-174MHz), Aircraft AM (108-136MHz), FM Broadcasts (64-108MHz), Short-Wave AM (2.3-30MHz), and AM Broadcasts (520-1710kHz).

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL CALLING SUPPORTED

The TERMN-8R supports almost every available Analog Tone Method. It supports CTCSS, DCS, DTMF, 2 TONE, 5 TONE, and MSK calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by individual or by group. You can even send text messages using MSK and 5TONE methods. Tone calling (private line) is required by most commercial applications and the TERMN-8R supports the latest standards, even allowing custom CTCSS Tones. For the utmost of private communication, the TERMN-8R supports Frequency Hopping (FHSS) between other TERMN-8Rs.

The TERMN-8R can even decode (receive) commands. This allows for ANI (Caller ID), Remote Stun, Remote Kill, Pager calls, and many more features.

STAY SAFE AND INFORMED WITH NOAA WEATHER ALERTS

Keep yourself and your family safe by tuning in to changing weather conditions. These radios feature a Weather Radio Broadcast mode, which allows you to select a weather channel and hear the latest weather alerts from NOAA. You can even monitor for NOAA alerts in the background.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OPERATION WITH MEMORY GROUPS, PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS, AND MORE!

You can program your TERMN-8R exactly how you want it. There are 200 programmable memory channels and 10 memory banks. You can add or remove channels from memory banks or from your scanning list right on the keypad. The side keys are programmable to multiple options including adding a secondary (dual) push-to-talk option. You can give channels alphanumeric names, without using a computer. The radio has 3 power levels (6 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate. You can set the scanning speed (fast, slow), set VFO scanning limits, and resume scanning after a power cycle. You can easily set squelch levels on a per channel basis directly from the keypad. 

The TERMN-8R has 2 VFO banks, and allows you to be in both VFO and channel modes at the same time. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.

In commercial applications you can set up radios in work modes and customize and restrict from manual programming modes (and menus). You can even lockout the keypad completely.


Visit https://anytonetech.com/radios to view the detailed specs for all these radios.

All in all very disappointing as there is no development from Baofeng. There are also radios on the market that have all of these features covered.

Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.