Does anyone have any experience with this radio yet? I looking for my first mobile rig, and the 4100a peaked some interest. I like the idea of D start, but I guess I don’t know if I really need it.
I've had a 2730 in my truck for about a year and like it so far. Came in with the best price point and list of features for me.Hmmm... I think I may have to look into the 2730 instead.
As someone who is considering mobile radios, that sounds like a great idea to me....
Before you commit to digital, it might be worth seeing what others around you use. Since none of the digital systems talk to each other radio to radio (i.e. D-Star, Fusion, and DMR radios have different strategies), knowing what is popular in your area may help you chose...
I would look at this three ways:As someone who is considering mobile radios, that sounds like a great idea to me.
Any recommended way to find out what is popular by area?
Awesome, looks like support was just added within the last couple of weeks!Unless you really want DSTAR the 2730 is a great radio. While not in the main chirp download, it looks like it might be in the daily update (beta version)>
the ID-5100 has auto dimming, along with brightness control and contrast.I really like the ID-5100a. The touch screen is very appealing, as is dual receive, and gps. I see there is a few dstar repeaters here, and the guys administering the test when I got my license were talking about it and were pretty enthusiastic. It's less than $100 to upgrade to the 5100 from the 4100, the only option I really like with the 4100 is the background color choices. I don't like bright screens staring back at me in the dark. The white sure looks easy to see though.
Oh, awesome ! I am running CS-2730 in Wine, but having CHIRP would be so much easier.Awesome, looks like support was just added within the last couple of weeks!
I hadn't checked the feature request in a while since there hadn't been much progress. That will make programming so much easier! It doesn't look fully functional yet, but much more progress has been made than I've seen in the past.