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    I spoke briefly with Kent Bickel with BK Southeast sales back in May. He told me to expect more of the $6000.00 range for a “fully optioned” radio. All bands, phase II and crypto. I asked for a demo and he still didn’t have one himself nor had he decided on which dealers would carry it. He said he would be in touch but I have not heard anything from him since.


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    I'd love a demo... on a permanent basis... LOL

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    What is the BKR9000 multi-band portable radio?
    The new BKR 9000 handheld radio is a multi-band land mobile radio. This new radio offers exceptional performance in a lightweight form.

    Key Features:

    Multi Band LMR
    5000 MAH Li-Ion Super High Capacity Smart Battery
    Smart Charger
    P25 Conventional
    P25 Phase 1 & 2 Trunking
    Simulcast Operation
    Vote Scan Operation
    DES & AES FIPS140-2 L2 Encryption
    DHC P25 CAP Approved
    LTE Broadband Data
    Internal WI-FI
    Integrated GPS/Location Services
    OTAR (Over the air rekeying)
    OTAP (Over the air programming)
    Internal Bluetooth With NFC Pairing
    Radio Authentication
    Meets MIL Spec 810 G & IP68 Specifications
    Radio Specs:

    Operating Frequency

    VHF Band 136-174 MHz

    UHF Band 380-512 MHz

    700/ 800 Band 763-776, 793-806 MHz, 806-825 MHz, 851-870 MHz

    900 Band 896-940 MHz

    Hazardous Environment Specifications

    Class I, Division 1, Groups C, D

    Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D

    Class II, Divisions 1 and 2, Groups E, F, G

    Class III, Divisions 1 and 2

    Environmental Specifications

    MIL-STD-810G

    IEC 60529 Specifications

    Continuous immersion IP68 - 2 Meters, 4 Hours (min)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rescueman433 View Post
    I spoke briefly with Kent Bickel with BK Southeast sales back in May. He told me to expect more of the $6000.00 range for a “fully optioned” radio. All bands, phase II and crypto. I asked for a demo and he still didn’t have one himself nor had he decided on which dealers would carry it. He said he would be in touch but I have not heard anything from him since.
    We paid $6500 for our APX8000 M3.5s in our 2016 county radio purchase, MSI heavily discounted them because we bought a lot of radios. Having said that, these were with all bands active, TDMA, AES-256, DES and welfare (ADP) HW crypto, bluetooth, and 5 year service from the start comprehensive.

    BK is going to have to get in reality if they expect to sell them en masse, no way I'd pay 6 grand for that radio. I was expecting maybe half. Harris XL-200p's fully equipped are around 4 grand. And this is a solid product, even the beta I tested 4 years ago was a great piece of equipment.
    Your streaming makes me AES-256. Keep it up and you'll soon have nothing to listen to.

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    I have only been working with BK/RELM radios for a couple of years. It is pretty good stuff, it kinda grows on you. The new KNG2 radios are really nice. So hopefully these new radios are along the same lines. The only heartburn I have is that the KNG radios cannot be aligned by a tech, kinda. Freedom Test Equipment has plans for an Auto tune option for their R8000/9000 CSAs, but as of right now, I cannot align any of my radios, so if they are out of specs, I have to sent them back to BK.

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    good to know re: alignment. I just got our R8000-B back from Freedom after a 3.5 month excursion to add new support for APX8K/8500 and calibration. But not being able to tune a radio without having to send it to the manufacturer's depot is cellphone company kind of nonsense. Sorry BK, gotta do better for those of us who maintain our subscribers. Can't wait days/weeks when I can auto tune an APX in about 20 minutes (for a portable single band).
    Your streaming makes me AES-256. Keep it up and you'll soon have nothing to listen to.

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    That is great information to know! So as of now it could almost be as much as an Apx8000 and no field tuning...

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    We ordered our demo a few months back Should be here in November some time my Rep told me. I am excited to put it through it's paces. We are probably going to sell a ton of them.

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    Just viewed a quote for the BKR9000- $4285.00 for a VHF/7/800 (no uhf but the band add was an extra $225.00) model 3 or full keypad radio. This includes antenna, battery, charger, AES/DES FIPS140-2, and Phase 2 P25 trunking.

    Software was an extra $90.00 and cable was $80.00.

    A model 2 or limited keypad was $4085.00 and a top display only unit was $3885.00

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    The user manual is currently available on the FCC website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtaman View Post
    The user manual is currently available on the FCC website.
    Available here:

    https://fccid.io/K95BKR9000

    or here:

    https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/repor..._id=K95BKR9000

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    Declared frequency bands from FCC data show full UHF R1 and R2 but only the expected Part 90 coverage at 900 MHz.
    It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right

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    Quote Originally Posted by BK Radio Store View Post
    The New BK9000 is slated to be released late Sept 2019, please feel free to contact me for more info.

    Radios are my passion.
    Since it's essentially November now and they still aren't shipping, do you have an updated schedule? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanrobles View Post
    Since it's essentially November now and they still aren't shipping, do you have an updated schedule? Thanks.
    That's the $64,000 question. Even the BK rep I deal with was frustrated with whatever the delays are.

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    Although our existing design is functioning and has passed FCC testing, we believe its important to launch the best possible product to maximize our prospects for widespread customer acceptance. We have started the process of implementing these design changes. Doing so will extend the time required to bring the product to market. Although the timelines not firm, we anticipate completing the development in the second half of 2020. Prior to then, however, we anticipate rolling out the first product in our new BKR family of radios. The BKR line is planned to eventually replace our flagship successful KNG Series of radios.

    We intend for the BKR line to have a completely new look and feel, with an easy, intuitive user interface. It is designed to high specifications and provide exceptional performance. While the date of the introduction of the first product in the BKR line is not firm, we anticipate that it will be in the first half of 2020. Clearly, we had hoped that our new products would arrive earlier; however, we believe delivering a product out of the gate with world-class functionality, performance and quality, is critical to its success, and ultimately, our plans for increasing BKs share of the market.
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    http://irdirect.net/filings/viewer/i...495419012498/1

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    I am first in line for our area to get a demo on this guy, cant wait. Supposedly in January I can get my hands on it. But...I have been delayed several times from the factory before with this. The cost savings alone will be worth the wait. Yet another radio to help bring better competition for big M prices.