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    Default New BKR 9000

    Good to see Bendix has released a new radio. Curious to know if it will scan and monitor trunking systems without a key like its predecessors.

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    I'm not sure who their industrial / mechanical designer is, but they need to be fired.

    That radio looks like a early concept prototype, not a finished product.

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    Looks like the radio got hit with an ugly stick. And, there are absolutely no specs for the radio anywhere to be found. At best, it looks to be an attempt at a cheap knockoff of an APX8K, but it better be super cheap.

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    Not in the pricebook yet.
    Apparently NOT a radio professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by com501 View Post
    Not in the pricebook yet.

    Rumor is around 5K fully enabled. Essentially it’s a KNG that’s as rugged as the other BK radios. Covers all 3 bands with a choice of UHF HI or UHF LO. Not sure if it will do both. Assuming it uses the RES software if *should* do no affiliation.
    RAS .......... Retard Avoidance System.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggerd View Post
    I'm not sure who their industrial / mechanical designer is, but they need to be fired.

    That radio looks like a early concept prototype, not a finished product.
    BK/RELM radios have never had that "polished around the edges" look. Probably why they are trying to copy the look of the APX.

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    Looks like Motorola and baofeng had a love child

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    Quote Originally Posted by radio View Post
    Looks like Motorola and baofeng had a love child

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    But the software blows Motorola's out of the water since they beta tested it. Hell it had less bugs on the Alpha version than final release of any Motorola.
    RAS .......... Retard Avoidance System.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot0017 View Post
    Good to see Bendix has released a new radio. Curious to know if it will scan and monitor trunking systems without a key like its predecessors.

    https://www.bktechnologies.com/produ...ortable-radio/
    During our last customer meeting with BK we asked about the non-affilition scan mode and they said it would do it just like the P800's.

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    Default New BKR 9000

    Throw in DMR and I might get interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post
    Throw in DMR and I might get interested.

    I donít think we will ever see BK Tech make a move in the DMR market. Most of the companyís revenue is from the U.S Govt.
    RAS .......... Retard Avoidance System.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtaman View Post
    I don’t think we will ever see BK Tech make a move in the DMR market. Most of the company’s revenue is from the U.S Govt.
    I agree. For years their biggest customers have been Federal land management/DOI.

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    Got to play with the BKR9000 last week at a conference; and my BKR is on order.

    Initial impressions: Slightly bulkier than an APX; but has good ergonomics / feel.

    For price point, doing an apples-to-apples comparison with a Harris XL-200P. I'll be able to sell the BKR at NASPO price (and still make money) and will be over $1,000 below Harris Dealer Purchase Price. Have customers lining up in droves to demo; and some are ready to cut PO's already, due to the "used car salesman" mentality of Mother /\/\.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radio277 View Post
    Got to play with the BKR9000 last week at a conference; and my BKR is on order.

    Initial impressions: Slightly bulkier than an APX; but has good ergonomics / feel.

    For price point, doing an apples-to-apples comparison with a Harris XL-200P. I'll be able to sell the BKR at NASPO price (and still make money) and will be over $1,000 below Harris Dealer Purchase Price. Have customers lining up in droves to demo; and some are ready to cut PO's already, due to the "used car salesman" mentality of Mother /\/\.
    Yeah, still thinking about ordering one to play with and see how it does.

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    I have seen some deep discounting on the Harris side, most likely to try to break into traditional M agencies.

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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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    Thumbs up BKR9000 Release

    The New BK9000 is slated to be released late Sept 2019, please feel free to contact me for more info.

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    900Mhz I wonder if it does 902-928!
    Apparently NOT a radio professional.

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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.
    What kind of rough price point are these things at? Any accurate product slicks yet?

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    Yup, product slicks are up at https://www.bktechnologies.com/produ...ortable-radio/

    I've got printed ones in my office in our "conference box". Sell pricing for VHF / 7-800, P25 Trunking with battery, antenna, belt clip and charger will be just below $2,500. Add in UHF, crypto, or accessories and that will go up... But that should give you an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radio277 View Post
    Yup, product slicks are up at https://www.bktechnologies.com/produ...ortable-radio/

    I've got printed ones in my office in our "conference box". Sell pricing for VHF / 7-800, P25 Trunking with battery, antenna, belt clip and charger will be just below $2,500. Add in UHF, crypto, or accessories and that will go up... But that should give you an idea.
    Most of the online sites I've seen say base price is around $3100 with extra bands being $300 each. Maybe that's just the MSRP for retailers but if your price is accurate that's a lot better.

    Also I'm noticing at these online outlets that a antenna & charger "accessory package" is $530 which seems incredibly steep.

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    That product slick is crap - no specifications, no options details, nothing. That, or I'm missing something.

    I'm extremely interested in this product, but the lack of information about it is markedly annoying.

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    Nothing in dealer tools either.
    Apparently NOT a radio professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRS View Post
    BK/RELM radios have never had that "polished around the edges" look. Probably why they are trying to copy the look of the APX.
    I am a great fan of their traditional "portable bank vault" aesthetic.

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    They will sell plenty of these. BK has their place, a smaller piece of the pie, but between federal and fire service these will do great.

    Its actually a better option than XL200P.