Episode 118: Ailuance HD-1 Dual Band DMR Debut

Ailuance HD-1

A little bit later to the show, the Ailuance (however you pronounce this name) has a new HT that isn’t like the others.

Everyone knows about the TYT MD-2017 and Retevis RT-82 radios, which are essentially the same.  Anytone is also coming strong onto the scene with its AT-D868UV Dual Band HT, which is probably a contender for the top-spot of dual band DMR HTs.

Unlike the TYT/Retevis models, the HD-1 allows for easier FPP (front panel programming).  Yes, the TYT/Retevis version will also allow you to FPP, but with the HD-1, there are fewer steps, and fewer menus.  It is just plain easier, in my opinion.

In this video, I go through and program the HT, all without a computer hookup at all.  The issue is dual-receive is still in question, and will be discussed in one of my next episodes.

 

 

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15 Responses to “Episode 118: Ailuance HD-1 Dual Band DMR Debut”

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  1. JmacalinoJr says:

    Great Show Jason……

  2. Curtis Robertson says:

    Jason, just watched ep. 118 and got to looking around for the HD-1. The Retevis website has a pre-sale price of $189. http://www.retevis.com/ailunce-hd1-dual-band-dmr-digital-radio
    Thanks for taking the time to go over all of these new radios. It seems that there is at least one new radio coming out from someone every week!! I’m sure that keeps you busy!!
    Thanks again for all you do for all of us!!
    73’s
    Curtis
    N5BIG

  3. Tom says:

    So I have a question. Again I am new to HAM, only about 2 months, and I work in the EMS field. I am really looking for a nice single portable that handles all my needs and interests. So I want something that is DMR, dual band and field programmable (for FM stations mainly) is nice but not a must as I also have a boafeng. But the future that I really want is zones, like how the HT1250 has. This is important for me because the ambulances I ride in covers north and south jersey and often doesnt have all the towns programmed in or are outdated. So right now I use my boafeng to communicate with the towns as we are responding. Having zones would make it easier for me to keep channels organized as I move from post to post. Plus it would allow me to have HAM repeaters set into the zones as well as I move around the state. So with that said does the HD1, rt82 or md2017 handle zones? If not is their another radio you think I should look into? Thanks for your show and taking the time to answer this question. Tom KD2ODN

  4. Mark Eldridge AB8SX says:

    Hey Jason……love the videos on these new DMR radios. Awesome to be able to get such a good look and review at them ahead of time. As for as the Ailunce and how to pronounce……..lol……..I found this little “how to pronounce” video at this link:
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ailunce+how+to+pronounce&view=detail&mid=A171FE33A91B0AE8193EA171FE33A91B0AE8193E&FORM=VIRE

    73…..AB8SX

  5. Just for info, You also have viewers here from Denmark;-)
    I watch the episodes very carefully due to that we are a group of people in the early state of getting a emergency radio network up and running.
    Therefor we are very interested in radios that are able to function om more networks such as DMR, HAM and also able to send and receive 2 and 5 tone sequence on land mobile networks as well.
    Looking forward to watch the episode with the Anytone AT-D868UV HT, witch seems to be the best match so far.
    Also looking forward to see if there will be a mobile version with the same functions:-)

  6. Joe Cutrone says:

    So after a few emails back and forth I was able to pre-order the Ailuance HD-1 with the gps. Funny thing is depending on who you communicate with will determine if they’ll let you pre-order. Jason between this video and your alstar video your keeping my wallet and time busy 😁.

    Thanks for the great videos
    73,
    Joe WK9K

  7. Donny says:

    Thank you for the video on this HT. I am new to DMR as of a few days ago. Last night I got my DMR id. I would really love to get a HD1 to be my first dmr radio. If you would pick me to give it to I would be so grateful. I am a former 9-1-1 dispatcher of 10 years and vol fire fighter EMT and have always loved the radio communications field. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

  8. James says:

    I was licensed in the very early 90’s, N9KGH. Back then you could not choose your call and just by coincidence I ended up right next to my father, W9KGI in the Call book. Those days (call books, etc.) have passed. When my father became a silent key in 2001 I was very active with mobile HF and VHF. Then my cousin, N9XGD passed suddenly in 2003. At that point my interest started to wane as I lost what was my radio family. In 2009 a family friend, N9KSJ passed and I shelved all of my radio gear. 2017 comes along and feeling nostalgic I am getting back into the hobby. I now find all of these new digital modes (never unboxed the packet modem) and I am not only excited, but found I have a huge new interest. This is where though I hit a brick wall with the choices. Out of the new modes I am thinking it will be DMR, but the radio choices are numerous. I did a good amount of research and came across the HD1. They say it is not available for at least another week, but now after a couple of months I am nervous to get my feet wet with DMR and want your opinion. Should I hold out for the HD1 (GPS or non GPS) or after you having one to try maybe you recommend another radio? Jim

  9. Bill N3ETC says:

    I’ve seen many of your videos on YouTube. I find them very informative and since I’m a bit interested in DMR, I also find them very useful.
    Since I am blind, I have only one question; do any of these radios have voice prompts built in to them?
    I see that a lot of the Chinese radios do have this feature and in most cases the feature is very useful as well as nice to have.
    I do have a BaoFeng UV-82 with that feature and I’m wondering if the voice prompt feature carries through to all the other Chinese radios.

    • Tom kf4yey says:

      Hi, This radio does have talking menus, but they do not function the same way as other radios. For me at least I needed someone with site to help me setup a code plug for this radio with pre-programmed channels for the talkgroups I wanted to use.

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