The DJ-MD40 is a DMR transceiver that is 10.75oz(305g) with EBP-96 Li-ion battery pack, 2.44"W x 4.41"H x 1.81"D (6.2W x 11.2H x 4.6D cm). The DJ-MD40 supports as the following functions;
- 400-480MHz operation
- DMR Tier I/II
- Analog 12.5/20/25kHz TRX
- DMR and Analog Mixed Mode
- 5/2.5/1/0.2W selectable RF output
- Programmable upto 1000ch in 64ch/zone(MAX)
- Full dot-matrix with color-selectable backlit LED
- Built in digital recorder
- Quick contract accesses
- Various security passwords and alert tone features
- Text Messages
- 1000mW Audio Output
- Other features all included at NO extra costs
The standard accessories are EA-212 whip antenna, EBP-96(7.4V 2600mAh) Li-ion battery pack, EDC-211 battery charger, EDC-212/213 AC adapter, EBC-45 belt clip and a wrist strap. The PC interface cable (optional) for DJ-MD40 seems not a serial cable, a USB cable.
Oh, now I just found a fact. Look the EA-212 antenna of DJ-MD40 from the brochure.
Here is antenna of AT-3318UVE for my experiment.
These antennas look almost same. As someone commented before, DJ-MD40 might also be developed by Anytone.
By the way, why does Alinco choose DMR? I assume DMR is a most widely used digital format in the world. On the website of Universal Radio, regular price of the DJ-MD40 is $249.95 MSRP and the sale price is about $220.
As you know, for TYT MD-390 VHF DMR two way radio is about $160 on 409shop, price of the DJ-MD40 would not be competitive. Plus MD-390 has color LCD, IP67, Voice Prompt and Encryption.TYT MD-390 seems smarter and cooler than DJ-MD40.
I doubt that DJ-MD40 would succeed because Alinco used to fail a Japanese digital D-CR HT DJ-DPS50. The malfunctions were "voice not received at all after a long time stand-by with Battery Save Mode" and "bad reception sound quality problem". It is needless to say those problems have been fixed or improved by Alinco of course.
I do not know whether Alinco would become a competitor even if DJ-MD40 equips with 250 zones with 64 channels per zone at DMR mode.