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by grinthock
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 62710

Mike you are exactly right. Any "Digital" encoding or modification of our signal, unless generally accepted by the community and unless there is either equipment available or a generalized specification, is technically "Obscuring the meaning of the message" and is a no no. This may appear to stifle ...
by grinthock
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 62710

Oh and I have TX'd encrypted on amateur band... However. Every 10 minutes I turn it off and state "This is (insert call here) transmitting with IMBE using key 1234567890" That makes it legal here. Just because you can't listen doesn't make it encrypted. I can't understand CW to save my life, but tha...
by grinthock
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 62710

I use encryption, ... So do many others here. Some of us use it on Ham Bands, some don't. There... I answered the orig question. Someone asked me once "But what if you get caught?" The response someone standing near by said was "Well, that might be difficult if i'm using a portable, and encryption, ...
by grinthock
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 51354

I just tell them my XTS has a Penetrator and the panties come off... it's NIIIIIICE....
by grinthock
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Looking for thoughts on FTM-10R
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

Looking for thoughts on FTM-10R

Looks like Yaesu has released something quite cool... the FTM-10R...

for me it's important because it's RUGGED, and waterproof (the head) and for me doing off road and Jeep, I need something that can take the elements a bit...

Any thoughts?

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by grinthock
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Legality of P25 on Ham Bands
Replies: 28
Views: 17251

I've had this argument more times than I can count here in Toronto. I just tell them to go away and stop interfearing with my conversation -- which is infact illegal. They have made their point, now move on, if it bothers you -- file a complaint with Industry Canada. When the 1 inspector for all of ...
by grinthock
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Passively scanning Astro25 trunking systems
Replies: 27
Views: 29512

I think we discussed this before, i've had the same trick working on both my XTS3K and the Astro Spectra before with the smartzone trick... On VHF it works -- and never transmits.. I had a bird meter connected to both radios (I think it was a 5W slug) once to prove neither were transmitting. Full re...
by grinthock
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Re: Moderator Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

I dunno what was happeneing but let's not let it start again guys..

Let's not lose the resource you have....

And on that note... RoF -- great work on the latest guide my friend... I was quite impressed.
by grinthock
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 29522

This is gonna be the best Astro guide since.... Well..

Ok someone make a Mikey joke, I can't think of one.
by grinthock
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 29522

RoF know's his stuff from what i've seen. All technical stuff aside, and because i'm not reading ALL of that. Astro Radio's sound a 1000 times better on ANALOG than regular analog radios do. Oh and that's a MEAN OPINION -- which at the end of the day is all that really matters. In the Radio world we...
by grinthock
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: VOIP Setup help
Replies: 1
Views: 2939

you just happen to have posted this here, I'm a CCVP / IPTT / CVOICE certified. Drop me a PM and we can chat. The E/M VIC won't do Caller ID... You need a T1 integration between the Definity and the router. So from a hardware perspective you will need an NM-HDV and a WIC-1MFT-T1 or similar, and at l...
by grinthock
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: "Hybrid" repeater which features both FM and D-Sta
Replies: 30
Views: 16235

It's not that simple... I know very little about D-STAR, and how it's modulated and what the waveforms look like, how it deviates, how the receivers are tuned...

It's quite possible it won't work.
by grinthock
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: "Hybrid" repeater which features both FM and D-Sta
Replies: 30
Views: 16235

No reason why it wouldn't once you adjusted the deviation properly.

The question is... Will the settings optimized for IMBE / P25 also work to pass the D-STAR as well...
by grinthock
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Niagara Big Event 29
Replies: 19
Views: 9240

I had to bow out.

Sounds like it was a drag anyway.
by grinthock
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Niagara Big Event 29
Replies: 19
Views: 9240

I'm there.

I have a free seat in the Jeep from Toronto... if anyone needs a lift -- drop a pm.
by grinthock
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: played with a vertex 929 p25 rig the other day
Replies: 11
Views: 8981

Awesome news Seth! I was waiting for someone to get their hands on it and let us know A) if it worked and B) what they thought.

Can't wait till the aftermarket for those starts to hit.

They still like $3K per radio?
by grinthock
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Niagara Big Event 29
Replies: 19
Views: 9240

I'll probably be in for this...

Anyone need a ride from Toronto?
by grinthock
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: New non-P25 Icom digital portable
Replies: 3
Views: 3028

Or you can just buy their P25 version.

http://www.icomamerica.com/products/lan ... e/f70_f80/


Havn't found decent pricing on it yet thou.
by grinthock
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Codeplug... Help?
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

OH and VHF.
by grinthock
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Codeplug... Help?
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Codeplug... Help?

Looking for a Astro Spectra W4 codeplug.. Flashcode must have IMBE, Trunking, Conventional, Multikey at a minimum... Ususal stuff.. Radio i'm fixing for a friend only has conventional and IMBE and that's it..
by grinthock
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Ok... Hooked.
Replies: 12
Views: 6819

Ok... Hooked.

Well, had my first major QSO on P25 Thursday... While driving through Barrie, ON, used the VE3XF repeater to have a 20 minute chat with VE3XF himself and a fellow amateur (sorry forget your call dude) but it was great.

Loved every second, audio quality was superb.
by grinthock
Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-EX 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 7843

You didn't miss much dude.. IT was press dismal
by grinthock
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-EX 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 7843

Use photos as you see fit sir...
by grinthock
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-EX 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 7843

Ok Whacktaular pics!!! Seen on the highway.... http://static.flickr.com/39/117851128_f7366e27da.jpg Hamsexy DJ! http://static.flickr.com/44/117851628_e4fdff1466.jpg Ok the story with this moron is, he tries to point me to a space that's too small, so i ignore him and park beside another vehicle, he ...
by grinthock
Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hambonium!
Replies: 16
Views: 8183

Nope.
by grinthock
Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hambonium!
Replies: 16
Views: 8183

Richard do you have a DES-XL module? If so see if you can get N3JFW to load the key we are using -- contact CODE3 for it.
by grinthock
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Power up a Astro Spectra 110W without the Head.
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

This is the problem, one person says 21/22 and one says 20/21

Wish I could find a pinout somewhere, if I make that mistake it's going to be expensive.
by grinthock
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Power up a Astro Spectra 110W without the Head.
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

Ok so the answer is -- yes I can do it?

so the next question is -- how?
by grinthock
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Power up a Astro Spectra 110W without the Head.
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

When we start talking about "shorting" things... i'd rather be sure.

and it's a W9
by grinthock
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Power up a Astro Spectra 110W without the Head.
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

Power up a Astro Spectra 110W without the Head.

I've got my Astro Spectra installed, i'd like to be able to bring hte drawer inside to program -- sans the head...

I hear it's possible but need a sure answer on how to trick it to power up (instead of bricking)

Thoughts?
by grinthock
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Astro Spectra Codeplug Req
Replies: 0
Views: 1997

Astro Spectra Codeplug Req

Looking for a 110W Astro Spectra Codeplug W9 setup for DOS RSS, Gotta get rid of this CPS garbage. Let me know which version of RSS it's from too..

Thanks!
by grinthock
Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: 2/4/06 - The Big Event 28, St. Catharines, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 6522

Wish I could make it.... Unfortunatly the Jeep is in getting a lift that day....
by grinthock
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ICOM Breakthrough !
Replies: 12
Views: 7139

Neither can Inverted IMBE