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by mancow
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?
Replies: 21
Views: 15538

Re: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?

Don't let the look of the Icom D Star IC92AD fool you. I would say it's more rugged than an XTS5K-R due to its smaller size and weight but equally dense construction. The thing is just a solid little brick and the battery seems to last forever. The RF performance is excellent and is every bit as sen...
by mancow
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15115

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

I can't vouch for its effect on trunking since it's Vhf but I have a host 9 dsp 12 5k and it works fine.
by mancow
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: DV Dongle
Replies: 13
Views: 18386

Re: DV Dongle

D Star is neat stuff and is great for what it's meant for. It has some neat hammy friendly features like scrolling ID info on the screen and such. I don't see how it and P25 can really be compared against each other in any real meaningful way since the P25 isn't meant as a consumer electronics plug ...
by mancow
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 62899

Re: Encryption on P25

shit... IT LIVES

I thought you had vanished.

n3jfw wrote:you could get yourself a 4000
by mancow
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 62899

Re: Encryption on P25

A 3K won't work either.
by mancow
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 Article in Sept '08 QST
Replies: 9
Views: 7445

Re: P25 Article in Sept '08 QST

agreed
RayRay wrote:Probably more than that...

Although I think you'd get a better welcome here than at batlabs.
by mancow
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IC-92AD and OFs
Replies: 10
Views: 8482

Re: IC-92AD and OFs

weak stream and damn that Dr. has fat fingers but otherwise good hi hi........... over
by mancow
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IC-92AD and OFs
Replies: 10
Views: 8482

Re: IC-92AD and OFs

I've only had it a few hours and have only listened but so far it's great. I got it due to the begging of a friend that got one and kept saying how great it was. After checking into the features I tend to agree. They really seemed to put some thought in to all of this. The audio quality is great. It...
by mancow
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IC-92AD and OFs
Replies: 10
Views: 8482

IC-92AD and OFs

My shiny new IC-92AD showed up in the mail today and I just did get time to fire it up tonight.

What's the very first thing I hear in DV mode? Some guy's knee surgery and shoulder ailments.


:bnypancake:
by mancow
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 64617

Re: P25 repeaters

I was looking at the exact same thing. I almost contacted them but I figured I would get that same response. It's too bad everyone has to act it's 1944 and they hold the plans to the Manhattan Project. BTW, not that anyone cares but I did get the maxtracs to pass nice clean fairly unmolested P-25 da...
by mancow
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 64617

Re: P25 repeaters

Hmmmm.... well I tried the welfare maxtrac to maxtrac flat audio setup over at batlabs. No joy. I figured that a matched maxtrac would perform even better than this old King mobile but no. I tried every devation adjustment step between 13-35 with no sucess. As usual the PSR500 decodes most anything ...
by mancow
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 64617

Re: P25 repeaters

My welfare P25 repeater is slowly taking shape. :vestman: :wacker: So far it sounds great but it's still on the bench with no duplexer and exiter power. I modded (sorry Ken if you're reading this) a friend's Communications Specialists community repeater controller to pass good clean flat audio. A re...
by mancow
Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 64617

Re: P25 repeaters

Get er done! :baby:

That's kind of what I was trying to do with the hardware here.

Where would a person get the specs for the protocol, enough to do something like that?
by mancow
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 64617

Re: P25 repeaters

I'm still looking at the idea of two astros for a repeater. I'm becoming more and more convinced that it can't really be done, (correctly anyway) and be true mixed mode. True, there is the discriminator to modulator method (maxtrac style) but I wanted to see if there was a way to link the two after ...
by mancow
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 17201

Re: d-chat for astro

What's the RS232 packet data in the ASTRO tab in CPS? Is there a way to configure a spectra or whatever as a modem?
by mancow
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: S Records for Vhf IMBE needed
Replies: 0
Views: 13467

S Records for Vhf IMBE needed

Doing some repeater projects today and I wonder if anyone can send some HI and Low power Vhf IMBE S records. I really don't care what the flash or head type is as long as it's IMBE and VHF. If you guys could help that would be great.

Thanks


[email protected]
by mancow
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: How would you spend $3000?
Replies: 8
Views: 6340

You could get a pair of HT1250s with Transcrypt inverstion boards for that price. Ours ran in the $600-700 range for the portables and damn near the same for each MO-80 Transcrypt board. Yea, the 1250s don't have the best reputation but it sounds like you are in the same boat we were in. We had some...
by mancow
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Anyone own/owned an FT-857d?
Replies: 14
Views: 12094

Mamma Mong

:baby:
by mancow
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Anyone own/owned an FT-857d?
Replies: 14
Views: 12094

Yep, I read somewhere that they are the same radio just different cases.

I have a non D model 857. It's the best compact do all hf rig I've owned so far. I wonder how many 3rd world countries use those for mil rigs since they will TX from 1.8 through 108 with the mod?
by mancow
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: RadioShack PRO-2055
Replies: 16
Views: 11962

I have two of em mainly for the signal stalker or whatever you call it. I hate the squelch. There's not padding there at all. They go in to a wild squelch flutter attack at the edge of a signal fade and the overall RX sensitivity doesn't seem that hot to me. But, for the $$ and features they are sti...
by mancow
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Yaesu FT-990
Replies: 2
Views: 6991

Well shit, now I want one.

But I'm poor.
by mancow
Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Trunking ID display
Replies: 12
Views: 7412

Re: Trunking ID display

Ha... that shit cracked me up too for some reason.

Mong wrote:
exkalibur wrote:Hi guys. I've got a UHF Astro Saber II that I've set up to scan the 8 channels from a local 9600 baud (yes I know it's incorrect, STFU)

I have no idea how to fix that, but that was funny as hell :baby:
by mancow
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18026

King portables have that horrid click/pop too. Like was said, it's the amp turning on and off.

I wonder if a guy could just wire the amp to be on all the time since power consumption on RX really isn't much of an issue for a mobile..
by mancow
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IMBE repeater on the cheap.
Replies: 25
Views: 13257

I had to dig for it but I found it. It's a T3020AX instruction manual but it has a theory of operation, parts list, and full schematics. Part # 68P81060E40-O 09/14/1981 (RETRO Huh? ) I wonder if the 3020 is similar enough to the 3011? excerpt... The inserter first tests its own DES device. This is d...
by mancow
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IMBE repeater on the cheap.
Replies: 25
Views: 13257

Do you have a KVL service manual available? They break down the system in pretty good detail with descriptions of the data packets and such.

If no, I have one you can eye.
by mancow
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IMBE repeater on the cheap.
Replies: 25
Views: 13257

I made on using a B/K LPU handheld as the transmitter and an HT600 as the receiver. It worked but getting the modulation exactly right was damn near impossible. I never would settle down to a point I could trust it all to be shoved in a box together. But, when it was tuned up right it sounded great....
by mancow
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 43782

Where do you work, cause I need a job there.

Not only is there no money for something like that here, nobody would even know or care wtf 2 meters is.

must be nice
by mancow
Thu May 31, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ASTRO25 Firmware in XTS 3000 - S-meter works! - Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 4847

"In theory..." If a guy had access to all the right tools would it be possible to put a larger memory chip in a 3K and expand it to 8 megs or whatever? Would it even be able to address the extra memory? Reading this thread made me curious about that. I wish I had the intellect to write my own code. ...
by mancow
Mon May 21, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 decode problem on AS2?
Replies: 30
Views: 16531

Try separating the radios a bit. I've had odd stuff happen when too close to the receiving unit.
by mancow
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: stupid radio tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 15343

How much?


Now I wish we would have looked into those for work.
by mancow
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: TenTec 1254 SWL Receiver Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 7498

Sounds neat, got any pics?


Also, what freqs. is AFRN on?
by mancow
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: VoIP from Jaffair, Bahrain
Replies: 4
Views: 4914

I don't understand a 1/3 rd of what you just said but it still kicks ass.

:baby:
by mancow
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: No more Hosstraders!
Replies: 5
Views: 3602

Gotta love the ( hey we don't want to do it anymore and you shouldn't give it a shot either because we're so special) attitude.

:cheeseandwhine:
by mancow
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Who wants Some MotoTRBOsexy? I do!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Are you able to program that thing or is that preloaded?

I almost bought one myself but I pussed out.