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by tvsjr
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: How would you spend $3000?
Replies: 8
Views: 6129

Pair'o'Kenwoods... you should be able to get close on your price. You might end up having to acquire software and cables yourself outside the grant, however.
by tvsjr
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 50143

Webdoc, wanna help a fellow/neighboring EOC operator out when/if you get your hands on any such gear? I may not be a neighbor... but don't forget your homies down in Texas. :baby: 8 Calls come first....... :baby: No no... 8 calls come just before 6 calls, which are at the BOTTOM of the list. :baby:
by tvsjr
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 50143

KD8CPX wrote:Webdoc, wanna help a fellow/neighboring EOC operator out when/if you get your hands on any such gear?
I may not be a neighbor... but don't forget your homies down in Texas. :baby:
by tvsjr
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Legality of P25 on Ham Bands
Replies: 28
Views: 16738

Fucking hammies. I can't count the number of times I've been at a hamfest to hear "OMGWTFBBQ!!!1oneonetilde!!! You can't do that!!! It's ENCRYPTED!!!" 47 CFR 97.305 states what general emission types are allowed in which bands. You're concerned with the ones that say phone (you can't play P25 in a R...
by tvsjr
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Time for Belton Ham Expo fall edition.
Replies: 4
Views: 3180

I'll be there... we'll have our normal little compound set up.
by tvsjr
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Saber Keyloader
Replies: 13
Views: 7387

Multipler sells no less than 6 variants of the MX300 battery pack... doesn't seem to hard to get to me.

If anyone wants one, let me know... I can probably order one for you through Tessco.
by tvsjr
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

Didn't go with CQPSK? All of the Moto P25 gear supports it... I know of at least one system that uses it for their outlier IRs. ??? By "didn't go with CQPSK" I meant "Didn't adopt CQPSK for the spectral efficiencies mandated." Yes, they use a form of QPSK for simulcast systems, but the modulation p...
by tvsjr
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

motorola_otaku wrote:
tvsjr wrote:Didn't go with CQPSK? All of the Moto P25 gear supports it... I know of at least one system that uses it for their outlier IRs. ???
Austin/TC? I thought they used CQPSK on the two simulcast systems and C4FM on the IR sites.
Yeah, duh, brainfart. Anyway, they ARE using CQPSK...
by tvsjr
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

I'd rather see P25 Phase II use OFDM rather than the current FM nonsense. You could get 30kbps without much trouble, high spectrum efficiency, and it'd be as robust as hell. Yes, and it would require class AB amplifiers for the finals, would piss off about 50% of the PA input as heat and reduce bat...
by tvsjr
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

DSTAR is for amateur use - no encryption capabilities.
by tvsjr
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

The feds are also very interested in the IVD aspect (integrated voice and data)... imagine doing building assessments following a tornado, and every transmission coming back having latitude and longitude right along with the voice? Makes all the mapping a whole lot easier. P25 does that with bells ...
by tvsjr
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Anyone need an IMPRES bank charger?
Replies: 11
Views: 5968

Mong wrote:I think if I bought one, I'd just add a display to one or two banks. I must be a cheap dude :baby:


Moto actually sells a configuration with a 6-pos charger with only 1 display... now, mine has 6 displays because I'm pimpin like that :baby:, but you really only need 1.
by tvsjr
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IMBE repeater on the cheap.
Replies: 25
Views: 12749

Syntrx is already working on this particular project.
by tvsjr
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

Did I mention that I had access to the *first* D-STAR system in the United States outside of Icom's hands? One of the local hams made inroads with them... they had DSTAR on the air about, oh, two years ago. CDMA data for cell providers is great - unless a natural disaster has wiped out your infrastr...
by tvsjr
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 42543

Damn, that's funny... several states have purchased DSTAR infrastructure on grant. A demonstration locally of data (low-speed and high-speed) has been done for FEMA bigwigs, who are considering a large purchase. Oh, and the feds have largely backed off on this "everything-must-be-P25-for-grants...
by tvsjr
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IMBE repeater on the cheap.
Replies: 25
Views: 12749

Check out the ASTRO forum over on the Batboard... specs are in a sticky from The Pager Geek.
by tvsjr
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: CPS 10 - Beware!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Ray - thanks for the info, though I'm not sure how much of this is actually directly targeted at the whore flashes or how much is simply a result of remapping the codeplug (as tends to happen with each major version release). Escomm, thanks for being a giant dick and earning this thread the lock. St...
by tvsjr
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Question abt a 450 MHZ split AS and XTS3K
Replies: 11
Views: 6014

1. No.
2. Even if you get the programming done, a high-split radio won't lock reliably below about 443MHz. The sensitivity will also fall off sharply.
by tvsjr
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Help me loose my P25 cherry..
Replies: 25
Views: 17269

So let me see if i understand this right... I buy a XTS3000 with a low flash on the codeplug read from the radio, i can get another codeplug from the same model radio with a newer flash and blow it into my radio and the features from that flash will now be in my radio? The flashport features (flash...
by tvsjr
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Anyone who says this flashcode is legit is a liar
Replies: 42
Views: 21202

VE9MP wrote:Image


I LOLed. Mad points if you tweak the firmware to show that display natively. :baby:
by tvsjr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 28627

Allrighty then...

I unlocked this thread with specific conditions, at Shaun's request. We're off in the weeds again. Time for a trim...

XTS3000 - Keep your Batlabs hating out of my forum, k? Thxbye.

I'm trying to be nice and keep this one open. Back on topic, guys... otherwise: :shutthefuckup:
by tvsjr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 28627

OK, I've cleaned up this thread at Shaun's request. Here's the deal: 1. TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS ONLY. In general, you shouldn't be saying anything about anyone in here. If you want to piss and moan, go to General Bullshit. 2. The moderator is always right. 3. If you believe the moderator is wrong, see...
by tvsjr
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: iCom IC-P7A
Replies: 6
Views: 5671

motorola_otaku wrote:
Rayjk110 wrote:..but not this wide of a spread in 1 radio.

Enjoy your intermod-desu. :baby:


'tis difficult restraining the /b/tardedness, no? :baby:
by tvsjr
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57006

Only one place I know of around here sells it, and it's down in freaking Rosharon . Seriously. Biggest city in the entire state, and I gotta drive 20 miles to get it. Yet I can get Jarritos and Mexican-bottled Coke at any number of locations within easy walking distance. 20 miles? Oh, waaaaah. Cry ...
by tvsjr
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57006

Guys this is why I love this forum. Radios: Check Tea: Check Guns: Check What else is there in life? (other then women) Women, of course. Dr. Pepper (and I'm talking about the real, cane sugar stuff... I presume, being a Texas resident, you've sampled it before). Large 4WD diesel trucks. Not just g...
by tvsjr
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57006

Unfortunately, you can't own weapons. Fortunately, neither can he. Shit, don't tell the Feds there's a .40 Sig Sauer and .357 S&W in the safe at my office Guns belong in a holster on your person, in your truck, or in the nightstand. Unless you're Seth, in which case they belong... err, any plac...
by tvsjr
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57006

Napalm wrote:Does a side by side 12ga shotgun count as a weapon?


Close enough for guvmint work. :baby:
by tvsjr
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57006

Unfortunately, you can't own weapons. Fortunately, neither can he. :wacker:
by tvsjr
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: AustinTXSummerfest
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Josh - yes.

I'll be there.
by tvsjr
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Request: recovered audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

K2JLX wrote:Ah, so FLAC is your preferred file format then?


You nerd. :baby:
by tvsjr
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2007 - Plano, TX
Replies: 45
Views: 20408

Eh, don't worry about me. I suspect I won't be around.
by tvsjr
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2007 - Plano, TX
Replies: 45
Views: 20408

I dunno if I'll stick around that late. Depends on what the g/f wants to do, if she comes along, etc. I'll play it by ear.

And, yes, I'll run mix-mode too.
by tvsjr
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2007 - Plano, TX
Replies: 45
Views: 20408

I'm indifferent about BJs... it was pretty good food, but fooking expensive. I think VX is correct about Twin Peaks. Bone Daddy's wouldn't be bad... what else is in the area? Far enough away to evade the Hamsexy OMF (that's old man funk for you n00bs) would be good. Hamsexy comms on VHF only for me....
by tvsjr
Fri May 25, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 decode problem on AS2?
Replies: 30
Views: 15992

k4wtf wrote:Man... talk about thread hijacking.


Oh yeah.
by tvsjr
Fri May 25, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 decode problem on AS2?
Replies: 30
Views: 15992

COM-120 isn't bad... 2975 isn't bad either. Neither is as intuitive as the 8921 - in the case of the 2975, that's largely due to many more available options. A friend of mine has used a COM-120B for years and is fairly pleased with it. Here's a big test: a friend, who had never used a service monito...