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by ka8ypy
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Richmond, VA Frostfest
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Re: Richmond, VA Frostfest

zzuupp wrote:
ka8ypy wrote:Saturday Feb 2 at a new location, Richmond International Raceway.

http://www.frostfest.com/

I am planning on going, any one else?
I'll be there. Early on, I'll be up in testing-land.
Roger that, give me a holler when you get done.
by ka8ypy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Mansfield, Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 9317

Mansfield, Ohio

Sunday February 10

Richland County Fairgrounds.

http://www.iarc.ws/hamfest.htm

Since I will be at my folks house for a couple of days in Galion, I am planning on hitting this one.

Who else from Ohio and surrounding area is coming?
by ka8ypy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Richmond, VA Frostfest
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Richmond, VA Frostfest

Saturday Feb 2 at a new location, Richmond International Raceway.

http://www.frostfest.com/

I am planning on going, any one else?
by ka8ypy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Richmond, VA Frostfest
Replies: 0
Views: 22283

Richmond, VA Frostfest

Saturday Feb 2 at a new location, Richmond International Raceway.

http://www.frostfest.com/

I am planning on going, any one else?
by ka8ypy
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: codeplug for astro apectra cps
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Have you checked codeplugsupersite.com? I thought you were taking the piss until I checked it out :baby: Jeffs right, no Speccy plugs. Doesn't matter what band, model, or whatever... I mean Portable CPS and mobile CPS aren't going to be much different are they, but I wouldn't mind having a play. (W...
by ka8ypy
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 85861

OK, fine, let's just let every script kiddie in the neighborhood on our wifi network. See my remark about three posts up that pertains to HSMM (Amateur Radio WiFi) Do you have a cite to support that? Not an unresaonable request/question. I saved one about this somewhere on my hard drive. Once I fin...
by ka8ypy
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 85861

KC8RYW wrote:OK, fine, let's just let every script kiddie in the neighborhood on our wifi network.
See my remark about three posts up that pertains to HSMM (Amateur Radio WiFi)
by ka8ypy
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 67832

tvsjr wrote:
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:
8 Calls come first....... :baby:
by ka8ypy
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 85861

Just think of the encryption key as a a really high PL/DPL code. You want to talk? Then buy the board and ask me for the code. Just like using any other system except you can't "scan" for the code. Yep, Same idea with hotrodding WiFi gear to run more power, or adding a 2.4 GHz amp with more than 2W...
by ka8ypy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: IC-706MKll
Replies: 5
Views: 7901

And you two thought to revive a two year old thread why???

I believe we have a new lazarus record.
by ka8ypy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HOSARC hamfest Oct 7, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5412

Link??
by ka8ypy
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: How much for a Spectra?
Replies: 42
Views: 31308

Q - ok thanks Josh:) I've seen one over on Batlabs - $500... :anus: Here's the specs (some of you might recognise who it is, apologies if you're a member here, I'm not doubting you I just need some advice :) ): (5) Motorola Digital Astro Spectra-UHF(403-437)W7 Head - 100 Watt-NEW IN BOX I have a lo...
by ka8ypy
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Saber Keyloader
Replies: 13
Views: 9912

tvsjr wrote: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.
And if Terry can't, I can drive up the road to Tessco and pick them up and ship them.
by ka8ypy
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Gaithersburg
Replies: 1
Views: 2304

No not gone forever, just for this year. After we got fu&ked by the fairgrounds on parking at the last minute last year, that pretty much sealed the deal on not going back. That little last minute "oh by the way" cost us about $1200 in real money(didn't make enough to cover the bills) and another $3...
by ka8ypy
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: findlay ohio hamfest
Replies: 8
Views: 6439

Any reports on how it went??
by ka8ypy
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Apco technical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 12919

I know AMBE is backwards compatible with IMBE Got a cite on this? I thought they were incompatible No, they are quite compatible in the sense that an AMBE codec can encode and decode IMBE data. Now an IMBE codec cannot handle AMBE data. How do I know? I (or rather my employer) *AM* an AMBE licensee...
by ka8ypy
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Apco technical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 12919

The vocoder isn't a problem, you can buy a DSP preloaded with IMBE from DVSI for about $20 a pop. Drop it on a board with a serial codec and you're laughing. Negative ghost rider...Any plain jane hobbiest cannot get their hands on the IMBE codec info. Per DVSI it is the firmware CODE for the codec ...
by ka8ypy
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 22811

I believe its based on programming software. Astro saber, XTS3k, Astro Spectra and I pretty sure xts3500 are Astro Line. Astro 25 are xts5k, 2.5k,1.5k, sse5000, astro spectra plus, xtl series, plus pm1500, pr1500, mt1500, etc. See what Josh said above with one change, it is not based on programming...
by ka8ypy
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Here's how a MODERN CAI system should sound...
Replies: 21
Views: 13934

Yeah, yeah, yeah...But do all of these accents sound any better over a good CAI system????? :baby:
by ka8ypy
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Guide to ASTRO Digital Radios 3.0 - RELEASED
Replies: 23
Views: 24206

Cool! Did they post the link, or upload the file? I may release an update/minor corrections sometime in late-October. Really busy now with some other time-consuming edumacation. The downloaded the file and posted it to the files section in all its completeness. And it was a reverse triple tap...One...
by ka8ypy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Guide to ASTRO Digital Radios 3.0 - RELEASED
Replies: 23
Views: 24206

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.
by ka8ypy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Guide to ASTRO Digital Radios 3.0 - RELEASED
Replies: 23
Views: 24206

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.
by ka8ypy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Guide to ASTRO Digital Radios 3.0 - RELEASED
Replies: 23
Views: 24206

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.
by ka8ypy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Here's how a MODERN CAI system should sound...
Replies: 21
Views: 13934

WTF. No one has ever told me I sound like a newfie before...that's a new one. That "Stupid Paul" guy wears a retainer though :baby: I'm not saying you sound like a newfie, im saying you have an accent, just like if you were to go to america, I'm sure you would say they had an accent. Yep...and he s...
by ka8ypy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

KB9SXK wrote:IIRC,
ICON has a P25 recieve card already
They also have a P25 Expansion board for their comercial tranceivers(TX/RX). I believe about the same price as a D-Star expansion board as well ($230ish).
by ka8ypy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

On a side note...ICOMs D-Star expansion board for the hammy portables and the P25 expansion board for the commercial portables "appear" to be of the same layout and size. I wonder how hard it would be to hax0r the D-Star ROS and put a P25 board in a 91D and have P25 hammy rig??? Just thinking waaay...
by ka8ypy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

DSTAR is for amateur use - no encryption capabilities. I thought it was some big fancy commercial standard used in Asia? Right now it is Amateur only, but apparently the Japanese Govt is looking into using it as their form of P25 and making more robust. If you think about it, it's just another voco...
by ka8ypy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

DSTAR is for amateur use - no encryption capabilities. I thought it was some big fancy commercial standard used in Asia? Right now it is Amateur only, but apparently the Japanese Govt is looking into using it as their form of P25 and making more robust. If you think about it, it's just another voco...
by ka8ypy
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

I don't have any links Shaun, but Terry isn't talking shit here. The data side of dstar is getting some serious interest. I would have to echo this point. Several counties in Northern VA have applied for and recieved grants for among other thing a full on D-Star repeater ste-up (144, 440, 1.2GHz, 2...
by ka8ypy
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Anyone need an IMPRES bank charger?
Replies: 11
Views: 8037

Re: Anyone need an IMPRES bank charger?

I remember someone saying they were looking for one at Dayton. This seems like a pretty good price for one, if someone needs one: http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTOROLA-WPLN4108BR-IMPRES-MULTI-BATTERY-CHARGER-NEW_W0QQitemZ280142471692QQihZ018QQcategoryZ56986QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I bought one ...
by ka8ypy
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Passively scanning Astro25 trunking systems
Replies: 27
Views: 34473

I have 07.22.01 and I can assure you more than anything that an 800MHz Astro Saber (and an 800MHz XTS3000) programmed for Smartzone with TX Inhibit turned on WILL RX without issue. This is with Omnilink disabled. I've never tried with it enabled. I wish there was some way I could show you that it w...
by ka8ypy
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

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 infrast...
by ka8ypy
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

I don't have any links Shaun, but Terry isn't talking shit here. The data side of dstar is getting some serious interest. I would have to echo this point. Several counties in Northern VA have applied for and recieved grants for among other thing a full on D-Star repeater ste-up (144, 440, 1.2GHz, 2...
by ka8ypy
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Please Edumacate me...
Replies: 60
Views: 56320

isn't dstar the logical "p25" of the hammy world? I would think it would make sense to consider going that route for a ham repeater since it seems that there would be more consumer level (read cheap) dstar ham gear than expecting most ham types to switch to commercial rigs. Mixed mode would let it ...
by ka8ypy
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us
Replies: 10
Views: 8019

KD6NIG wrote:There will also be the airing of grievances.

Aw GOD, can't we just stop the goddang Code vs. No Code debates already?!?
OK.....



GREAT TASTE!!!!!




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