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by mr.syntrx
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Tait P25 gear released
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

I should probably find out. A good mate of my dad's is a Tait dealer...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: IRLP and Vonage
Replies: 7
Views: 6921

Bandwidth won't be a problem on any half-decent cable connection with low latency, and you aren't pushing heaps of other traffic through it while trying to use VoIP (unless you can set up QoS on your router)

All of the commercial VoIP systems have rather modest bandwidth requirements.
by mr.syntrx
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: The noobie post....
Replies: 21
Views: 11078

You will have to be careful about encryption if you do that, because the law still says that's a no-no on the ham bands. Youl would have to force your machines to use clear passwords on SMB/CIFS shares, and stuff like that.
by mr.syntrx
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Rochester Scooterfest
Replies: 4
Views: 2960

Re: Rochester Scooterfest

nessman wrote:Image


Wacker scooter!

Just needs a red and blue minibar and siren.
by mr.syntrx
Sat May 14, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 23692

I've heard of the odd LTR system on the ham bands.

A three-channel ASTRO25 system on 2m would be fuckin' cool!
by mr.syntrx
Sat May 14, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 23692

Action Communications has a DPH for $1566.50. List is $2410.00.

http://tinyurl.com/7m98q
by mr.syntrx
Sat May 14, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 23692

Yes. Especially ASTRO systems.
by mr.syntrx
Sat May 14, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 23692

Speaking of APCO25, I asked a Icom vendor why D-star instead of APCO25. He said all APCO25 radios have to pay a royalty to Motorola, but a Motorola guy said that is false. APCO25 is a standard (the moto guy asked, "did a M/A-COM guy say that?"). I also heard APCO25 not only specifys digital voice, ...
by mr.syntrx
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: New open digital PMR standard
Replies: 0
Views: 2097

New open digital PMR standard

It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. From m The ETSI DIIS Ad Hoc Group has been suspended. At the last ERM meeting in Sophia Antipolis, the DIIS work item was cancelled. A new work item was generated to form a new Ad-Hoc group with the task of developing a low cost, low complexity digital ...
by mr.syntrx
Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Thoughts on xts5ks for 2m astro
Replies: 12
Views: 6872

Too bad I can't find any UHF Range 1 XTS5K's on eBay :(

Will a Range 1 XTS-5000 go up to 477MHz?
by mr.syntrx
Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Radios and Such...Astro, Trunking, Digital, APCO25
Replies: 3
Views: 3102

I assume you'll be looking at second hand gear. For portable operation, get an ASTRO Saber or XTS-3000. For mobile, get an original ASTRO Spectra (I personally like the W3 model, with the control mic).

Make sure you check the flashcode first to make sure it does indeed do IMBE before you buy it.
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: The noobie post....
Replies: 21
Views: 11078

Motorola AstroSabers are more money for P25 and you should get a programming set up for these as they are not programmable except by the radio service software. You may find a AS for under $500 but you have to know what you are buying. kv5e And Shaun's newbie guide to ASTRO portable radios is the d...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: The noobie post....
Replies: 21
Views: 11078

Alinco's digital audio sounds like shit. ASTRO all the way!