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by mr.syntrx
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

Its 14% over here, and 5$ admin if sent through national postal services, or 25/30$ for private carriers. Suck it up. Or commit fraud, your call. (chose fraud) We occasionally get hit for GST, but it's 10%, with an $80 admin fee for UPS (the dirty cunts!), and none for the post office. Customs won'...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

I pay no Customs duty on goods from the USA, thanks to the FTA.

:mjban:
by mr.syntrx
Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

Unless they changed the law. They had all kinds of bullshit bills in progress that did and didn't get passed like allowing crypto up to 40 bits for ecommerce and whatnot, but I've stopped keeping track of the pathetic situation there.
by mr.syntrx
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

escomm wrote:No SSL?
Nope. You can only run crypto for communications with a permit, which for all intents and purposes can't be obtained.
by mr.syntrx
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

KD6NIG wrote:Might explain why they have problems defending themselves, eh?

If all of their military comms are in the open......
Those rules are only for the people.
by mr.syntrx
Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

Only in France (no crypto at all for anyone there, but who care about that shithole.) I guess they don't have DVDs, Blu-Rays, or WEP/WPA on their wifi, then. :baby: Don't know about the DVDs, but yeah, no WEP/WPA (on any of the three channels they can legally use. Rest of Europe gets 14 channels fo...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

DES? Restricted? lawl. Only in France (no crypto at all for anyone there, but who care about that shithole.)
by mr.syntrx
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 25038

That's the [dog's] bollocks = good That's f***in bollocks = bad I'll bollock the **** = give someone a good talkin to Talking bollocks = you're talking shite (no your testicles haven't started speaking to you :baby: ) He dropped a bollock = a cock up. top bollocks = good, and also to describe a wom...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ASTRO25 Firmware in XTS 3000 - S-meter works! - Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 5141

"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. No. The address lines for larger ICs aren't pres...
by mr.syntrx
Sun May 27, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Icom P25 sale
Replies: 8
Views: 5566

I have a Maxar 80... :baby:
by mr.syntrx
Fri May 25, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: "Hybrid" repeater which features both FM and D-Sta
Replies: 30
Views: 17022

Why do hammies feel the need to label their repeaters? Putting the callsign, input/output freqencies, and the pl on the front of the repeater is just gay. Nobody cares! http://metro-uhf.org/repeaters/hoodroad/crop/repeater-with-PA.html I thought that was a requirement at the larger shared sites, so...
by mr.syntrx
Thu May 24, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 decode problem on AS2?
Replies: 30
Views: 17330

Panik? He charges a mint for that shit. :ve4uo:
by mr.syntrx
Wed May 23, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 decode problem on AS2?
Replies: 30
Views: 17330

someone's pussy hurts :baby:
by mr.syntrx
Wed May 23, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: First Non-ICOM Experimental D-Stars transceiver
Replies: 17
Views: 9688

Re: First Non-ICOM Experimental D-Stars transceiver

Japanese cops have been running digital nationwide for a very long time now. D-STAR, P25, or something else? If at all possible, I was wanting to take at least one radio to listen in with when I go in early 2009. Some funky CVSD system on specially made radios, IIRC. I'm trying to find the site whe...
by mr.syntrx
Tue May 22, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: First Non-ICOM Experimental D-Stars transceiver
Replies: 17
Views: 9688

Re: First Non-ICOM Experimental D-Stars transceiver

Why??? ICOM is charging $500+ for D-Star, whats the difference?? Not a damn thing, they have to pay DVSI for the AMBE codec for D-Star just like they are paying for the IMBE codec for P25. Since both are open protocols, how much would it cost to put both codecs on the same board and have a radio th...
by mr.syntrx
Mon May 21, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Sussex Tech Hamfest
Replies: 13
Views: 8291

One dude here on the board got his ticket when he was 6 (tvsjr?)
by mr.syntrx
Mon May 21, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KQ2H / NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 11537

Speaking of D-Star, what's with the bullshit design of Icom's 23cm repeaters? They should build that gear like a microwave system (seeing as that's what it is, L-band microwave), with an IDU containing the smarts, and an ODU consisting of a block up/down convertor and power amplifier mounted right n...
by mr.syntrx
Mon May 21, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

Napalm wrote:Any ideas on how to get more hammies to take this idea on?
It's like trying to teach a cat to pour beers :baby:
by mr.syntrx
Tue May 01, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

Just run SECURENET, and if they bitch, tell them it's FED-STD-1023 digital voice in the clear :baby:
by mr.syntrx
Tue May 01, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 62171

Check the firmware version really carefully. More than a few asshats have been known to shove a whoreflash codeplug into a piece of shit VSELP or analog radio, and tell people it's IMBE capable.
by mr.syntrx
Tue May 01, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: First Non-ICOM Experimental D-Stars transceiver
Replies: 17
Views: 9688

Re: First Non-ICOM Experimental D-Stars transceiver

kb4oid wrote: perhaps a P25 radio from a ham manufacturer?
That won't happen.
by mr.syntrx
Tue May 01, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: "Hybrid" repeater which features both FM and D-Sta
Replies: 30
Views: 17022

The vocoder is largely irrelevant to whether the repeater will repeat it, unless it actually contains vocoding capability. The modulation, frame formats, FEC etc are what you need to worry about, and between P25 CAI, these are incompatible. Sometimes you can get close enough for it to not matter, e...
by mr.syntrx
Tue May 01, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: "Hybrid" repeater which features both FM and D-Sta
Replies: 30
Views: 17022

The vocoder is largely irrelevant to whether the repeater will repeat it, unless it actually contains vocoding capability. The modulation, frame formats, FEC etc are what you need to worry about, and between P25 CAI, these are incompatible. Sometimes you can get close enough for it to not matter, e....
by mr.syntrx
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: stupid radio tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 15814

Sweet. Most Icom software has that maker reserve feature, that does various things on different radios (mostly boring shit on the radios I've had.) I came very close to buying an IC-F80DT, but I couldn't find anyone who could tell me whether the 400-470 model would go up to 477 (an essential feature...
by mr.syntrx
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: D-Star coming to Houston.......
Replies: 17
Views: 9256

The market for a dual mode P25 / D-Star radio is small to nonexistent. It won't happen.
by mr.syntrx
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: New non-P25 Icom digital portable
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Best price I've seen on their P25 one is only a couple hundred bucks less than an XTS 2500, not including software, cables etc.

Given a choice, I'd spend that extra few hundred for the XTS.
by mr.syntrx
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: New non-P25 Icom digital portable
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

New non-P25 Icom digital portable

Looks pretty interesting.

http://www.icomamerica.com/products/lan ... 061_f4061/

6.25KHz digital with an expansion board. AMBE?
by mr.syntrx
Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Fan noise
Replies: 8
Views: 7975

Try putting a fat ass capacitor on that fan's power lines, to smooth the noise out a bit.
by mr.syntrx
Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Larry 3:16
Replies: 9
Views: 5991

Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 :baby:

"You talk about your psalms, talk about your John 3:16.well Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass."

Image
by mr.syntrx
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Larry 3:16
Replies: 9
Views: 5991

Hahaha, this is shit funny.
wavetar on batlabs wrote: As far as the Larry bashing goes, I split the 3 or 4 crap posts out of this thread. This isn't a Lounge, and we won't tolerate member bashing here. Please refrain from it...y'all know who you are.
Hey, what's the bet ASTROMODAT is actually Pat Harrington?
by mr.syntrx
Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ICOM Breakthrough !
Replies: 12
Views: 7537

Or SINCGARS, HAVEQUICK-II, SATURN....
by mr.syntrx
Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ICOM Breakthrough !
Replies: 12
Views: 7537

Especially when transmitted from a SINCGARS-capable FPP railroad Spectra :baby:
by mr.syntrx
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ICOM Breakthrough !
Replies: 12
Views: 7537

Or AEGIS...
by mr.syntrx
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 25038

Not so much a slam against TAIT intended, more so to the NB government for not wanting to take advantage of an already exisiting SmartZone Omnilink system which merely has to be expanded into the province, not built from the ground up. It was proven here in NS that if properly engineered & implemen...
by mr.syntrx
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 25038

Nothing wrong with Tait equipment. They're kicking Motorola's arses from wall to wall in this great brown land.

MPT-1327 is gay compared to Smartzone or P25, though.