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by motorola_otaku
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: DSTAR true acromyn revealed
Replies: 15
Views: 12775

Re: DSTAR true acromyn revealed

Mong wrote:
LM2032 wrote:Rumor has it that this acronym will make an appearance on some batlounge shirts this year at Dayton...

Those douchebags would be the type to do so.
Don't most of those "douchebags" share a state with you? :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15766

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

We had a /\/\ sales dude come by yesterday. He looked at my Saber II on my desk and said something about not supporting them anymore. I wanted to say "no shit" nice and loud but I was good :baby: Heh, was he touting the TRBO boat? I guess if that was the case he also conveniently forgot to mention ...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15766

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

~fake edit~ Astro Portable Line: Astro Saber XTS3000 XTS3500 Use Astro Portable RSS (9.05.00 was the last version produced) or Astro Portable CPS (05.02.00 is the most recent iirc) for the Astro Saber and XTS3000. XTS3500 has its own RSS package and no Windows CPS. Astro25 Portable Line: XTS5000 XTS...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15766

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

Being that your radio has both trunking and FPP, you'll probably not want to touch it with anything newer than Astro25 CPS R09.xx or you run the risk of losing FPP capability. Now, in the past this was applicable to radios with trunking and only Q52. Honestly, yours is the first I've seen to have Q5...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29530

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

This may be moot anyway - it's a very recently implemented system, they might be using ASKs, in which case we're boned - I'll just help them program their personal radio for the hammy sh*t. Is this by chance the system in question? Given that it's a full-on Astro25 9600 system and very, very new, I...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29530

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

Scanlists can be added and deleted. You can add and remove trunked personalities from said scanlists. Zone/Channel assignments can be added, deleted, and renamed. Trunked talkgroup names can be edited. Conventional personalities can be added, deleted, and manipulated every way imaginable. What not h...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 9465

Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

I guess I need to add more antennas to the truck as I haven't made made the hit list yet. Picked up a bank charger for the Genesis series and a 900 ham converted Spectra. 1.2 gig in next. If only the 1.2 gig Spectras really did exist. Hey, were you toting a 5K set to 146.495? I saw a guy carrying o...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 9465

Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

I grabbed a few pics.. there was actually quite a bit of hamsexuality to behold but I was just too tired to care. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/motorola_otaku/belton10-2009_1.jpg This guy parked in front of me. Way to back that losing horse, bro! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/motor...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 9465

Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

I'm leaving out this evening after work and staying in Austin tonight, and will be there bright 'n' early in the morning.

Are you riding solo, Jon, or is Larry tagging along too?


Also, the Houston GMRS crew are bringing their portable 70cm repeater. 441.525/no tone.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 9465

Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

I'd like to go since I haven't been since March '07 and the guys who camp out under the water tower at Plano are RVing up. Anyone from D/FW thinking about venturing south?
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 66835

Re: P25 repeaters

All cool, but I'm still waiting on an economical P25 repeater controller. Raytheon has one, but it's priced comparable to what used Quantars go for.
by motorola_otaku
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

Damn.. Another year that I missed the gather.. Did anybody witness the Lucas Fire Chief taking the shirt away from the storm whacker Timmy? What did the shirt say? You were standing right next to us when we were talking about it! :baby: Long and short of it is dude who wasn't a VFD member was weari...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

As promised: Yes, it is what it looks like. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/motorola_otaku/taped_antenna.jpg Protecting the paint job at all costs. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/motorola_otaku/saranwrap.jpg $100 for a CB amp missing all but one tube and thoroughly corroded? I couldn'...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

fake edit: Oh yeah, and the hamsexiest thing seen/heard all weekend? Trying to talk on the temp on-site repeater and getting channel-hogged by a group from Rockwall who claimed that their repeater was coordinated (note: 441.525 is a no-coordinate backyard pair in TX) and that we were interfering wit...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

Ooh, spiff, I didn't have some of those repeaters. My host family acquired DSL since the last time I was up so that is where I am posting from now.. no pics up yet 'cause I left the camera cable at the house. They will be up tonight if I get in at a reasonable hour or if not then definitely tomorrow...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

Hey, it's the lurker guy! You still rocking the PSM on the VHF JT1000?
So far I have:

-me +2
-Brent (kd5wyu)
-Jonathan (VX)
-Scott (n0xmz)
-Rick (rdwilson/W5TUX/the lurker)
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

Do we have a definitive word on dinner tomorrow night yet? -b- I was planning on making the call tomorrow morning and getting us a table for 7:30 in the PM. So far I have: -me +2 -you -Jonathan (VX) -Scott (n0xmz) I'm sure mam1081 and his crew will be making their usual surprise visit, but having n...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

The on-site temp repeater will be on either 442.65 (123.0) or 441.525 (100.0). I'll be hanging out on Batlabs Green in the clear and on BW1.

Nothing's been affected by the weather? I hear tell you guys got hit pretty hard the last couple of nights.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

For clarification -- my club's repeater is 443.325 110.9 PL I think Scott listed the wrong PL and Brent listed the wrong freq. No more spooty coax connector problems, I hope? Also, extra emphasis added. The Houston GMRS guys that always camp out under the water tower are bringing a 70 cm. on-site t...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

One week away! Will I be calling to make dinner arrangements again? :mjban:

Oh, also, I might only be there for the first half of the day and with a couple of local goons in tow, but I will definitely be around for dinner. 19:30 Saturday sound good?
by motorola_otaku
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 65453

Re: Encryption on P25

http://www.scribd.com/doc/14005101/data-encryption-is-legal Oooo...we have something in writing now! I need to get a crypto board for my ASTRO Saber... And a keyloader... Well, yes, thats a given too :) Step 1: Enable "Infinite Key Retention" and "Multikey" Step 2: Mail/take radio to friend with ke...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: DV Dongle
Replies: 13
Views: 18927

Re: DV Dongle

I thought TRBO was in some sort of ETSI standard? "Based on some sort of ETSI standard" would be more appropriate. The TRBO implementation in current production is proprietary enough that anyone else wanting to make a radio for it would need to license it from Big M. In any event, DVSI gets their p...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: DV Dongle
Replies: 13
Views: 18927

Re: DV Dongle

fake edit: Also, the OP is a year and a day old. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: DV Dongle
Replies: 13
Views: 18927

Re: DV Dongle

To be fair, TRBO is also a 100% proprietary mode. TETRA would be fun to play with, but from what I understand it's very infrastructure-intensive and doesn't have a non-trunked repeater mode.. you get Network and DMO (direct) and that's it. P25 and D-Suck can at least be repeated with a couple of mod...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

For dinner - Bone Daddy's was good to us last time - shall we plan on a repeat appearance or try something different? I'm all for giving repeat business to establishments that tolerate.. er, take care of us. :baby: Scott: Not all of my local radio friends are :ham: I'll be monitoring the "usual sus...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX
Replies: 36
Views: 23866

Re: HAM-COM 2009 - June 12 & 13 - Plano, TX

I'll be there. Who knows, I might even get some of the Hamsexy business cards printed up that we discussed last year. :baby: If any of my friends come, we'll be on 462.575, 69.3 PL, NAC 293, with an as-yet undetermined DES-XL key. Or if we have enough P25-capable VHF radios to go around by then, we'...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: mmmm crack
Replies: 6
Views: 6928

Re: mmmm crack

ITT Moto Astro-faggotry? :baby:

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by motorola_otaku
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile
Replies: 31
Views: 27590

Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Not to be too much of a gloating prick, but my /\/\ Astro Spectras hear nary a peep of intermod in downtown Houston, even on no-tone frequencies. :baby: And yes, it is dense down there. The big offenders are the 490 LTR systems, HPD/HFD (the majority of their transmitters are on One Shell Plaza) and...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Cowtown Hamfest, Fort Worth TX, Jan 9-10
Replies: 3
Views: 3550

Re: Cowtown Hamfest, Fort Worth TX, Jan 9-10

Never heard of it before. Is it a first-timer? 8 AM seems kinda late in the morning to open the doors to a hamfest. :baby:

I'm bored enough to make an appearance if I can arrange a crash place.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: TRBO Scan mode PL problem
Replies: 10
Views: 8822

Re: TRBO Scan mode PL problem

escomm wrote:
M3ECM wrote:Still, can't complain. :D Nice radios.
Your standards must not be very high :baby:
Although I have not yet had the pleasure of holding one, they can't be any worse than Warises.
by motorola_otaku
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: A different look at the DX-40
Replies: 11
Views: 9489

Re: A different look at the DX-40

Okay, I know I'm just feeding the fire here, but this was a goddamn funny coincidence. :baby:

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by motorola_otaku
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: NXDN?
Replies: 14
Views: 12242

Re: NXDN?

No love yet on that Quantar acquisition your were considering a while ago? If that was directed at me, I was not aware that anyone had any Quantars available. The last time I tried to pick one up, I held off because if was a low-split UHF unit and the consensus was that the firmware probably didn't...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: NXDN?
Replies: 14
Views: 12242

Re: NXDN?

We already have an Icom FR6000 set up for analog-only on GMRS, and we're itching to get digital rolling. If digital were allowed on GMRS, that'd be just fine as well. When and if digital voice is ever made legal for GMRS, my stuff is going CVSD/Securenet first, then P25. Already got the hardware in...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: NXDN?
Replies: 14
Views: 12242

Re: NXDN?

P25 might be fine when the feds are footing most of the costs but businesses don't need that shit. I see that argument made in a lot of places, but people seem to forget that P25 is scalable. A single-channel P25 conventional repeater system with low-tier subscriber units is no more "grandiose", fo...