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by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: NXDN?
Replies: 14
Views: 12259

Re: NXDN?

Sort-of dupe thread: http://forums.hamsexy.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11553 Fuck NXDN and fuck TRBO. The LMR industry needs to get their shit together and settle on one digital voice standard, or Uncle Charlie needs to step in and mandate that they pick one. For that matter, fuck the 6.25 mandate too....
by motorola_otaku
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 66922

Re: P25 repeaters

I can see where you got confused - wowbagger mentioned a 19.2k sample rate on the raw unprocessed baseband audio. This gives a 4x oversample rate on the 4800 baud bitstream which is required for DSP work in order to be able to do clock recovery and error correction. The actual raw bit rate is 9600 ...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 66922

Re: P25 repeaters

These chips from CML micros could be the basis for a simple P25 machine. Couple with with an atmel ATMega16 to run the show and bobs your uncle goto http://www.cmlmicro.com/products/index.asp?searchvalue=C4FM&setindex=true and click on the C4FM Modem function. ATmega16 can do SPI which is the bus u...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: PARIS TEXAS HAMFEST Oct 10 and 11 2008 HAM SEXY !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6416

Re: PARIS TEXAS HAMFEST Oct 10 and 11 2008 HAM SEXY !!!

So how was it? I just wasn't feeling it this weekend.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: PARIS TEXAS HAMFEST Oct 10 and 11 2008 HAM SEXY !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6416

Re: PARIS TEXAS HAMFEST Oct 10 and 11 2008 HAM SEXY !!!

I kinda thought about going back to Belton this year instead. Of course, I doubt many hamfests in our corner of the world will be pulling many attendees thanks to Ike. :ve4uo:
by motorola_otaku
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Upgrading Astro Spectra's
Replies: 14
Views: 12351

Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

I paid $250 for my Q split Astro Spectra Pluses.. $400 seems a bit steep for something you Yanks can't use unless you're the GUBMINT. He should pay me for taking them off my hands lawl. Having said that, they're 110W drawers, W9 heads, DES-XL and should be whored and upgraded... Remote cable, high-...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Upgrading Astro Spectra's
Replies: 14
Views: 12351

Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Anyways, didn't you need higher than DSP 6.x to decode Soft IDs? Or was it better than Host 6... I forget which one it is. Haha, HOST 6 is down in VSELP range. I don't know what specific minimum version is required, but HOST 9 will do it.. my first UHF Astro Spectra ran that. $100US is plenty reaso...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Upgrading Astro Spectra's
Replies: 14
Views: 12351

Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Host 9 dsp 6. Early P25 firmware, not great for RX audio quality, but still plenty usable. Of course, the elitists will probably come around and call you a :pussy: and a fag for not having DSP8 and AGC, but piss on 'em. :baby: As far as flash options go, all you really need is P25, Digital ID Displ...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 Article in Sept '08 QST
Replies: 9
Views: 7821

Re: P25 Article in Sept '08 QST

As much as I dislike starting shit in threads.. what's your beef with USPS money orders? That's, like, the most secure and bullshit-free method of paying for things bought over the internet. I won't even touch the Batlabs attitude subject, except to say that I personally sell all of my stuff for wha...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 66922

Re: P25 repeaters

Don't bother with the Daniels gear unless you have some serious coin. ISTR that a Daniels repeater runs about the same as a full Quantar setup, and you still need to buy all of the outboard RF parts and a 12V PSU/batteries. Yeah, I kinda figured that would be the case. Fuckin' shit gets priced righ...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 66922

Re: P25 repeaters

fake edit: Midland makes a P25 repeater too; just saw the ad for that one yesterday. You'd think it'd be cheap, being Midland and all, but probably not. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 66922

Re: P25 repeaters

I've been looking at the Daniels RX/TX modules, but not seriously enough to warrant making a few phone calls to determine pricing. Ditto on the new Raytheon P25 repeater controller, which from what I understand does basically what Wowbagger just described but with some extra bells-and-whistles (prog...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Icom/Kenwood NXDN
Replies: 20
Views: 18282

Re: Icom/Kenwood NXDN

I agree with you on the entire 470-512 VS 700/800 crap, but I'm not sure what they could have done differently in the areas where they are already using the T-band. I admit I do not know just how effectively they actually utilitize that portion of the spectrum where it is used. They'd have the enti...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Icom/Kenwood NXDN
Replies: 20
Views: 18282

Re: Icom/Kenwood NXDN

(warning: tl/dr rant ahead) Fucking great, now we have another digital mode to deal with. :ve4uo: Big M has TRBO, Kenwood has NEXEDGE, iCom has D-STAR, Alinco has their backward-ass mode that only they make radios for, there's that AOR mode for HF, and, of course, we have P25. Seriously, this shit i...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

Thanks to Jerry KD5OM for his pictures of the event. http://www.kd5om.com/Hamcom2008/hamcom2008.htm I thank Jerry also for his Moto mic purchase... Let's see if he appears here and advises how it worked on his Alinco project. :ham: This guy definitely had the best stuff for sale and the best deals....
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

Could you crop the pics a little so they don't bleed over into the other information on the right hand side? Nice pics BTW. I have a complete post with thumbnailed pics hosted on ImageVenue ready to go, but for some reason WordPress kept eating the HTML code. If any of you chumps feels like giving ...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

n0xmz wrote:Nevermind, found the names in otaku's post. Good job, Josh!
Actually, you can thank VX for that. I'm terrible with names.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

sklnd wrote:I'm Chris, of "blugu64's friend" fame
It's the "hey, what's up guys" guy! Post often and have a good time. :mjban:
by motorola_otaku
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

So yeah, apparently I fail at HTML-embedding pictures on Wordpress, so no front-page update yet. :ve4uo: But I can sure post 'em here! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/motorola_otaku/Hamcom-08004_800.jpg This took the cake for me. An obsolesced electric service meter. Seriously, WTF possible l...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

fake edit: Also, an acquaintance of mine has a temp repeater up at the hamfest on 442.95 (123.0).
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

I'm heading up this evening. I'll be on 443.325, plus the TI 900 machine if anyone else has that capability (gots mah MCS in the car yo) and BW1/BW2 analog/digital. Can I say 5 heads as a safe number for dinner on Saturday (me, Scott, KD5WYU, blugu64, and Jon late?) And in case anyone forgot how to ...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

You talking 'bout the dude that hauls a good couple dozen or so of used DBs/Station Masters and sells em for $25? Man I wish I jumped on a VHF one but no way was I fitting that shit in my car. No, not quite that cheap, and this dude is a local that works for Dailey-Wells IIRC. And I drug home a 2-b...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

Victor Xray wrote:Last year's showing was pathetic.
If that dude with the Decibel dipole arrays comes back with more, I will consider it a worthwhile trip. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

Victor Xray wrote:I'm tied up Saturday eve. :cheeseandwhine:
How about Friday dinner instead?
I will be on the highway Friday night.. gotta work in Houston that day. :ve4uo: I'll try to see if I can wheedle an excuse out to bail early that day, but circumstances may not permit.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

Couple of weeks to go. I will definitely be there, since work is going to put me there for the entire week following.

8:00 PM Saturday at Bone Daddy's sound good?
by motorola_otaku
Sat May 10, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU
Replies: 41
Views: 32265

Re: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU

Oh, I guess I could post something on-topic for a change, eh? :baby: MY one and only experience with Yaesu was a FT-411 handheld I picked up from a garage sale several years before actually getting licensed. It powered up just fine, but wouldn't TX or RX shit. Dude told me "oh, it just needs a new b...
by motorola_otaku
Sat May 10, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU
Replies: 41
Views: 32265

Re: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU

*Josh, how was that? Was my grammar okay and was my use of profanity kept to a minimum?* :baby: I have to give you credit for mentioning Motorola without saying "fuck" once in the same sentence. :baby: "Thermal grease failure," eh? That's a new one to me. Although I have to say Seth still wins for ...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KHP hating on P25.
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

Re: KHP hating on P25.

No the biggest mistake the gubment made was allowing Nextel to buy up 800/900MHz and then believing Nextel when they said "we'll pay for the migration" Case in point: had PS not been allowed access to 800 MHz in the first place, then Nextel's iDen faggotry would've been the sole problem of the comm...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KHP hating on P25.
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

Re: KHP hating on P25.

Using the voice radio as a modem is pretty stupid (afaik, no one in this half of TX does that), but the rest of those issues are fixable. A 3-way console audio patch across all 3 disparate systems is plenty do-able with "tolerable" audio quality until they can get their digital coverage issues strai...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 17957

Re: d-chat for astro

I know a friend who interfaced an AS1 to IRLP, and his friend did the same, so they could talk around eachother's house and talk Astro over IRLP to eachother. Is that what you mean? Boy, I'll bet that sounds wonderful, what with the double-vocoding with an IP link in between. :anus: I would love to...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Would this work....
Replies: 6
Views: 5529

Re: Would this work....

A bit off? It will sound like total ass. Converted P25 fed back into an analog transmitter sounds bad enough, even when done through a console patch or interop device.

You're much better off building the transparent P25 repeater.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 53164

Re: Why The XTS 5000

however the control channel is 3400bps. 3600, you mean.. I hope. If it were me, I'd be glad I had analog as an option, assuming they're allowing new analog subscribers. Indiana's SAFE-T system has the best deal. The state footed the bill on infrastructure, and any qualified local government user in...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7456

Re: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008

escomm wrote:*cues pic of otaku dressed like a 13 year old girl :baby:
Sakura was 17 and attended high school. Try again pls. :mjban:
by motorola_otaku
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7456

Re: Re:

slimbob wrote:
motorola_otaku wrote: Hah, I run into that problem almost every year with A-Kon and the Plano hamfest. Shit sucks. :ve4uo:
More :pussy: at a comic con than a :vestman: :wacker: :ham: con.
Yeah, buddy! It's one of the reasons why I go to Otakon in Baltimore instead of Dayton every year. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 27665

Yeah, I s'pose so.

Are we gonna do Saturday-night dinner again?