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by motorola_otaku
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 01 October
Replies: 7
Views: 5617

Re: Belton, TX - 01 October

So all in all it ended up not being too bad of a 'fest. I made my usual score on Decibel antennas, plus some Motorola OEM programming cables and some other random crap.

HEEEERE'S THE MONEYSHOT :anus:
by motorola_otaku
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 01 October
Replies: 7
Views: 5617

Re: Belton, TX - 01 October

I guess we got in late and missed the party because the only thing I saw in the parking lot tonight was a bunch of geriatrics standing around shooting the shit. There was, however, a pretty epic fat guy in a pretty epic porcupine-mobile around the corner at the gas station that made me wish I had a ...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 01 October
Replies: 7
Views: 5617

Re: Belton, TX - 01 October

FINE I'LL HAVE FUN WITHOUT YOU GUYS. :baby:

I've heard the Friday night parking lot gathering is a bit rowdy.. well, as rowdy as a bunch of beer-fueled geriatric :vestman: can get, anyway.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 01 October
Replies: 7
Views: 5617

Belton, TX - 01 October

Anyone from Dallas making the trip down? I'll be in the area Friday evening, probably bored out of my mind and looking for something to do.
by motorola_otaku
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Yeasu P25 Portable??
Replies: 8
Views: 6995

Re: Yeasu P25 Portable??

C4FM by itself does not P25 make. Gotta have IMBE and the P25 CAI in there somewhere.

What makes even less sense to me is, if it is in fact a P25 radio then why premiere it at the Tokyo Ham Expo and not Dayton? There is zero market for P25 in Japan.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 Phase 2
Replies: 9
Views: 7273

Re: P25 Phase 2

Right now the only Phase 2 solution on the table is Motorola's X2 TDMA system. It's essentially the same thing as Astro25 but with 2:1 TDMA capability. The control channel is Phase 1 and the vocoder is still IMBE. Talkgroups within the system can be programmed to use FDMA, or certain RIDs can be fla...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Dallas 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 9913

Re: Dallas 2011

You know what would be helpful? Putting "North Carolina" in the thread title. Just sayin'. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: TRW this weekend? 6/25/11?
Replies: 8
Views: 6808

Re: TRW this weekend? 6/25/11?

What kind of Superflex stuff? I'll take as many FSJ4-50B N males as you have.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Dayton vs. Plano
Replies: 2
Views: 3501

Re: Dayton vs. Plano

It is very hot in Plano. Dayton gets hot too, but nowhere near as hot as Plano. I have never been rained on in Plano to the best of my recollection, but it is not outside the realm of possibility at all. There is no comparison between Plano and Dayton in terms of size and turnout. Plano is a decent-...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?
Replies: 21
Views: 15533

Re: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?

P25 Astro Sabers go for sub-$125 on Batboard most of the time. When SCFR was blowing out model 2 ex-DOE VHF radios I got 2 for that price. Be patient and watch the usual venues and you can get on P25 very affordably. My big beef with D-STAR is not the protocol itself, but the fact that the mobiles c...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

And now that Imageshack doesn't hate us anymore I can upload the large version of this: http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8495/2011dinnermeet.th.jpg Best turnout in the last three years. A fun time was had by all. Highlights of the night include the post-meal parking lot wacking :tsgay: and introdu...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

How short? I have a Multiplier 1100mah NiCad (can't remember what the model number). It's not the super-short battery like the LiIons. No, that will work. I have two of them but they're both so dead that even sitting in the SVA the radio won't turn on.. but it's a moot point since I can't get the :...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

No dice on having 146.495 in the link system unless I can beg/borrow/steal a short Saber battery off someone. M backordered mine 'till the middle of the month. :ve4uo:

Craig, you forgot the Key ID. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

927.5125 156.7 ? I'm not familiar with any such repeater. No no no, those are the simplex frequencies I will have linked together from my truck on-site. Full duplex on 441.625, simplex on everything else. I thought someone had said 7:00 PM for dinner, but apparently not.. so instead I nominate 8:00...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

If there is an analog 2mtr frequency ya'll be listening to in mixed mode, let me know. I always keep 146.495 loaded in mixed-mode receive.. unlike some people. :baby: You should have it in your Systems Saber. Carrollton is far enough away that I don't care as long as it's an actual back-yard machin...
by motorola_otaku
Tue May 31, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Time flies, didn't realize it is next weekend. I'll take off work Friday evening so I can attend dinner, might bring my gal with me as well. Will know for sure next week. Well, weekend after anyway. You'll be dining alone if you show up this Friday. Is anyone in the area using 441.625 for a wide-ar...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

va3wxm wrote:Wait, you got a Tahoe now? What about the Caprice?
Wrecked in January, totaled by the ins. company last week. :ve4uo:
by motorola_otaku
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)
Replies: 39
Views: 25409

Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

So yes, this is the place where plans are hatched and pictures are posted. Unfortunately A-Kon falls on the same weekend this year so I will only be around for a few hours on Saturday morning and I can't do dinner unless we do it on Friday night. However, for those few hours on Saturday I will (shou...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX Sat. Apr 2
Replies: 4
Views: 4673

Re: Belton, TX Sat. Apr 2

Not I, sir.. little bro had to go in the hospital on Wednesday morning so I've been sticking close to home.

Was it worth getting up at 4:00 AM?
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: France banned D-Star, story on slashdot
Replies: 2
Views: 3605

Re: France banned D-Star, story on slashdot

This is the same country that forbids ANY private possession of encryption hardware or software, for any purpose. It's a wonder they allow amateur radio at all.
by motorola_otaku
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

http://i45.tinypic.com/5496oj.jpg Victor Xray's new girlfriend on the left. I think she might have even been a licensed ham. :pussy: http://i46.tinypic.com/25gcvts.jpg Wacking in Texas. Multiband portable pr0nz courtesy of Crazy Larry and mam1081. http://i46.tinypic.com/35i9hf4.jpg Obligatory dinne...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

Sorry to hear that, Brent. The only reason I'm getting to bug out at noon today is I finally got some help in my department. On that note, I'll probably be incommunicado until tomorrow morning. If anyone who hasn't spoken up yet wants in on dinner, stop by Jon's table and let him know, then I'll get...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

Mong wrote:
mam1081 wrote:So is the dinner Friday or Saturday?
Saturday as far as what has been mentioned.
I'm shooting for Saturday at 1900. So far I have:
-Jon (VX)
-me +2
-you
-kv5e (tentative)
-special guest who may or may not be Mong

Anyone heard from Brent or Rick the Lurker?
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

My local goon friend has decided to grab another friend of ours and head up at the asscrack of dawn on Friday to do both days. I'll only be there for Saturday. We'll be on BW1 (146.495, PL 67.0/NAC 293) and Batlabs Green (151.88, DPL 143/NAC 293). N5LUY will have his temp repeater up again on 441.52...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

Just confirmed today: I am all systems go with one local goon along for the ride.. heading up on Friday, there bright and early on Saturday. No wackermobile to show off, though, we're bringing a truck. I'm actually up here right now for other things and I noticed that our old home on 443.325 is not ...
by motorola_otaku
Fri May 21, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

va3wxm wrote:
motorola_otaku wrote:Or I'll just show off the new/old Caprice wackermobile, whatever works. :baby:
You ball mount that bitch yet? :baby:
Nay, it is still in the body shop getting a shiny new coat of paint. But fear not, good things lie in store. :mjban:
by motorola_otaku
Thu May 20, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

Re: Ham-Com 2010 in Plano, TX

I'll be there, possibly with local goons in tow and possibly with a truck/trailer to cart off large Decibel antennas. Or I'll just show off the new/old Caprice wackermobile, whatever works. :baby: I enjoy Bone Daddy's for the fine eatins' and for tradition, but I'll go along with whatever the locals...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Low latency IP Audio streaming for remote base?
Replies: 14
Views: 11796

Re: Low latency IP Audio streaming for remote base?

There's also Allstar (http://www.allstarlink.org) but I don't think you're going to like the latency with them either.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Low latency IP Audio streaming for remote base?
Replies: 14
Views: 11796

Re: Low latency IP Audio streaming for remote base?

I saw an ad for these guys in CQ yesterday but don't know a thing about them: http://www.glentekcorp.com/ Their solution to IP latency is to use a POTS line for audio back to the operator with the IP side handling radio control. I don't guess the remote base site will be close enough to use point-po...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 17 April 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5502

Re: Belton, TX - 17 April 2010

You picked a bad month to stay home.. this was probably the best Belton I've been to in the last five years, and the only one in recent memory where I had to budget myself because there was too much worth buying. I came home with: OEM Moto programming cables for Jedi & Genesis portables ($25 apiece)...
by motorola_otaku
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 17 April 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5502

Re: Belton, TX - 17 April 2010

146.695, 67.0/293 NAC so far as I know. Me and the dude riding up with me may be running P25 or off on another frequency but I'll be listening in analog regardless.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 17 April 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5502

Belton, TX - 17 April 2010

I just found out this morning that I'll be in attendance. Anyone from Dallas heading down?
by motorola_otaku
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Apparently MotoTRBO is the new Echo Link
Replies: 3
Views: 5145

Re: Apparently MotoTRBO is the new Echo Link

Hell, I think it sounds kinda neat. I don't really see any difference between what he's doing and what we do with P25 - except him and his buddies on the West Coast have put together an IP-linked digital voice system, something I'm not aware of any of the P25 repeater operators doing yet. Playing wi...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: FCC Report and Order
Replies: 10
Views: 9127

Re: FCC Report and Order

Well since this came back, 900 mhz can't be used just south of Albuquerque, NM (I think it's 50 miles or so) due to White sands missile range. I seem to recall that even in the Albuquerque area, transmitter power on 900 mhz is limited to 50 watts. I guess they don't take kindly to interference issu...