Guide to ASTRO Digital Radios 3.0 - RELEASED

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Postby exkalibur » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:44 pm

Jesus Shaun... absolutely amazing job! I'm about halfway through it and I'm already very impressed.

It was absolutely worth the wait!!
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Postby richard » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:55 pm

I'll give it a once-over today and let you know if I find anything.

Looking forward to reading it.

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Postby K8TEK » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:41 pm

LOL @ Page 24
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Postby K8TEK » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:53 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Uzy0PjVHnVY

That is NOT a rickroll link!
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Postby richard » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:01 pm

Page 4, last paragraph:

"Digital Voice Systems Inc.’s Improved Multi-Band Excitation (IMBE™) codec was chosen..."

Since you reference DVSI as an acronym after this, you should rewrite the above statement as:

"Digital Voice Systems Inc.’s (DVSI) Improved Multi-Band Excitation (IMBE™) codec was chosen..."

Nitpicking, yes, but just making it more accurate, as far as technical writing goes.

Page 5:

"and has separate vocoder (Voice-coder/decoder) and controller PC boards, whereas the ASTRO Digital Saber™ and ASTRO Digital Spectra™ share a common vocon (Vocoder-controller) board."

You bolded vocon (Vocoder-controller), but did not bold "vocoder (Voice-coder/decoder)"

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Postby richard » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:08 pm

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Postby richard » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:27 pm

r0f wrote:Yah, some things get overlooked when you're going over 12,000 words. It's not so easy to check an entire document sometimes once it gets that big :)

Thanks. I'll put it on my list of things-to-fix in the next maintenance release. (haha I sound like I'm talking about firmware)


No problem, I'm going to make a file for you with slight grammar/wording changes, referenced by page number. I'll email the whole thing to you when I'm done.

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Postby richard » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:38 pm

Shaun, I PM'd you a link to a correction file.

Let me know if you can't open it.

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Postby KF4ACN » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:23 pm

Very nice work ! It has got me off my ass to make up a guide like yours but to cover the Macom product line. Such as the Orion, P7100 and M7100 since there is not much info out there that is correct. Your guide has cleared up a lot of the questions I had about the Astro product line. thanks again. :baby:

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Postby MattSR » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:46 pm

Nice work r0f.

One thing - XTS3k firmware 7.22.01 will work with the new LCD's (as tested by myself and KB9KST) The guide says 7.23.00 is needed. Interestingly the FSB/SRN says 7.23.00 is needed but actual testing shows the /\/\ supplied info to be wrong.

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Postby n3jfw » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:58 pm

I am guessing 7.71 is fine as well?
N3JFW 4:29 pm
(4:29:48 PM): so he's gay huh
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Postby MattSR » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:44 am

n3jfw wrote:I am guessing 7.71 is fine as well?


Yeah, anything greater than 7.22.01 will work

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Postby ka8ypy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:02 pm

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.
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Postby ka8ypy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:09 pm

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.
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Postby ka8ypy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:09 pm

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.
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Postby Mong » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:16 pm

YPY went full auto on us :baby:



OK, maybe a three-round burst :mjban:

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Postby smokeybehr » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:22 pm

Mong wrote:YPY went full auto on us :baby:



OK, maybe a three-round burst :mjban:


No, that was just a double tap.

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Postby Mong » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:39 pm

smokeybehr wrote:
Mong wrote:YPY went full auto on us :baby:



OK, maybe a three-round burst :mjban:


No, that was just a double tap.



Actually, there are three posts, so a true three round burst. Shawn jumped in between some of them though, good thing he ducked :baby:


r0f wrote:Image



I agree, when a mod sees this he'll clean up the three round burst and go ahead and delete my posts as well, might as well keep this thread looking nice and neat since we have the RR crowd looking at this as well :baby:

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Postby escomm » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:23 pm

Well Shaun, your guide just got posted in the files section of the APCO25HamRadio Yahoo group.

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Postby 10-95 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:49 am

Shaun, it's just been posted on Radio Reference by "Great Lakes". They've posted the download site and a link to HS.
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Postby ka8ypy » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:36 am

r0f wrote:Cool! Did they post the link, or upload the file? I may release an update/minor corrections sometime in late-October. Really busy now with some other time-consuming edumacation.


The downloaded the file and posted it to the files section in all its completeness.

And it was a reverse triple tap...One to the head two to the chest... :baby:
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Postby Mong » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:24 am

Come on Ray Ray, first rule on the interweb is multiple backups, something as easy as e-mailing yourself a copy on yahoo mail (so it's stored off your computer) works well.

Let me find my copy, PM me a working e-mail address.

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Postby escomm » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:57 am

I forwarded a copy to the FBI and the NSA and the CIA, you can probably get it out of them with a FOIA request
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Postby Mong » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:28 pm

Rayjk110 wrote:Will do.


Thanks!



Ok, it's sent. Dig the new e-mail address too :baby:


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