DSTAR versus analog -- an audio capture comparison

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DSTAR versus analog -- an audio capture comparison

Post by n3wrx » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:40 am

Check out this audio capture.

What do you guys think? DSTAR ftw? Or is analog overall more intelligible when near the noise floor?

http://www.w2sjw.com/sounds/Weak%20Signal%20D-STAR.mp3

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Post by KD8CPP » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:08 pm

DStar sounds more robotic, but you can def. hear better.

I still like Astro. :baby:
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Post by k3who » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:20 pm

That's a nice comparison. I've never actually heard digital over the air and I don't have any equipment capable of any of the modes. That's what happens when you live in the styx. Bob and maybe another handful of hams are using digital modes and they only use the 30 machine down the valley and I'm on the wrong side of the valley to hear it.

I remember hearing what was probably Bob a few years ago with the MDC squeak on his moto and I remember thinking wtf? He sounds like he's on one of the PS repeaters =P I am enlightened now...hehe
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Post by KC9UZB » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:11 am

It sounds a lot like DSP7 on my Saber tbh.

The analogue/FM test was fully readable, but very noisy and hard to hear. Digital has the edge there definitely.

ASTOR FTW though. I would say that though I'm a snob.
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