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[aprssig] Did ICOM DSTAR ever take off ? can it be used for APRS ?

Rich Garcia k4gps at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 21 20:44:37 UTC 2005


I loved the idea of the D-Star till' I saw the price of just 1. My idea was
for last mile Internet to the repeater site since 1.2 would work but 2.4
WiFi is
pushing the path a bit. If they ever get the mobiles down to the $500 range
I think they got a winner but the last price I saw was somewhere near
$1200!!

Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Gerry Creager N5JXS
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:08 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Did ICOM DSTAR ever take off ? can it be used for
APRS ?


It's been slow in reaching the masses.  There's a javAPRS varient for it
now, and we're doing some other work with it.  Short form: It will work
for APRS.

Long answer: Its utility will be determined as more folks get hardware
and repeaters.

Icom's got a promotion available now for clubs: Buy 9 D-Star capable
mobiles or handhelds and get a repeater.

gerry

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