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[aprssig] Re: D-710 at FCC test site

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Tue Aug 7 04:04:43 UTC 2007


Vehicles from 2002 and back are analog only and can't be 
upgraded.  Those customers are... as we say.. SOL.

Some 2002 and up vehicles are either Digital Ready (upgrade capable) 
and 2004+ are Digital Ready or often Dual Mode (do digital CDMA and 
analog).  Those people are ok.  Either they can upgrade or they'll be 
fine as they are.

http://www.mobiletracker.net/archives/2006/11/21/onstar-analog-digital

>GM didn't even start upgrading its vehicles to digital 
>communications until at least 2002. Some vehicles made as recently 
>as 2004 feature analog technology. OnStar has posted a 
><http://www.onstar.com/us_english/jsp/popup/adt.jsp>statement about 
>the problem on their website, with an FAQ detailing possible upgrade 
>paths. Vehicles made before 2002 can't be upgraded.

If memory serves Onstar was vocal about getting the transition 
delayed a few times because of this.  However, we can't wait forever 
just because some company depends on the platform.  It's not like the 
plan to disable the analog network is new news.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 11:54 PM 8/6/2007, Earl Needham wrote:
>I thought I had read that OnStar was on the analog cell phone system 
>-- is that not correct?  And if it IS correct, what are they going to do?
>
>         Earl
>
>KD5XB -- Earl Needham
>Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
>ZUT





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