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William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Tue Aug 14 16:56:19 UTC 2007


As for the proprietary stuff, I thought the same thing until I read  
this months QST. They have a overview of D-star that says it's open to  
other manufactures. I was wondering if anyone is building D-star  
hardware like a HAMhud without the need for an Icom radio.

On Aug 14, 2007, at 12:23 PM, Drew Baxter <droobie at maine.rr.com> wrote:

> Cost and proprietary infrastructure are two killers (for me at  
> least) when it comes to D-Star. The likelihood of D-Star ever coming  
> to the State of Maine in any capacity is probably extremely slim.   
> I'd say this is probably the case in various other parts of the  
> rural countryside too.  APRS works because it requires relatively  
> cheap hardware to implement, mostly rigs, computers, TNCs we already  
> demoted or already have in service.
>
> However, a lot of our APRS infrastructure seems to have vanished  
> too.  It used to be I had near continuous coverage in this region,  
> but nowadays there's a lot of dead zones.  I know it isn't anything  
> to do with my rig since my neighbor has the same problem.  Could be  
> a path issue though.
>
> --Droo, K1XVM
>
> At 12:13 PM 8/14/2007, William McKeehan wrote:
>> Has anyone looked at D-Star as a potential replacement for APRS?
>>
>> It seems to have a lot of the basic functionality.
>> --
>> William McKeehan
>> KI4HDU
>
>




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