[aprssig] D710 GPS Port
mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Tue Aug 14 11:56:19 CDT 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
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