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John Habbinga kc5zrq at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 14:17:41 UTC 2007


> I haven't looked at D-Star beyond the price; they're noticeably more 
> expensive than the Kenwood APRS rigs...

An entry level D-STAR radio costs about $330, which is about $60 more than 
an entry level APRS radio.

When I claim that APRS over D-STAR is better than APRS over AX.25, I am 
referring to the merits of the mode, not to the capabilities of a specific 
model of radio.

----- Original Message ----- 
>> I have been using D-STAR for a while and my main focus has been  APRS 
>> over D-STAR.  It works extremely well.  In my opinion, APRS  over D-STAR 
>> is much better than APRS over AX.25.
>
> Why?
>
> I haven't looked at D-Star beyond the price; they're noticeably more 
> expensive than the Kenwood APRS rigs, and as far as I can tell they  don't 
> have any sort of APRS-type application built in, which means  more 
> external hardware to do APRS.
>
> -Jason
> kg4wsv





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