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[aprssig] D-STAR VOICE value?

Alan P. Biddle APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Jul 8 20:58:48 UTC 2008


My VERY limited experience with D-STAR was a visit to a friend in Palm
Springs, CA.  Having heard the reports of muddy and garbled audio, I was
amazed at how well the local D-STAR machine sounded.  After a couple of
interesting QSOs, we did a quick A-B test with the main analog machine.
There was little if any difference in the audio.  Now this was in an area
where everybody had strong signals, but at least under those circumstances
D-STAR was at least as good as analog.  I live in a D-STAR desert, no local
experience, except that the local 911 center uses some dedicated digital
D-STAR links as ultimate backups.

Alan
WA4SCA






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