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[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 48, Issue 11

John Galvin jrgalvin2 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 00:51:58 UTC 2008


FYI,

Pete, AE5PL in Collin County has written an interface from D-Star units to 
APRS. You might just surf his web files for additional info.

73, John - N5TIM

Randy Allen wrote:
> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> 
>> The issue of what to do when you don't have an internet connection, is getting 
>> to be a smaller issue.  My verizon USB modem works amazingly well.  With D-Star 
>> data radios, there are possibilities there too.
> 
> My primary emphasis in Amateur Radio is emergency communications, and 
> depending on an application that requires an internet connection is 
> planning for failure IMHO.  One that uses the internet when available, 
> OK. But if it won't operate as a standalone app with nothing but Amateur 
> RF connectivity I'm not wasting time or disk space on it.
> 
> Is there anything in the offing for ICOM to  tie D-Star into APRS? Or 
> are they still sticking to a proprietary GPS data exchange?  I haven't 
> played with it due to the expense of the equipment, and won't until I 
> know for a fact it will interface with the APRS world. For local ops 
> around here the voice capabilities are more "gee, that's nice" and not 
> worth the expense at this time.
> 
> 

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