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[aprssig] 220 MHz transceivers

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Nov 13 18:44:24 UTC 2008


I was thinking about trying something like that myself, I just don't 
have a lot of time to tackle it.  And I still don't like being locked in 
to a proprietary codec, but I don't want to start that battle again...

I'll probably pick up a batch of the 220 radios sooner or later, but it 
might be later at this point.  Of course, if someone wants to buy 100 of 
the 2-meter transceivers and help me free up some working capital, I'll 
be happy to move up the schedule. =]

Scott
N1VG

Donald Jacob wrote:
> Scott,
> There is quite a bit of 220 activity in SoCal area, you are just a 
> little too far
> north!
> There is a group of us working on a D-Star project where we will be building
> non-ICOM repeaters, gateways and plug-in boards to enable radios with 
> 9600 baud ports
> to work D-Star. These transceivers look to have some potential for our 
> project.
> I am just not sure of the time frame.
> 
> 73
> Don WB5EKU
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org 
> <mailto:scott at opentrac.org>> wrote:
> 
>      > 220 has hot spots in a few places.  Atlanta has a couple (one
>     actively used) and I have heard APRS on another 220 frequency.  I
>     spotted it one day when I scanned through 220 on my D700.  When I
>     heard it, I let the radio decode it and sure enough it was APRS on
>     222.090.  As I understand, California is also a hot spot for 220
>     activity.
> 
>     Yeah, apparently this county has a lot of 220 activity, just not so much
>     on this side of the mountains.
> 
>     In this case, lack of activity might be a good thing - lots of room to
>     set up your own stuff without interfering with anyone.
> 
>     Scott
>     N1VG
> 
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