[aprssig] OT: Yaesu to release digital amateur radio gear

Amateur Radio WB8NUT duffy at wb8nut.com
Mon Jan 9 14:04:37 CST 2012

 From my travels around the midwest and the southeast, most of the voice 
activity is on D-Star. Almost impossible to get a conversation on FM 
repeaters in many cities. Not sure why people at Dayton are buying so 
many FM handhelds. What do they do with them if they are not going to 
talk? Why have a ham license if they are not going to talk? Frankly I 
don't understand it.

Then again, with D-Star and the repeater interconnects, I can get a 
conversation with someone from just about anywhere in the world about 
any time of day.


On 1/9/12 2:50 PM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM, joe at dellabarba.com<joe at dellabarba.com>  wrote:
>> AFAIK voice repeaters are more likely to die of loneliness than overuse.
> What if it was a voice repeater that only worked with 20% of the
> radios on the air?  More or less likely to die of loneliness?
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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