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

Bradley Haney kc9gqr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 15:19:19 CST 2012

Why not use already what we have..  ECHOLINK..  put as many repeaters as we
can on Echolink or (Allstar if it was more user friendly to set up)  and
then with the use of APRS and AVRS ?  Seems to work  very well  from what I
played with it.  What happens  when the  1 dstar repeater in your area goes
down?  Lets work on the technology that  uses the equipment we have now.

just my 1 cent worth.


On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM, Steve Kostecke <k0stk at arrl.net> wrote:

> Tom Azlin N4ZPT said:
> >Make that IMBE for first generation P25. Still a DVSI product.
> >
> >Royalties - seems like a bunch of urban myths here. The DVSI site says
> >no royalties or licensing fees for buying their vocoders chips and
> >putting them in radios. see http://www.dvsinc.com/products/a2020.htm for
> >an example.  I did not have to pay any royalty to buy the AMBE vocoder
> >chips. something like $8 for surface mount and $18 for DIP in volume. I
> >got mine for $23 each.
> >
> >Might be royalties to build to APCO Project 25, DMR, etc. standards. But
> >no royalties to build to the JARL standard or use an AMBE vocoder seems
> >to me.
> What if DVSI decides to multiply the price per DIP by a factor of 10?
> What if DVSI decides to not provide backwards compatibilty in the next
> generation of AMBE?
> This mania for a mode which is hostage to one company tells me that far
> to many people have not learned from our collective experience with
> Microsoft. It's like watching moths circling a flame.
> --
> 73, Steve, K0STK // k0stk at arrl.net
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