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

ka8vit at ka8vit.com ka8vit at ka8vit.com
Fri Jan 6 18:23:09 UTC 2012

Hi Eric,
While the protocol is open, the CODEC is not.
This makes D*Star not so open.
The AMBE codec chip is about $20.00 a piece in singletons.
73 - Bill KA8VIT

On January 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM Eric Lorenz K9LGE <k9lge at emlorenz.com> wrote:

> Duffy,
> It is all about perception though...yes, Dstar is an 'open' protocol. Yes,
> anyone can license and manufacture equipment for it. So who (of the major
> ones) has done it? Icom. So yes, regardless of the reality...Dstar *appears*
> to be an Icom protocol. All that has to happen for that to change is for
> another manufacturer to get in the game. It would *appear* though...that this
> is going to remain Icom's thing for now.
> Eric K9LGE

Bill Chaikin, KA8VIT
USS COD Amateur Radio Club - W8COD
WW2 Submarine USS COD SS-224 (NECO)

ka8vit at ka8vit.com
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