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[aprssig] APRS and dstar

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Sun May 27 13:55:29 UTC 2012

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Therefore the short cut for AVRS is to simply JOIN DSTAR.  The concept is simple.  Take one of those dstar kits, add it to a PC with full APRS connectivity on one side, and dstar on the other, and what we get is an ASTAR node.

Not being a naysayer, but what value does APRS add to this equation?
Sounds like we all need to switch to DSTAR, and build "DVRS" instead
of "AVRS"?

My personal hangup with DSTAR is the price of the hardware (especially
when I consider the price of the APRS gear I already have).  I can
throw together a small APRS tracker for a rocekt, balloon, or vehicle
for cheap; not so with DSTAR.


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