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[aprssig] APRS and dstar

Jim Duncan jdbandman at earthlink.net
Sun May 27 16:10:55 UTC 2012

Why bother with Death Star? MotoTrbo radios have EVERYTHING in one package
including the GPS. There are people that are working with the data format
currently to be able to produce APRS-portable content...

Check out www.dmr-marc.net and www.trbo.info

73 de Jim, KU0G

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Jason KG4WSV
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:55 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS and dstar

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

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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