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[aprssig] APRS and dstar

Fredric Moses fred at moses.bz
Sun May 27 16:17:32 UTC 2012


Already done.. DMR/MotoTrbo to APRS....     
One of my test handhelds. http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FW8CMN-T1&timerange=3600

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85EdiW7mbXQ  Video david did showing gps and 2way aprs messaging..
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Fredric Moses - W8FSM - WQOG498
fred at moses.bz




On May 27, 2012, at 12:10 PM, Jim Duncan wrote:

> 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
> "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.
> 
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
> 
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