DMR in Alaska!

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by Tempstar, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    A friend just talked to Larry, KL4GR in Homer, Alaska on the first day of the first DMR repeater in Alaska on the North America talkgroup.
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  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Digital voice...talkgroups...sounds more like commercial phone than amateur radio. Sort of like D-star - best thing since sliced bread for emcomms...until the infrastructure isn't there to support it when it's needed most.

    Maybe that's the entire point. Lull ham radio operators into the digital realm until there are no longer any able to communicate freely and openly.
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  3. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Have to register an ID number (like a phone number) and have worse coverage than cell...
    If this is the future of ham radio, heaven helps us all.
  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    We used a D-star handheld on a local D-star repeater at field day and it worked well but DMR being open sourced with more compatible units makes it the way I will go when I drop the hammer on digital.

    Kind of Beta vs. VHS deal but with Yeasu and Kenwood on board with DMR, Icom and D-Star may be Beta..

    Digital Mobile Radio Association | How to join
    DMR - Handheld, hand portable DMR walkie talkies • Kenwood Comms

    There are many econo chicom DMR radios out as well.

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    Last edited: Oct 31, 2016
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