[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
pabutusa at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 07:22:43 PST 2013
I have no doubt some form of voice over data will be the norm someday but I
have doubts that will be D-STAR in it's current form. If it switches to a
non-proprietary protocol ... or the patent on AMBE expires then maybe.
... but Amateur Radio isn't about just buying some vendors latest gadget
like it's the latest iPhone .... it's about experimentation or
> Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute
to the advancement of the radio art.
> Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which
provide for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases
of the art.
> Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of
trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.
(source: Title 47 CFR Part 97.1)
On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:46 PM, damon runion <damonwa4hfn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well back in the days of AM and when SSB came out it was the same
> thinking then BUT what has happened to AM . Same thing with DSTAR it
> is growing and will grow . Thats what makes ham radio so much fun,
> there is something for everyone
> 73,s Damon
> On 11/11/13, George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net> wrote:
> > Actually, after more than 10 years on the market, D-STAR has only about
> > 28,000 registered users worldwide. There are fewer than 2000 active
> > worldwide, daily. Many people are wondering why Icom keeps pouring money
> > into something which is clearly unsustainable in the long run.
> > There are very good reasons why no other amateur radio manufacturer will
> > touch it.
> > George, KA3HSW
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <wa4hfn at comcast.net>
> > To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2013 1:00 PM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] D STAR
> >>D STAR is growing across the US and the world
> >> http://www.dstarinfo.com/repeater-maps.aspx
> >> Amsat UK has info about a D STAR satellite
> >> If you don't have a radio, you can use a DV Dongle on your computer
> >> Give it a try
> >> 73 WA4HFN Damon
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