[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR

lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Mon Nov 11 08:32:09 PST 2013

On 11 Nov 2013 at 15:22, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 08:46:24AM -0600, damon runion 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
> But the difference there is that *anyone* can make an SSB rig.  Only one manufacturer is allowed to make AMBE codecs, and they will only sell to a handful of approved radio manufacturers.
> It is illegal to make your own DStar radio, without buying the AMBE codec from DVSI.  That sort of thing has no place in amateur radio.
> --
> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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To help the non beleiver.. just read this:


And yes telephone and satellite phone are available but if one choose to use DSTAR it is relevant to discredit him? If you think something 
has no place im amateur radio just don't use it and let those who wants to use it enjoy one of the most reliable digital communication 
protocol available. Yes some will say DMR,  MotoTRBO are better it's just to say competition is already present.

The cost question.
You can already interface a lot of recent HF transceiver to DSTAR for 700$ and much less if you are technicaly inclined.See below it's just 
an example and i'm not connected to their business.


I don't know where this "I don't use it and as i think it's not Ham radio no one should use it" trend come from but it's getting old... 

I'm an avid DSTAR user just put my call sing in your URCALL and you will be able to reach me all over the globe. If you don't like the 
internet component you better to go back to the cave man, or you don't live on my planet.

Just let folks live free...

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE

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