the sister nets - World
Radio Network and World Friendship Net
by the Western Reflector and IRLP
THERE IS A
GREAT VARIETY OF INFORMATION ON OUR NETS
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All about Digital
newest mode of operation for many of us is the digital world.
On this page we will try to simplify this complex world, provide some
good info about various aspects of it and some good links.
will hear terms like DMR, Fusion, Echolink, AllStar, D-Star, P25,
Nexedge, C4FM and others. Oh Boy- What is it all about?
Well lets start here
with a discussion of DMR (Digital Mobile Radio). This is PDF download.
And Here for DMR discussion.
Then look at this page for D-star,
DMR, Fusion, Which is right for you?
is the site to purchase Nano Nodes
is the new MicroNode
is a video of a user of the MicroNode
is a commercial site by Motorola about DMR radios. And a discussion
about DMR Here.
can also go to Youtube and search for DMR to find lots of videos about
don't provide any commercial endorsements here but here
is an idea of what can be done to get into DMR for about $150.
we look at Fusion. Yaesu says Here:
"System Fusion is Yaesu’s implementation of Digital Amateur Radio,
utilizing C4FM 4-level FSK Technology to transmit digital voice and
data over the Amateur radio bands."
we look at DStar which is Digital Smart Technology Amateur Radio.
DStar is a Hybrid radio communications method which uses both Radio
Frequency Transmissions, and the Internet and is discussed here.
Also this is
good info on DStar Gateway. Terms like Hotspot & simplex gateway
digital world is C4FM discussed here.
there is APRS discussed on Wikipedia
digital discussion would be complete with out the Rasberry Pi. Check
- Have fun!!!
will have more later from W0MRD, W7JCA and AF7J on their equipment.
for info on Shark. Here
is a video on how it works. Here
is a description of how it works. They are available a number of places-
just Google it.
may be available on Ebay as a used unit. Check Ebay for the TYT Tytera
MD-380 DMR to get into DMR for about $80. New about $100. Here
is a video about the TYT radio. Here
is another video about the firmwear for the TYT. Like to tweak and
modify? Start here.
is a document with links to D-Star information that was emailed to
me by IcomAmerica.
is a nice Introduction to DMR
are links to the latest device called ZUMspot
& MMDVM Demo page
some controversy between Zumspot and MMDVM on Facebook
discovered a couple of new DMR HTs worth looking at.
AnyTone AT-D868UV Dual Band DMR Handheld Radio w/GPS & Programming
Cable is $168.99 at Bridgecomsystems.com
Ailunce HD1 DMR Digital Ham Radio Dual Band Dual Time Slot 10W
3000Channels 100000 Contacts 3200mAhz Waterproof long Range
Two Way Radio with FM Function and Programming Cable(Black,1pack)
is $189.99 on amazon.
of these radios have some interesting features. One being the ability
to program a list of repeaters in CSV format.
the Powerwerx web site has this info which may help anyone looking
for a csv database. "ANYTONE DMR CONTACT CSV FILE This downloadable
Worldwide DMR Contact ID CSV file can be easily imported into the
Anytone AT-D868UV programming software. Once imported, your radio
will display the call sign, name, location and DMR ID during receive
if an ID match is found. This list is updated daily. Advanced users
can filter and format contact details via a third party website."
discussion started because someone on the WIN system asked if a CSV
file could be downloaded with a list of their repeaters. Using a CSV
file to program a radio was new to me so I started investigating and
found the 2 radios above along with a lot more.
there is AVRS Automatic Voice
Relay System that is associated with D-Star & Allstar.
is a Technical Roundtable on the PAPA
DMR site at 8 PM PDT
Information listed on the PAPA System
Website is as follows:
The "PAPA DMR Roundtable"(Weekly Net) Date: Every Monday Time: 8:00
Net Control Michael - AF6FB Frequency: All PAPA Repeaters, California
Listen Online: http://hose.brandmeister.network/3106/
Comments: Tech net to discuss DMR radios, repeaters, procedures, programming,
hotspots, dongles, and more.
The Papa website has a lot of good
information. Spend some time there. They have some other nets that
you might want to listen to.
believe all these Papa nets are also available on Echolink on the
This is another conference hosted by NARRI on channel 5 of the Western
Should also be available on IRLP 9255.