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Old 01-27-2012, 12:23 PM
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I just bought an Icom ID-880 and thought I would try to get on dstar. Boy, is that ever a can of worms to program. Still haven't got it working. I have the programming software and it's no problem to plug in 2m and 70cm, but dstar is a whole new problem. If anybody has a magic solution, I'm all ears.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:55 AM
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That's one of the reasons I haven't gone to D-Star. Also, it doesn't provide enough value for the money.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:59 AM
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Well ,, here I go sticking my foot in again.
D-Star, DMR-MARC, and other "DIGITAL" protocol network's are nice and they do work (most of the time) but seem to have at least two big draw back's.
1. They are "PROPRIETARY" , D-Star is "ICOM" only, DMR-MARC is almost exclusively MOTOROLA, not cross platform or cross brand (I think Yaesu is working on something also) .
2. $$$$ Big buck's for the compatible equipment which means that those of us on fixed budgets have to do some figuring on what to do with-out to buy a radio to work which ever system.

They all have their good points and not so good points,,, BUT I feel that the main thing is the cross-brand / cross-protocol compatibility issue,,,, untill there is is an open source standard that is affordable to everyone (or reasonably so) your stuck being "ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE" .
Some years ago "AOR" came out with an add-on box but I haven't heard much of it lately and a add-on box for hand held users would be a "PITA" to say the least.
GO FIGURE !
I'm not saying the concept isn't good, just not something universally practical at the moment.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:03 AM
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My Icom IC2200h is D-star compatible, but at $200 bucks for the module (more than the radio), I have decided that D-star will have to wait. I have seen several live demos of it. Impressive but to much for my blood and budget at this time...Something about music lessons, braces, etc. etc. etc. (does it ever end???) Maybe when the girls get married!
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Oh wait...maybe I can get the girls to buy a D-star machine and just use theirs!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:10 PM
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Now why didn't I think of that?
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:38 AM
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D-Star is interesting.. I can not afford a D-Star radio however there is a way to do it for less.. You can get a D-Star USB dongle for your computer. it connects to the internet, and logs into the D-Star network that way.

Will I.. Well, not likely this year.
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I looked at D-Star and decided that the cost out-weighted any benefits.

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