DRT 163 - 20180531

Thursday Night D-STAR Round Table. Join us on reflector XRF002A, XRF310A and XRF555A 7:00pm PDT weekly.

You can find the shout box show notes on D-STAR Round Table Board

Shoutbox History

 K6KD: Especially for the new D-STAR users, table shows relationship among reflector type, prefix, and protocol. d-star-roundtable.boards.net/thread/179/reflector-type-prefix-protocol

K6KD: Announcing Kings of Digital Notify - means for user-to-user notification of ad hoc or planned QSOs on the Constellation. More info in Current Discussions d-star-roundtable.boards.net/thread/352/announcing-kings-digital-notify

KG5SLG: N6HKH Big Welcome back Mike, and I hope your feeling a lot better

N6HKH: Elmer - Thanks. I'm feeling much better. Looking forward to tonight's net.

KG5SLG: DMR-Marc no longer handling DMR ID It has been taken over by RadioID.Net will be in the future will be changing the format since they are running out of ID www.radioid.net/ 

W6KD: Link to Jim's (KI6ZUM) presentation at Dayton, courtesy of Tim, KK4DTT: youtu.be/oM4Bs9R80Pw

KG5SLG: Dayton Forums www.ustream.tv/channel/daralive 

n5wd: Once again, I'll have to kerchunk our KE5YAP-B repeater to maintain the link. Our repeater guru has offered, if there seems to be local users, to set up a batch Chron file to remove that necessity. Hopefully that'll happen in due course.

N6HKH: N5WD. No problem.

n5wd: ICOM offering complete D-Star repeater setup: one RF repeater, Gateway and software for $1500 and clubs who are initiating DStar for the first time (have not already put a DStar repeater on the air, eligible for $1000 rebate. For details: icomamerica.com

KG5SLG: Your making me hungry

N6HKH: Me too.

k6jm: Bruce Perrens also mentioned FreeDV 700D developments: DV using open source codec on HF performs really well with lousy SNR (-2 db!). Due to Forward Err Correction, there is some delay. To learn more, check www.rowetel.com/?p=5573.

k6jm: For those who care about Internet Labs' upcoming new products, check my notes from Dayton 2017. www.k6jm.com/wp/dayton-2017-d-star-and-digital-voice/Robin said pricing will be in $150-$250 range, depending on the model. Due Sept 2018.

k6jm: Friedrickshafen Ham Radio starts tomorrow Friday. Anyone in German and planning to attend? Jonathan G4KLX, Guus (DVMEGA) and David (BlueDV) will be there. Wish I could attend. I am currently planning to be there next year....

k6jm: (More Dayton) John K7VE mentioned they found a 1-watt RF chip that's better than the one they talked about at Dayton last year. So NWDR should be selling 1-wattSPOT boards in the future. Most RF boards run about 10 milliwatts.

K6KD: www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/ham-en/

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