Federal Way Club Sponsors D-Star Class

Scott Currie ns7c at comcast.net
Mon Oct 24 18:06:38 PDT 2011

It's very doable, I've even cross linked Echolink and D-Star. The issue 
is more of who's call will be on the transmissions. Putting several 
users on the same call will confuse the D-Star community (and earn the 
wrath of the "thou shalt never connect analog to D-Star" crowd).

We could connect the Northwest Echolink conference to the Northwest 
D-Star reflector on Friday nights for the D-Star net. That would be 

The traffic locally on D-Star is low enough that I think all the Puget 
Sound repeaters should just stay linked to REF035C all the time, but 
that's just me...

What linked 222 system?


On 10/24/2011 4:06 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
> When this was written, I didn't have a good reply...
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM, John D. Hays<john at hays.org>  wrote:
>> I would suspect that it's really not an AMBE/IMBE implementation.  It
>> probably goes into a server that has the AMBE/IMBE vocoding before sending
>> it on to the radio units in the police system.
>> Actually we could do something similar with a DV Dongle on  a server out to
>> an iOS or Android device.  I'm not excited to do it though.
> Now I have a comment...
> Lots, reasonably, of activity now on the linked 220 systems.  Nice
> little resurgence of chatting on the air.
> Nearby, at least sorta nearby, we have Jeremy who's missing out on the
> vast wit and wisdom being exchanged and has to communicate with people
> from Oregon on his homebrew system...   Closer to home - we have Kenny
> and John with cool proof of concept DStar machines.   Now wouldn't it
> be cool if they could all link in and join the fun.   I know there are
> some purists that don't like mixing the modes but I'd always say that
> communications and connectivity trump 'purity'...
> Bill
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