[aprssig] D-STAR VOICE value?

Ronny Julian k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 8 17:13:41 EDT 2008

I guess we will have to agree to diagree.  I doubt it has improved any 
and it is still as closed source as it ever was.  If the system had any 
future don't you think the other radio companies would want in on it?  
Full disclosure I'm a Yaesu fan.  Look at all those US Wires II stations. 

What is the value of an Internet based linking system when the Internet 
is gone?  Analog or Digital?  Does D-Star have a way of linking without 
it that I'm not aware of?

Alan P. Biddle wrote:
> My VERY limited experience with D-STAR was a visit to a friend in Palm
> Springs, CA.  Having heard the reports of muddy and garbled audio, I was
> amazed at how well the local D-STAR machine sounded.  After a couple of
> interesting QSOs, we did a quick A-B test with the main analog machine.
> There was little if any difference in the audio.  Now this was in an area
> where everybody had strong signals, but at least under those circumstances
> D-STAR was at least as good as analog.  I live in a D-STAR desert, no local
> experience, except that the local 911 center uses some dedicated digital
> D-STAR links as ultimate backups.
> Alan
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