Digital Radio - Which One

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Time: Friday, 3-31-17, 12:30
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There has been some move to digital locally. I just got my ticket
less than 12 months ago, and still don't even have a home unit
(mobile in my truck - mobile in the wife's truck - two HT's),
so digital is not a high priority to me.

I do see the appeal, though...

-=> Rusty Bennett wrote to Rich Lawrence <=-

 RB>   Re: Digital Radio - Which One and Why?
 RB>   By: Rich Lawrence to All on Tue Feb 07 2017 07:36 pm

 RB> Hey Rich,

 RL> Have you started or made a total switch to digital yet? And if so,
 RL> one and what was the main reason for that particular one?

 RL> I have started my switch. I have a new Yeasu FT2DR which uses C4FM
 RL> digital. I also have an Icom ID-31 that is a UHF D-Star hand held. I
 RL> plan to get a DMR radio to kind of round it out, and from there make a
 RL> determination which one is the best for me.

 RB> I just passed the first exam and should be getting my Callsign sometime
 RB> this week.  I also purchased the FT2DR and have been looking forward to
 RB> playing with it and seeing how it works.

 RL> Locally we have a lot of Hams with DMR radio. It seems that is the main
 RL> one most people here are using. What about you guys?

 RB> I am located in Ft Worth Texas and we seem to have quite a mix of
 RB> repeaters. I'm looking at the iCom 7100 to venture off in the D*Star
 RB> world and see what is going on in that direction.

 RB> Thanks for thowing this out there.

 RB> 73  RB
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