• Wires-X

    From Dean Galloway@21:3/108 to All on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 14:41:04
    Hello all,

    Anyone on here using Wires-x?

    Thanks,
    Dean.

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  • From Vk3jed@21:1/109 to Dean Galloway on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 19:01:00
    On 05-05-20 14:41, Dean Galloway wrote to All <=-

    Hello all,

    Anyone on here using Wires-x?

    Nope, I use DMR and also have D-STAR capability. ;)


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  • From Orbitman@21:2/131 to Dean Galloway on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 15:10:38
    On 05 May 2020, Dean Galloway said the following...

    Hello all,

    Anyone on here using Wires-x?

    Thanks,
    Dean.

    No....thought about getting a radio to play with it...but I haven't. I have DSTAR here.

    Thanks!
    Orbitman (Allen)
    Orbit BBS, Opp, AL USA
    orbitbbs.ddns.net:7210

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  • From Argos@21:1/203 to Dean Galloway on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 18:04:02

    Hello all,

    Anyone on here using Wires-x?

    Thanks,
    Dean.

    Yup Sure do.. Nailed up on the N4TDX Repeater. WiresX ID 30798

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  • From Dean Galloway@21:3/108 to Argos on Friday, May 08, 2020 15:52:11


    Anyone on here using Wires-x?


    Yup Sure do.. Nailed up on the N4TDX Repeater. WiresX ID 30798

    Cool. Just attached to the room. All quiet right now.

    I went with the HRI-200 node at home.

    Thanks,
    Dean. W7DSG.

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  • From dejavu@21:3/114 to Vk3jed on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 13:35:37

    On 06 May 2020, Vk3jed said the following...

    On 05-05-20 14:41, Dean Galloway wrote to All <=-

    Hello all,

    Anyone on here using Wires-x?

    Nope, I use DMR and also have D-STAR capability. ;)


    I have D-STAR capability also, might be time to start a weekly D-STAR group
    to discuss setting up the packet :)

    73

    Dejavu


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  • From Vk3jed@21:1/109 to dejavu on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 15:18:00
    On 06-16-20 13:35, dejavu wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I have D-STAR capability also, might be time to start a weekly D-STAR group to discuss setting up the packet :)

    I need to setup some sort of D-STAR network access first. :)

    DMR is easier to organise for me, I have a hotspot on Brandmeister.


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  • From dejavu@21:3/114 to Vk3jed on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 08:41:16

    On 17 Jun 2020, Vk3jed said the following...

    On 06-16-20 13:35, dejavu wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I have D-STAR capability also, might be time to start a weekly D-STAR group to discuss setting up the packet :)

    I need to setup some sort of D-STAR network access first. :)

    DMR is easier to organise for me, I have a hotspot on Brandmeister.


    I haven't purchased a DMR radio... I have P25 and D-STAR. I also have a hotspot that I could leave connected to your local repeater. I haven't used
    it since I set it up tho, I have to be honest the digital modes over the internet don't really excite me. I'm an analog type of guy :)

    I will pull out the D-STAR radio today and charge it since it's just sitting
    in the box and I'll get out the hotspot and see if there are any updates that need to be done.

    When I was playing around with the hotspot originally about two years ago or
    so there were D-STAR and DMR bridge networks available on my hotspot, perhaps we could discuss what the primary digital HT everyone has and start there,
    then bridge in the other radios and get a talk group going.


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  • From Vk3jed@21:1/109 to dejavu on Friday, June 19, 2020 12:16:00
    On 06-17-20 08:41, dejavu wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I haven't purchased a DMR radio... I have P25 and D-STAR. I also have
    a hotspot that I could leave connected to your local repeater. I
    haven't used it since I set it up tho, I have to be honest the digital modes over the internet don't really excite me. I'm an analog type of guy :)

    They have their uses. The main downside for me is that proprietary vocoder, which makes integration much more expensive. Instread of a simply software bridge like Asterisk or thelinkbox, you have to buy a hardware adapter and have your software talk to that for transcoding. And that gets expensive very quickly. It's also a pain if you use a VPS, because you have to send the audio to a site with the hardware and back again. :/

    I'm not doing any of that (haven't had the money), but others have.

    I will pull out the D-STAR radio today and charge it since it's just sitting in the box and I'll get out the hotspot and see if there are
    any updates that need to be done.

    What hotspot?

    When I was playing around with the hotspot originally about two years
    ago or so there were D-STAR and DMR bridge networks available on my hotspot, perhaps we could discuss what the primary digital HT everyone
    has and start there, then bridge in the other radios and get a talk
    group going.

    Well, I'm setup for DMR. I can do D-STAR, but would have to manually configure the hotspot to do so. Ideally, I'd like a second hotspot for D-STAR.


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  • From dejavu@21:3/114 to Vk3jed on Friday, June 19, 2020 12:33:19
    On 19 Jun 2020, Vk3jed said the following...

    On 06-17-20 08:41, dejavu wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I haven't purchased a DMR radio... I have P25 and D-STAR. I also ha a hotspot that I could leave connected to your local repeater. I haven't used it since I set it up tho, I have to be honest the digita modes over the internet don't really excite me. I'm an analog type guy :)

    They have their uses. The main downside for me is that proprietary vocoder, which makes integration much more expensive. Instread of a simply software bridge like Asterisk or thelinkbox, you have to buy a hardware adapter and have your software talk to that for transcoding.
    And that gets expensive very quickly. It's also a pain if you use a
    VPS, because you have to send the audio to a site with the hardware and back again. :/

    I'm not doing any of that (haven't had the money), but others have.

    I will pull out the D-STAR radio today and charge it since it's just sitting in the box and I'll get out the hotspot and see if there are any updates that need to be done.

    What hotspot?

    I wish I remembered, it was custom build and I believe the software was from your neck of the woods. The device is benched and in a box, however I can
    see what box it's in and touch it, so it wouldn't take took much of an
    endeavor to make it active again. I have so many projects I need a handful
    of people to manage it all :) Sounds like you do as well.


    When I was playing around with the hotspot originally about two years ago or so there were D-STAR and DMR bridge networks available on my hotspot, perhaps we could discuss what the primary digital HT everyon has and start there, then bridge in the other radios and get a talk group going.

    Well, I'm setup for DMR. I can do D-STAR, but would have to manually configure the hotspot to do so. Ideally, I'd like a second hotspot for D-STAR.


    Tell you what, before you do any additional work let me get my D-Star HT charged and get my hotspot connected, updated to the latest code and linked
    to your repeater and I'll drop your call sign a couple times to see if I hear anything back. Once I get there I'll let you know :) What's the local repeater you would use with D-Star?

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  • From Vk3jed@21:1/109 to dejavu on Saturday, June 20, 2020 16:46:00
    On 06-19-20 12:33, dejavu wrote to Vk3jed <=-
    What hotspot?

    I wish I remembered, it was custom build and I believe the software was from your neck of the woods. The device is benched and in a box,
    however I can see what box it's in and touch it, so it wouldn't take
    took much of an endeavor to make it active again. I have so many
    projects I need a handful of people to manage it all :) Sounds like
    you do as well.

    Cool. I'd be curious, and I made a discovery last night that there are actually software implementations of the AMBE codecs out there. DVSwitch can use a couple of them, like the MD380 emulator, which can do AMBE as used in DMR and YSF-n, and OP25, which can do all of the codecs in current use on VHF/UHF (AMBE - DMR, YSF-n, DSAMBE - D-STAR, IMBE - P25, YSF-w).

    Well, I'm setup for DMR. I can do D-STAR, but would have to manually configure the hotspot to do so. Ideally, I'd like a second hotspot for D-STAR.


    Tell you what, before you do any additional work let me get my D-Star
    HT charged and get my hotspot connected, updated to the latest code and linked to your repeater and I'll drop your call sign a couple times to
    see if I hear anything back. Once I get there I'll let you know :) What's the local repeater you would use with D-Star?

    Limited selection here. I may have to resort to using DVSwitch with AllStar, though apparently the OP25 implementation of the codec isn't the greatest.


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