Ham Radio: Workbench 34 – Digital Mode Roundtable

This week George and Jeremy host a roundtable discussing the differences and similarities between some of the most popular digital voice communication modes available to amateurs today.

They are joined by Rod Hardman VA3ON (DMR), Rich Timpa KC6OBJ (DStar), David Ranch KI6ZHD (Yaesu System Fusion), and Randy Neals W3RWN (Allstar).

In this conversation opinions and facts are explored about the benefits and potential of each of these digital modes of communication.


KF7IJZ / KJ6VU / KR6ZY / W6KWF Eagle Board Layout Video


Modes

All Star – https://www.hamvoip.org/

DMR –
http://www.dmr-marc.net/
https://brandmeister.network/

DSTAR – http://www.dstarinfo.com/

Yaesu System Fusion –  http://systemfusion.yaesu.com/what-is-system-fusion/


Radios

DMR – Tytera MD380 UHF – https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0380.html

DMR – Tytera MD9600 Mobile – https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/0196.html

DMR – Hytera (Commercial Quality) – https://www.gigaparts.com/hytera

DSTAR – ID-51 Plus 2 Handheld – https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/1151.html

DSTAR – ID-4100 Mobile – https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/4100.html

DSTAR – IC-7100 Mobile HF w/ DSTAR – https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/3071.html

Yaesu System Fusion HT – FT-2DR – https://wwwuniversal-radio.com/catalog/ht/6002.html

Yaesu System Fusion Mobile – FTM-100DR – https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/0100.html


Digital Mode Hotspots

DVMEGA (DMR, Fusion, DSTAR) – http://www.dvmega.auria.nl/

MMDVM ZUMSpot (DMR, Fusion, DSTAR) – http://mmdvm.blogspot.com/

SharkRF Open Spot (DMR, Fusion, DSTAR) – https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot/

All Star Micro Node – http://micro-node.com/


New ICOM SDR(?) IC-9700 144/440/1200 Radio – http://qrznow.com/icom-ic-9700-vhfuhf1-2ghz-prototype-transceiver-shown-at-tokyo-hamfair-2017/


DSTAR HF Coordination – http://www.dstarinfo.com/DSTARHFNet.aspx

 

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