How much data does Dstar use?

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  1. AK7AN

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    I am going to build a Dstar Simplex access point and was wondering about running it on our Verizon MiFi. We have a 5GB a month plan and don't want the Dstar to hog all of that up. The MiFi will not be the primary internet access for the gateway, just when I am home and my wife is working. She is a teleworker for Aetna Insurance and the home internet is not available while she is working.
    Thank
    Ed
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  2. KA9JLM

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    The best thing to do is measure the usage.

    No one can tell the true data that you will use.

    I only use 100 meg a month using Allstar 24/7, But your mile will vary.
     
  3. AK7AN

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    I guess I will just have to try it and monitor data usage.. I assume that the more you use it the more data it would consume..
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    Ed
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  4. KA9JLM

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    It will mater how much traffic is on frequency.

    I was worried about the same thing at first also. Then after monitoring data usage it was fine.

    My wife uses a lot more data watching silly stuff on her phone.

    Windows 10 updates would kill my data limit. That is one reason I do not use it.

    Have Fun.
     
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  5. KB0MNM

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    5 GB is a lot of data for text, yet graphics can eat it pretty fast. If you set up a Windows 7 PC for access, be aware that some Internet e-mail Systems ( eg. A T & T ) are now looking for special authorization software ( in explanation Oauth or Outlook, as in Office 2016 Pro ). The graphics of 'sign-on' should not count against your 5GB limit, but you could consider a 'text-only' system for all except 'authorized users'. If you password-protect access to the Internet, and set up a separate text-based 'bulletin board' system, you should find it easy to stay under the limit. One reliable BBS mail system used to be TBBS ( as in The Bulletin Board System ). I can not advise you how best to solve the 'sort-it-by text or graphics' problem, but that is why you *may* want to look at that part first.
     
  6. KB0MNM

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    5 GB is a lot of data for text, yet graphics can eat it pretty fast. If you set up a Windows 7 PC for access, be aware that some Internet e-mail Systems ( eg. A T & T ) are now looking for special authorization software ( in explanation Oauth or Outlook, as in Office 2016 Pro ). The graphics of 'sign-on' should not count against your 5GB limit, but you could consider a 'text-only' system for all except 'authorized users'. If you password-protect access to the Internet, and set up a separate text-based 'bulletin board' system, you should find it easy to stay under the limit. One reliable BBS mail system used to be TBBS ( as in The Bulletin Board System ). I can not advise you how best to solve the 'sort-it-by text or graphics' problem, but that is why you *may* want to look at that part first.
     
  7. KB0MNM

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    5 GB is a lot of data for text, yet graphics can eat it pretty fast. If you set up a Windows 7 PC for access, be aware that some Internet e-mail Systems ( eg. A T & T ) are now looking for special authorization software ( in explanation Oauth or Outlook, as in Office 2016 Pro ). The graphics of 'sign-on' should not count against your 5GB limit, but you could consider a 'text-only' system for all except 'authorized users'. If you password-protect access to the Internet, and set up a separate text-based 'bulletin board' system, you should find it easy to stay under the limit. One reliable BBS mail system used to be TBBS ( as in The Bulletin Board System ). I can not advise you how best to solve the 'sort-it-by text or graphics' problem, but that is why you *may* want to look at that part first.
     
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  8. KA9JLM

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    There is a echo in this thread.

    I have noticed dupe posts happening in the forums lately for some reason.
     
  9. KB0MNM

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    That is because the confirmation did not come back that the message had been sent. I will take credit for one accidental push on the Post Reply button after the system failed to indicate it had been posted. That accounts for two of three...
     

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