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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Dec 17, 2018.

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  1. KC5HWB

    KC5HWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The DXMini hotspot - both a simplex model and a full duplex model, that allows 2-timeslots to operate on DMR - review and setup.

    This is another great, very well-made and constructed, hotspot for multi-mode digital voice on the various networks for Amateur Radio. These hotspots have a very solid, laser-cut metal case, and come with all the pieces needed to get on the air. Check out their website at https://www.dxmini.com

    Be sure to subscribe for more Ham Radio video: https://goo.gl/6hjh2J

     
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  2. WA7F

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    So is using Skype considered DX too?
     
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  3. KI4AX

    KI4AX Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's not radio. It's internet...

    So do you call CQ on the network? What happens if I'm not in range of the Repeater AND I don't have an Internet Connection?

    Dan KI4AX
     
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  4. VE3TMT

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    DMR = Kerchunkers galore. The novelty for me quickly wore off.
     
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  5. KM4OOD

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    Just Do it yourself.
    1. Raspberry Pi 3
    2. MMDVM DUal HS Hat
    3. Nextion Screen
    4. OS Pi-Star

    At the end of the day, you will learn more about building it and save money in the long run.
     
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  6. AE5GT

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    Internet Phone Patch ? Why not just use your cell phone ? long distance is cheap. Seems like a solution in search of a problem.
     
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  7. W4NNF

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    If you consider it DX, it's DX. Just don't try to get DXCC with your "contacts."

    As far as digital voice/hotspots, if you are having fun using them, you are golden. THAT'S what ham radio is all about. ;)
     
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  8. W4NNF

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    I almost bought a DMR HT at the Huntsville hamfest. The prices were pretty mind-blowingly good. However, I asked myself: "Would DMR do anything for YOU D-Star doesn't? And would you ever use the DMR radio?" The answers? "Nothing" and "Probably not." I saved 80 bucks and paid my bar-tab at the Embassy Suites with it. LOL
     
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  9. WA7F

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    I can’t justify a digital radio when the industry has multiple incompatible protocols. If they settle on one protocol or go open source and make all procotols available on all digital radios then it might make sense. Until then, I won’t invest in it.
     
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  10. W5ETM

    W5ETM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I propose that ARRL or some other ham organization bring all of the interested parties together and develop a standard protocol that all use. If the model railroaders can do it with DCC (Digital Command Control) thann hams with a much larger techno base should be able to do it.

    Other wise I agree with K7AAR.
     
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