The First MotoTrbo Ham Repeater In New York City

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W2KTU, May 2, 2010.

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  1. W2KTU

    W2KTU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Frank Dinaro KC2CQR and freinds put up the first MotoTrbo Ham Repeater in the New York City metropolitan area. Coverage Includes Parts of NJ, Connecticut & Long Island. We are also connected via internet the possibilities are unlimited.

    This MOTOTRBO Group is dedicated to the Amateur Radio Community, not the commercial sector. Mototrbo utilizes TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) digital voice, messaging, and GPS radio technologies, in addition to analog. Our system is open to all Amateur Radio Operators who have MotoTrbo compatible radios. Join us
  2. K3GAU

    K3GAU Ham Member QRZ Page

    YEP, just what we need!

    YEP, just what we need in ham radio, another high priced pretty much single manufacturer digital communication system like D-star with trunking and internet connectitity, etc. :(
  3. K7MHI

    K7MHI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    the only one here who sold out the most is this chick..


    she had to get tattoos of Motorola logo for her job. that sucks.

    yea I 2nd the technology un-wow I dont see how its cool that radio systems are connected to the internet to be useful, until the codec's are open source and the technology is unified this is just another product for people to have fun with, but I really dont see how this "advances" the hobby.
  4. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Let's keep the AMATEUR in Amateur Radio.
  5. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You think that guy behind her is trying to look down her dress?
  6. K2TFT

    K2TFT Guest

    He might need MORE glasses:eek:
  7. N8LWF

    N8LWF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I sure don't want to rain on anyone's parade, who am I to judge?

    But - Well said. Amateur Radio was literally built by hams themselves. When I was in the Boy Scouts (aaaages ago) the father of the scoutmaster was ham, (Tom Gloystein, was his name). He was amazing. He would QSO in SSB without even turning the VFO on. I have no idea how he did it.

    He built everything he had, as much as he could. As I look back, it must have been pre-WWII stuff. (he was born ca1900-10?) The transmitter took an entire relay rack and was mostly all open. ("Don't touch anything!"). That made a permanent impression on me.

    It wouldn't be much fun for me if all the hobby consisted of was just buying stuff and using it.
  8. K4FLH

    K4FLH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Too Many Single Manufacturer Specific Systems

    I need another manufacturer specific system about as much as a fish needs a bicycle! :rolleyes:
    When will it end? Oh! when WE quit buying into the sales hype.
    IMHO keep MotoTrbo in NYC!
    Non illegitimis carborundum
  9. N3FKS

    N3FKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can't believe they're trying to sell us this.
    Commercial wireless ripped out TDMA 8 years ago.
    I do CW 95% of the time anyway. That was standardized about 120 years ago.
  10. KD6KXR

    KD6KXR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does the CQR repeater use the trbo digital mode? Is mototrbo Digital voice a part 97 accepted scheme? Is there any publicly available documentation on this particular digital protocol? This discussion came up recently in another forum. As I understand it Motorola has the protocol specification under proprietary lock and key== only developers licensed and certified by motorola can access the protocol? Is this still true?

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