D-STAR illegal in France

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  1. K5OKC

    K5OKC Ham Member QRZ Page

    les langue française ne fonctionne pas bien avec un japonais vocoder de toute façon :p
  2. KC2SIZ

    KC2SIZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very interesting. Part of me is sad that the French are proving to be more forward thinking and courageous in this area. At the same time, part of me applauds them for it.
  3. W5HTW

    W5HTW Ham Member QRZ Page


    And for the ten character minimum, more ditto

  4. KC2UGV

    KC2UGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    And again, to you: There is more to ham <--> internet connectivity than ham <-- > ham wired contacts...
  5. KE7JFA

    KE7JFA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Should be illegal in USA too an Icom investigated on a federal level.
  6. KC2UGV

    KC2UGV Ham Member QRZ Page


  7. G0FTD

    G0FTD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems most people agree with me ;-)

    >WHy would I ever spend $1k on a mobile 2/440 radio give me a break..


    >Send ICOM a message.. "OPEN UP YOUR TECHOLOGY"

    Well to be fair, it's not ICOM's technology.

    Icom have added someone elses technology, which is closed. Not even Icom
    know how it works.

    Icom have offered it in their products and given us choice, but that's it really.

    But the closed system is not what this hobby is about, so it's a bad thing.

    And what does it really do ?

    Wow, someone can see your callsign appear on their rig's display, but so what,
    operators give their callsigns anyway.

    It gives you (at a huge price) the ability to send out you GPS location.
    Who care's, I ask them for their QTH and it's free!

    It digitises your voice, so what, it's still the same voice, just sent digitally, so what ?

    Yeah so you can use it to link worldwide - so what, that can be done already
    using a simple analogue interface to the same internet connection anyway.

    You need a PC just to send a simple text message, heck, why cant it be done
    like a cellphone instead ?

    You need a pc to put all those repeater nodes in.

    Pointless, utterly pointless.
  8. KJ3N

    KJ3N Ham Member QRZ Page

    D-Star is nothing more than glorified Echolink. :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  9. KE5SWU

    KE5SWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    AMEN! Why people buy into DSTAR is beyond me. Neat idea, poorly implemented.
  10. G0FTD

    G0FTD Ham Member QRZ Page

    It gets worse, RSGB and DSTAR repeaters

    Just thought I'd let you guy's know this.

    Here in the UK our licensing authority (OFCOM) uses the RSGB as a repeater licensing buffer to administer the initial repeater licensing applications.

    The fagheads at the RSGB are now refusing to pass any analog applications
    on the 2m band to OFCOM.

    Damn cheek, who do these guys think they are ?

    (OFCOM = FCC in the UK.)
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