ICQ Podcast Episode 274 - PiStar - 12 months On

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Aug 19, 2018.

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  1. M1MRB

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    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature PiStar 12 month on.

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    • BIRDS-2 CubeSats to Deployed
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  2. K5TRI

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    It would've been extremely helpful if you'd provided a summary what PiStar is. Why should I care? Why should I listen to this?

    73 Mike
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  3. N8DAH

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    Pi-Star is the software many of the new MMDVM hotspots run on and has become very popular.
  4. K5TRI

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    Please throw more acronyms without explanation. MMDVM stands for? Why is it so hard for people to communicate clearly?

    I think the new HHDB is the best thing since the invention of FMDV. Clearly not as superior when it comes to RDG in terms of HHSM, but then again
    CFTG hasn't been around for that long.
    VE3EWN, KM5BOR, K2DVA and 2 others like this.
  5. KF5FEI

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    Pi-Star is a Linux-based distro for the Raspberry Pi and a few other single-board computers that works with many MMDVM boards to give you a D-Star, DMR, Fusion, P25, et al hot-spot (micro-repeater) -- If you don't have a nearby repeater, but have an internet connection, you can use your radio at the house, or tethered to your phone.

    Google is your friend - it took me less than 5 seconds to type "what is mmdvm":

    "The MMDVM is intended to be an open-source Multi-Mode Digital Voice Modem, which utilities the power of an ARM processor and a simple analogue interface board. The Multi-Mode Digital Voice Modem is a combined hardware and software development of a modem to handle all amateur digital voice modes."

    When confronted with something new, the curious look, the lazy complain.
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  6. K5TRI

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    I don't think you understand my point. I know how to use a search engine, thank you very much. Unlike many others I also do understand how to properly market and message a product/ service.
    Marketing 101 is not a bad thing to understand when producing content.
    KM5BOR, K2DVA, N5RP and 1 other person like this.
  7. KF5FEI

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    Maybe you should partake of the content before criticizing the summary?
  8. K5TRI

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    Yeah, you still don't understand but that's OK ;). It's actually the other way around, but never mind.
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  9. KC5TT

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    I have no idea why some people need other people to do their home work. While on the Internet how hard is it to find out what any acronym means? Really... The topic may be a bit to much for you if that is what you have to complain about. There is some entertainment value to it though.
  10. K5TRI

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    There is something magical that happens when you put your own ego aside and really try to understand what the other person is saying without the intent to show how smart you and how
    dumb the other person is. Unfortunately you will never experience that magic as you so eloquently demonstrate how little your understanding of my comments is.
    VE3EWN, KC1DR, KM5BOR and 3 others like this.

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