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Repeaters going digital

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KC2SIZ, Mar 29, 2019.

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After a repeater goes digital with DMR, D-Star or whatever, will it ever go back to being analogue?

  1. No way. Never

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. Sure. Happens all the time.

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. It could happen, but it's not likely

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. You'll begin to see this happen more and more

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Does anyone really care all that much?

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
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  1. KC2SIZ

    KC2SIZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Lots of repeaters in my area going digital. Was trying to decide today whether I should delete them from my HTs memory or just have it "skip" them when scanning. I'd prefer to keep them if they might go back to analogue operation one day, but does this ever happen?
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Sure it happens - and lots of times does not.

    Why not give it some time and decide in a year or so? What's the rush to delete memory locations in lieu of scanning?

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  3. KC2SIZ

    KC2SIZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's no rush, but I've already been waiting...probably for several years...and just want to "tidy up" my memories.
     
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    So "tidy up" - life's too short to worry about stuff like this IMO :)

    No ill-will intended - just seems such a trivial matter to me

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    DMR lacks good audio quality.

    But you need a DMR radio to keep up with Mr. Jones.
     
  6. KC2SIZ

    KC2SIZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fair enough.
     
  7. N6OPS

    N6OPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeasu repeatersYAESU DR-1 144/430 Dual Band C4FM/FM Digital Repeater do both analog and digital narrow. They work great

    The could be used to replace existing reaters not fully plug and play this is a little set
    up as you know. But is not hard. You got the feed lines, power line, rack space,
    and cavety already worked out.

    You could off set your cost by selling the old repeater.
     

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