Re: UDRC: Yaesu is "good" with D-STAR

"John D. Hays" <john@...>

Reception of the UDRC has been excellent.

I just want to be very clear.  

The UDRC only adds and enables the use of a DR-1X as a D-STAR repeater (and connects to the network using ircddbgateway - NW7DR  A  is my test platform).

It does not transcode between analog or Fusion Digital and D-STAR.  

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:03 AM, ve3mic@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was excited to hear the announcement about the UDRC project.

As a recent recipient/owner/trustee of a DR-1X System Fusion repeater, I too was thinking of experimenting with linking up to other digital systems such as D-STAR, Allstar, etc. and immediately, a few thoughts came to mind. 

1- I wonder what Yaesu would think of this?

2- I also wondered about what the various D-STAR networks would think of this?

Well, I got the answer to the first question. I was very (pleasantly) surprised when at last Sunday's System Fusion forum at the 2015 Dayton Hamvention, Bryan Hoyer K7UDR, from NW Digital Systems took the podium and gave the audience a brief overview of their new UDRC project. I wonder if Icom's position will be similar.

Now for the second question. How welcome would other D-STAR sources of digital voice be on the D-STAR network? (US Trust, D Extra, etc.)

Being new to D-STAR, I haven't got a good handle on how well received (or not) D-STAR via System Fusion would be. 

Your comments are welcomed.

73 de Mike

John D. Hays

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 

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