Re: What works out of the box?

Mark L Friedlander <marklfriedlander@...>

I've never been a fan of using voice capable repeaters for DSTAR data applications such as D_RATS. I agree that using data modes on a voice repeater is annoying to voice users. Anecdotal evidence also indicates that data over a voice repeater (especially linked repeaters) introduces undesirable latency.

I was thinking of using a 70 cm simplex frequency for one port on a D-RATS Ratflector with a second port connected to the Internet to allow D-RATS messages to Internet recipients to originate over RF.

73 Mark KV4I

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM, k7udr <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

I'm just thinking of a repeater tied up with dead air possibly annoying voice users. I suppose one could use a dv dongle and capture an AMBE encoded canned message to include.

There are certainly use cases where this would be ok.

John's our D-STAR expert so I'll let him answer any further discussion.

--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., Mark L Friedlander wrote:
> Thanks for the informative post, It answered many of my questions too but
> now I have to ask why did you write, "yes you could use D-RATS with no
> voice although I wouldn't recommend it." Why don't you recommend this? I
> was thinking I'd host a D-RATs Ratflector on a UDR56K.
> 73 Mark KV4I

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