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D-Star voice?

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

One thing I have never been clear on.  Will this radio do RF based D-star voice mode?  I know the D-star is an option like the UT-118 is for my IC-2200H.  Once added can I use the computer headset for D-star voice?

Ronny
K4RJJ


UDR Pre-Orders Now Open

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

http://nwdigitalradio.com/2013/03/pre-orders-are-now-being-accepted/


John D. Hays
K7VE
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: RX & TX Ports

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 


As noted, the UDR is not full duplex.  However, it would be possible to create a repeater by attaching  a node adapter, dvrptr, or similar device between the UDR and a separate receiver.  G4KLX's software allows for a 'split repeater' with external receivers (1 or 2 at this time) paired with the UDR as a transmitter.


John D. Hays
K7VE
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  




On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Marshall Denny <MarshallDenny@...> wrote:
 

Really,

If the UDR can operate full duplex.

Then with some software, it could be a Dstar repeater in a box, nice.



Re: RX & TX Ports

Marshall Denny <MarshallDenny@...>
 

I stand corrected.



On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Marshall Denny <marshalldenny@...> wrote:
Really,

If the UDR can operate full duplex.

Then with some software, it could be a Dstar repeater in a box, nice.


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:17 AM, PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...> wrote:
On Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:12:29 +0200, Scanner Groups <groupmail@...>
wrote:

> I would like to find the pros and cons on having the Independent Rx, Tx
> Ports: ?*
>
> *Gavin
> VA3XRR*
> *
con: need to supply your own pinswitch or filter to use a single antenna
and coax, pro: ability to work full duplex.

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Re: RX & TX Ports

Marshall Denny <MarshallDenny@...>
 

Really,

If the UDR can operate full duplex.

Then with some software, it could be a Dstar repeater in a box, nice.


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:17 AM, PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...> wrote:
On Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:12:29 +0200, Scanner Groups <groupmail@...>
wrote:

> I would like to find the pros and cons on having the Independent Rx, Tx
> Ports: ?*
>
> *Gavin
> VA3XRR*
> *
con: need to supply your own pinswitch or filter to use a single antenna
and coax, pro: ability to work full duplex.

--
73 Andre PE1RDW


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Software Development Engineer
206 734 9242 cell

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then shall relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place;
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Re: RX & TX Ports

Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...>
 

The UDR56K-4 is not full duplex. The purpose of the independent port kit, is to support installation at hi-rf sites where filters or isolators are required.

The vast majority of customers will not need the kit. My apologies for not making that clear.

If you ordered one by mistake, don't worry about it. You'll have the chance to update your order when we confirm.
Bryan K7UDR

On Apr 2, 2013, at 8:17 AM, PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...> wrote:

On Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:12:29 +0200, Scanner Groups <groupmail@...>
wrote:

I would like to find the pros and cons on having the Independent Rx, Tx
Ports: ?*

*Gavin
VA3XRR*
*
con: need to supply your own pinswitch or filter to use a single antenna
and coax, pro: ability to work full duplex.

--
73 Andre PE1RDW


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Re: RX & TX Ports

Reid Crowe <reid.crowe@...>
 

PROS:
Full-Duplex
No T/R Switch time issues

Con:
External T/R Switch, less self contained


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Scanner Groups <groupmail@...> wrote:
 

I would like to find the pros and cons on having the Independent Rx, Tx Ports: ?

Gavin
VA3XRR



Re: RX & TX Ports

PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...>
 

On Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:12:29 +0200, Scanner Groups <groupmail@...> wrote:

I would like to find the pros and cons on having the Independent Rx, Tx
Ports: ?*

*Gavin
VA3XRR*
*
con: need to supply your own pinswitch or filter to use a single antenna and coax, pro: ability to work full duplex.

--
73 Andre PE1RDW


RX & TX Ports

Scanner Groups <groupmail@...>
 

I would like to find the pros and cons on having the Independent Rx, Tx Ports: ?

Gavin
VA3XRR


TX Duty Cycle

"k7udr" <bhhoyer@...>
 

Steve, WB4IZC, asks:

"What will be the TX duty cycle of the new UDR56K-4? Does this figure very between tx output powers?"

The UDR56K has a substantial heat-sink designed for high duty cycle applications when compared to typical voice radios.

The PA Module Case Temperature is monitored continuously and is available to the user. Power will be reduced if it reaches 80 C (The module is rated to 90 C) which will be reported as a warning.

How long it takes to get to 80 C is a function of:

Output Power
Ambient Temperature
Heat-sink Orientation
Air Flow

Clearly, locked in the trunk of your car in the hot sun (<10%) will be far lower than a forced-air cooled rack at a repeater site (100%).

We will be releasing thermal performance data before order confirmation.

Cheers,
Bryan


Re: Forward error correction - experiment

"g7ork" <del_swt@...>
 

FEC can provide significant improvements in overall data speeds in a mobile environment - but it is only one factor that needs to be considered. Modulation mode, symbol rate, interleaving etc also need to be taken into account, and the "best" solution for one set of circumstances could turn out to be absolutely useless in others. In the end it will always be a compromise, however I am firmly of the opinion that we can do a lot better than what we have today.

It would be worth your time reading some of the later ETSI standards for 4FSK systems - TS 102 490 for instance. The relatively low symbol rate makes it better in multi-path conditions, but still keeps a half decent data rate by using 2 bits per symbol. In this particular case, some improvement in rx sensitivity is also gained by having a 6.25kHz channel spacing and hence a smaller noise bandwidth. TETRA's 4piDQPSK scheme is even better in some respects, but suffers in a ham market by requiring a linear PA and Rx system. 8FSK with trellis coding could be interesting as well....

Lots to think about.....

--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., Marshall Denny <MarshallDenny@...> wrote:

I will have a look at FX.25.

But, with the flexibility that the UDR will give us. Lets keep all good
ideas on the table until we have a good reason to remove it.

The potential of FEC is not will known in the ham community.

For example, compare the potential for operating in noisy conditions
between psk31 and olivia.
Olivia will operate below the noise floor.
I have worked Olivia on 80m with thunderstorms in the region with 50 over
S9 static crashes with 100% copy.

If well done, this could allow very poor signals to get through at low
speed.
And, also allow 56k packet under conditions that would not work otherwise.

Respectfully,
Marshall
AI4CM

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:18 AM, zl2wrw <ross@...> wrote:

**




--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., "marshalldennyai4cm"
<MarshallDenny@> wrote:

Testing with variable levels of FEC added to an otherwise standard ax.25
protocol.

That sounds very much like the FX.25 protocol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FX.25_Forward_Error_Correction

It's even backwards compatable with plain old non-FEC AX.25 equipment.
Though it does not rectify some of the other historical defects of the
AX.25 protocol that are due to the adapting of wireline X.25 to a wireless
physical layer...

73 ZL2WRW
Ross Whenmouth




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then shall relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place;
but you and your father's house shall be destroyed:
and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Esther 4:14 KJV


Re: Forward error correction - experiment

Marshall Denny <MarshallDenny@...>
 

I will have a look at FX.25.

But, with the flexibility that the UDR will give us.  Lets keep all good ideas on the table until we have a good reason to remove it.  

The potential of FEC is not will known in the ham community.

For example, compare the potential for operating in noisy conditions between psk31 and olivia.  
Olivia will operate below the noise floor.
I have worked Olivia on 80m with thunderstorms in the region with 50 over S9 static crashes with 100% copy.

If well done, this could allow very poor signals to get through at low speed.
And, also allow 56k packet under conditions that would not work otherwise.

Respectfully,
Marshall
AI4CM 

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:18 AM, zl2wrw <ross@...> wrote:
 



--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., "marshalldennyai4cm" wrote:

> Testing with variable levels of FEC added to an otherwise standard ax.25 protocol.

That sounds very much like the FX.25 protocol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FX.25_Forward_Error_Correction

It's even backwards compatable with plain old non-FEC AX.25 equipment. Though it does not rectify some of the other historical defects of the AX.25 protocol that are due to the adapting of wireline X.25 to a wireless physical layer...

73 ZL2WRW
Ross Whenmouth




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Respectfully,
W. Marshall Denny II
Software Development Engineer
206 734 9242 cell

For if you altogether hold your peace at this time,
then shall relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place;
but you and your father's house shall be destroyed:
and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?  Esther 4:14 KJV


Re: Forward error correction - experiment

"k7udr" <bhhoyer@...>
 

The problem with FX.25 is that in order to be backwards compatible they bundle the FEC bits at the end of the packet. As no-one to my knowledge has actually deployed FX25, I prefer a clean sheet approach so we can look at not only FEC, but other choices of modulation and encoding as well.

Backwards compatibility can be assured by connecting on either AX25 or D-STAR, then negotiating upwards amongst capable radios.

After we have the UDR shipping, we'll be starting a new independent group, sponsored by TAPR, to investigate open methodologies for advancing amateur radio.

Exciting times ahead!
Bryan K7UDR

--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., "zl2wrw" <ross@...> wrote:



--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., "marshalldennyai4cm" <MarshallDenny@> wrote:

Testing with variable levels of FEC added to an otherwise standard ax.25 protocol.

That sounds very much like the FX.25 protocol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FX.25_Forward_Error_Correction

It's even backwards compatable with plain old non-FEC AX.25 equipment. Though it does not rectify some of the other historical defects of the AX.25 protocol that are due to the adapting of wireline X.25 to a wireless physical layer...


73 ZL2WRW
Ross Whenmouth


Re: Forward error correction - experiment

"zl2wrw" <ross@...>
 

--- In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., "marshalldennyai4cm" <MarshallDenny@...> wrote:

Testing with variable levels of FEC added to an otherwise standard ax.25 protocol.

That sounds very much like the FX.25 protocol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FX.25_Forward_Error_Correction

It's even backwards compatable with plain old non-FEC AX.25 equipment. Though it does not rectify some of the other historical defects of the AX.25 protocol that are due to the adapting of wireline X.25 to a wireless physical layer...


73 ZL2WRW
Ross Whenmouth


Forward error correction - experiment

"marshalldennyai4cm" <MarshallDenny@...>
 

I am proposing a useful experiment for this very flexible hardware for the group to consider.

Testing with variable levels of FEC added to an otherwise standard ax.25 protocol.

This might allow high speed 56k packet under conditions where it could not be used otherwise.

This might also allow higher speeds mobile that would otherwise be practical.

Respectfully,
Marshall


Q1 Update

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

http://nwdigitalradio.com/2013/03/q1-update/


John D. Hays
K7VE
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: UDR56K-4 First Quarter Release ?

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

An update is forthcoming.

No shipments in Q1, but we hope to be able to open the pre-order process by the end of the month.

The pre-order process will reserve a slot in production, and offer a discount.  

If you have not previously subscribed at http://nwdigitalradio.com, this would be a good time.  The pre-order discount announcement will be sent to subscribers on that site.


John D. Hays
K7VE
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  




On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Paul Johnson <ve7dhm@...> wrote:
 

An update on if the product is going to be released
the first quarter of 2013 or ??? If there is going to
be a delay please advise.

Thanks

Paul Johnson VE7DHM
VARPA



UDR56K-4 First Quarter Release ?

Paul Johnson <ve7dhm@...>
 

An update on if the product is going to be released
the first quarter of 2013 or ??? If there is going to
be a delay please advise.

Thanks

Paul Johnson VE7DHM
VARPA


Re: Is this still alive

John Hays <john@...>
 



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On Feb 12, 2013, at 5:02 AM, Jim McCloskey <jimns3k@...> wrote:

 

Did I miss the update?
 
 
Jim

From: richark <richark@...>
To: UniversalDigitalRadio@...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:25 PM
Subject: [UniversalDigitalRadio] Re: Is this still alive
 
Basil,

Thanks for posting the pictures!

As I've been heard saying in the past, 'Go Faster!' ;-)

73,
Kenny

--- In mailto:UniversalDigitalRadio%40yahoogroups.com, "Basil" wrote:
>
>
>
> --- In mailto:UniversalDigitalRadio%40yahoogroups.com, "pa3dfn" wrote:
> >
> > Its now more than a month ago since the last message in this group.
> >
> > Is this project still alive?
> >
> > Philip pa3dfn
> >
>
> Hi Philip,
>
> I've just posted 4 pics of my dev setup. You may be able to see 5 Udr56k CPU boards & a gen 1 radio board. Notice the stylish 4 card holder I use to contain my cluster. There really is daily progress on both software & hardware ... some days more progress than others.
>
> /Basil N7NIX
> *nix software guy
>


Re: Is this still alive

Jim McCloskey <jimns3k@...>
 

Did I miss the update?
 
 
Jim

From: richark
To: UniversalDigitalRadio@...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:25 PM
Subject: [UniversalDigitalRadio] Re: Is this still alive
 
Basil,

Thanks for posting the pictures!

As I've been heard saying in the past, 'Go Faster!' ;-)

73,
Kenny

--- In mailto:UniversalDigitalRadio%40yahoogroups.com, "Basil" wrote:
>
>
>
> --- In mailto:UniversalDigitalRadio%40yahoogroups.com, "pa3dfn" wrote:
> >
> > Its now more than a month ago since the last message in this group.
> >
> > Is this project still alive?
> >
> > Philip pa3dfn
> >
>
> Hi Philip,
>
> I've just posted 4 pics of my dev setup. You may be able to see 5 Udr56k CPU boards & a gen 1 radio board. Notice the stylish 4 card holder I use to contain my cluster. There really is daily progress on both software & hardware ... some days more progress than others.
>
> /Basil N7NIX
> *nix software guy
>