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Offline ThaDood

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The holy grail of digital voice modes? Hope so...
« on: December 25, 2019, 1941 UTC »
I'd love to see this come out, but I have a feeling it will be beyond my price range.    https://swling.com/blog/2016/05/european-hams-announce-new-radio-a-dual-band-multi-mode-radio-to-support-dmr-d-star-and-c4fm/
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Re: The holy grail of digital voice modes? Hope so...
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 2241 UTC »
Still haven't seen the big selling point of digi over fm analog.
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Re: The holy grail of digital voice modes? Hope so...
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 1230 UTC »
Because it's new. Duh! You saw how New Coke sold hand over fist.

The thing about New Coke is it made a comeback as "Coke Zero" in this decade. Same flavorings but with artificial sweeteners. You can't keep a good fizzy water down.

I swear if you put up a sign that said "Free Black Eyes And Broken Noses!" people would be lined up for miles waiting to get theirs.

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Re: The holy grail of digital voice modes? Hope so...
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 2119 UTC »
I've had a dual band DMR handheld for a year now and probably talked on it for about 5 minutes. It reminds me of Echolink. Not 'radio' enough for my tastes. Sounds like really bad VOIP.


The C4FM is interesting, as I am all on board with HF digital. Too bad there isn't a C4FM modem like the old AOR digital HF modem, but priced reasonably. FreeDV is fun but hardly anyone uses it.
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