Re: DMR information
"Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Is there a downside? Yes, sort of. The radios are proprietary, soBesides the radio being proprietary, the protocol is not open, and hams
may not build their own equipment. The protocol other than voice
encoding is openly documented. But, the codec used, AMBE2, is both
patented and secret (although there are rumors it has been reverse
engineered). Technically the codec is not part of the DMR spec, but
there was an agreement among manufacturers to use it:
DSTAR is much the same, except that a proprietary codec is part of the
I am not aware of any published protocol specs for Yaesu's system.
Now, if we could use codec2 over DMR, that would be cool.
Someone mentioned brandmeister. As I understand it there are multiple
DMR networks that are partially but not entirely cooperating, and I
don't understand anything more than that. So I am guessing this
talkgroup would only be on brandmeister, and not on DMR-MARC?
73 de n1dam