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Re: FW: Cricket 30 rig

Thomas Martin
 

Ron
I will pick up the cost of the radio for him. Looks like you have someone willing to build it for him
Let me know 

Tom 
k0amd

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:54 PM Jim Parks <jim.ny0j@...> wrote:

I would be interested in building it for him pro bono

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:30 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FW: Cricket 30 rig

 

GM to the list

Is there anyone able to help Julio by building, testing a kit pro bono?

Thanks

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New Cricketmaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster   

 

From: juliomed44 [mailto:juliomed44@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:22 PM
To: ag1p@...
Subject: Cricket 30 rig

 

 

Hello Ron:  

I lost my radios and antenas after hurricane MARÍA almost one year ago .

I am an old man with poor vision.

Will like to have a cricket for 30 meter banda but assembled and ready to use.let me know how much money will cost?

Thanks

Julio

NP3CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone


Re: FW: Cricket 30

Bob Zolecki
 

I would build it for him Ron

 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 1:29 PM, Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

GM to the list

Is there anyone able to help Julio by building, testing a kit pro bono?

Thanks

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New Cricketmaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster   

 

From: juliomed44 [mailto:juliomed44@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:22 PM
To: ag1p@...
Subject: Cricket 30 rig

 

 

Hello Ron:  

I lost my radios and antenas after hurricane MARÍA almost one year ago .

I am an old man with poor vision.

Will like to have a cricket for 30 meter banda but assembled and ready to use.let me know how much money will cost?

Thanks

Julio

NP3CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone


Re: FW: Cricket 30 rig

Jim Parks
 

I would be interested in building it for him pro bono

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:30 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FW: Cricket 30 rig

 

GM to the list

Is there anyone able to help Julio by building, testing a kit pro bono?

Thanks

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New Cricketmaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster   

 

From: juliomed44 [mailto:juliomed44@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:22 PM
To: ag1p@...
Subject: Cricket 30 rig

 

 

Hello Ron:  

I lost my radios and antenas after hurricane MARÍA almost one year ago .

I am an old man with poor vision.

Will like to have a cricket for 30 meter banda but assembled and ready to use.let me know how much money will cost?

Thanks

Julio

NP3CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone


FW: Cricket 30 rig

AG1P Ron
 

GM to the list

Is there anyone able to help Julio by building, testing a kit pro bono?

Thanks

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New Cricketmaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster   

 

From: juliomed44 [mailto:juliomed44@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:22 PM
To: ag1p@...
Subject: Cricket 30 rig

 

 

Hello Ron:  

I lost my radios and antenas after hurricane MARÍA almost one year ago .

I am an old man with poor vision.

Will like to have a cricket for 30 meter banda but assembled and ready to use.let me know how much money will cost?

Thanks

Julio

NP3CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone


Re: A new net

Tim N9PUZ
 

We expect a full review soon Johnny!

Tim N9PUZ


On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:34 AM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Correction!
That’s Zumspot Hotspot 

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:07 AM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm Group
I think this would be a excellent way for us to have a talk around net to
Discuss different subjects?
Dmr programming would be the first few rounds no doubt, but then move on to things such as up and coming kits or issues with kit building?
I’m working on a sunspot hot spot kit as we speak.
Hope to cu all on the air!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

I will ride along either way to learn about this. I hooked up a mic last night and worked my son Les KE0SOL on 80 meters last night. He was my 2nd and 3rd SSB contact in 30 years hi hi. I am learning how to use a mic. Les will tell me what I need to buy .....I am not sure I will learn much about DMR as I have not found a key plug hi hi de Paul N0NBD


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] A new net
 
I would agree Bert. In fact, once someone smarter than I can identify or create a talk group we can add the DNR Net information to the regular announcements.

Hopefully if that happens someone could write up a short guide on how to configure the radios with the proper settings to easily join.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:55 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
I have no issue with a sub group as a place to discuss the details of
DMR, but I feel that the concept of using  a DMR talk group dedicated to
4sqrp should remain on the main reflector, as it offers an excellent
opportunity for members to share ideas and thoughts, and to just keep in
touch with each other. The DMR talk group is not and end but a means to
improve communications between members, not unlike this email group. I
believe an excellent way to start would be with a DMR net at 21:00 on
Wednesday nights after the 80 meter net. There is a learning curve to
getting on the air with DMR but I have found it to be interesting and
fun, the operators are pleasant and helpful. I hope that many of our
members will see the value in this new technology, and try it.

Bert

N0YJ




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Cricket 30

Richard AG5M
 

Things have been really quiet for some time now regarding the Cricket 30.  Anyone using it?  Comments about it?  Plus, minus?  How good, or not so good, is it working out for you.  Thanks, 72 Richard AG5M


Re: A new net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Correction!
That’s Zumspot Hotspot 

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:07 AM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm Group
I think this would be a excellent way for us to have a talk around net to
Discuss different subjects?
Dmr programming would be the first few rounds no doubt, but then move on to things such as up and coming kits or issues with kit building?
I’m working on a sunspot hot spot kit as we speak.
Hope to cu all on the air!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

I will ride along either way to learn about this. I hooked up a mic last night and worked my son Les KE0SOL on 80 meters last night. He was my 2nd and 3rd SSB contact in 30 years hi hi. I am learning how to use a mic. Les will tell me what I need to buy .....I am not sure I will learn much about DMR as I have not found a key plug hi hi de Paul N0NBD


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] A new net
 
I would agree Bert. In fact, once someone smarter than I can identify or create a talk group we can add the DNR Net information to the regular announcements.

Hopefully if that happens someone could write up a short guide on how to configure the radios with the proper settings to easily join.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:55 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
I have no issue with a sub group as a place to discuss the details of
DMR, but I feel that the concept of using  a DMR talk group dedicated to
4sqrp should remain on the main reflector, as it offers an excellent
opportunity for members to share ideas and thoughts, and to just keep in
touch with each other. The DMR talk group is not and end but a means to
improve communications between members, not unlike this email group. I
believe an excellent way to start would be with a DMR net at 21:00 on
Wednesday nights after the 80 meter net. There is a learning curve to
getting on the air with DMR but I have found it to be interesting and
fun, the operators are pleasant and helpful. I hope that many of our
members will see the value in this new technology, and try it.

Bert

N0YJ




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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com
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Re: A new net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Group
I think this would be a excellent way for us to have a talk around net to
Discuss different subjects?
Dmr programming would be the first few rounds no doubt, but then move on to things such as up and coming kits or issues with kit building?
I’m working on a sunspot hot spot kit as we speak.
Hope to cu all on the air!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

I will ride along either way to learn about this. I hooked up a mic last night and worked my son Les KE0SOL on 80 meters last night. He was my 2nd and 3rd SSB contact in 30 years hi hi. I am learning how to use a mic. Les will tell me what I need to buy .....I am not sure I will learn much about DMR as I have not found a key plug hi hi de Paul N0NBD


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] A new net
 
I would agree Bert. In fact, once someone smarter than I can identify or create a talk group we can add the DNR Net information to the regular announcements.

Hopefully if that happens someone could write up a short guide on how to configure the radios with the proper settings to easily join.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:55 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
I have no issue with a sub group as a place to discuss the details of
DMR, but I feel that the concept of using  a DMR talk group dedicated to
4sqrp should remain on the main reflector, as it offers an excellent
opportunity for members to share ideas and thoughts, and to just keep in
touch with each other. The DMR talk group is not and end but a means to
improve communications between members, not unlike this email group. I
believe an excellent way to start would be with a DMR net at 21:00 on
Wednesday nights after the 80 meter net. There is a learning curve to
getting on the air with DMR but I have found it to be interesting and
fun, the operators are pleasant and helpful. I hope that many of our
members will see the value in this new technology, and try it.

Bert

N0YJ




--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: A new net

Paul Smith
 

I will ride along either way to learn about this. I hooked up a mic last night and worked my son Les KE0SOL on 80 meters last night. He was my 2nd and 3rd SSB contact in 30 years hi hi. I am learning how to use a mic. Les will tell me what I need to buy .....I am not sure I will learn much about DMR as I have not found a key plug hi hi de Paul N0NBD


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] A new net
 
I would agree Bert. In fact, once someone smarter than I can identify or create a talk group we can add the DNR Net information to the regular announcements.

Hopefully if that happens someone could write up a short guide on how to configure the radios with the proper settings to easily join.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:55 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
I have no issue with a sub group as a place to discuss the details of
DMR, but I feel that the concept of using  a DMR talk group dedicated to
4sqrp should remain on the main reflector, as it offers an excellent
opportunity for members to share ideas and thoughts, and to just keep in
touch with each other. The DMR talk group is not and end but a means to
improve communications between members, not unlike this email group. I
believe an excellent way to start would be with a DMR net at 21:00 on
Wednesday nights after the 80 meter net. There is a learning curve to
getting on the air with DMR but I have found it to be interesting and
fun, the operators are pleasant and helpful. I hope that many of our
members will see the value in this new technology, and try it.

Bert

N0YJ





Re: A new net

Tim N9PUZ
 

I would agree Bert. In fact, once someone smarter than I can identify or create a talk group we can add the DNR Net information to the regular announcements.

Hopefully if that happens someone could write up a short guide on how to configure the radios with the proper settings to easily join.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:55 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
I have no issue with a sub group as a place to discuss the details of
DMR, but I feel that the concept of using  a DMR talk group dedicated to
4sqrp should remain on the main reflector, as it offers an excellent
opportunity for members to share ideas and thoughts, and to just keep in
touch with each other. The DMR talk group is not and end but a means to
improve communications between members, not unlike this email group. I
believe an excellent way to start would be with a DMR net at 21:00 on
Wednesday nights after the 80 meter net. There is a learning curve to
getting on the air with DMR but I have found it to be interesting and
fun, the operators are pleasant and helpful. I hope that many of our
members will see the value in this new technology, and try it.

Bert

N0YJ





A new net

Robert
 

I have no issue with a sub group as a place to discuss the details of DMR, but I feel that the concept of using  a DMR talk group dedicated to 4sqrp should remain on the main reflector, as it offers an excellent opportunity for members to share ideas and thoughts, and to just keep in touch with each other. The DMR talk group is not and end but a means to improve communications between members, not unlike this email group. I believe an excellent way to start would be with a DMR net at 21:00 on Wednesday nights after the 80 meter net. There is a learning curve to getting on the air with DMR but I have found it to be interesting and fun, the operators are pleasant and helpful. I hope that many of our members will see the value in this new technology, and try it.

Bert

N0YJ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 9/19/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.


locked #ADMIN Four State QRP Subgroups #ADMIN

Tim N9PUZ
 

I wanted to remind new members and old members alike that 4SQRP has several subgroups in addition to the main list here on Groups.io. The subgroups are special lists that are created for topics which are popular yet they may not be of interest to the membership in general. Some are special technical topics, others are to support the building, troubleshooting, and modification of 4SQRP kits. Currently the subgroups are: 

  • BayouJumperKit
  • CricketKit
  • DigitalFM
  • HilltopperKit
  • MurianaKit
  • O17Kit
  • OzarkPatrolKit
  • SSB
73,

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Co-Moderator


locked Discussion of Digital FM Topics Such As DMR, etc. #ADMIN

Tim N9PUZ
 

Good evening Four Staters! At the request of several members a new sub-group has been created named DigitalFM. There have been some discussions about DMR in particular lately and we think it would be best to have those discussions off the main 4SQRP list. If you are getting this message then you are already a 4SQRP List member. If you would like to subscriber to the DigitalFM sub-group please send a request to:  DigitalFM+subscribe@4SQRP.groups.io

This new sub-group is a place to discuss digital technologies such as DMR, D-STAR, and System Fusion.

73,

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Co-Moderator


Re: DMR information

Theodore Ladowski
 

I think think forming a DMR subgroup is a excellent idea. I'm game. It would be a great way to share ideas and most of all to learn
Ted KB9SKP


On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 18:53, Tim McDonough N9PUZ
<tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
I am NOT a DMR expert by any means. Our club has a DMR repeater here in
Springfield, IL but we are waiting on a network connection to we can get
it linked up to the various networks.

One thing I do recommend is to read the specs carefully on any radio you
are considering buying. For proper operation a radio that is "Tier Two"
capable is required. Some radios are not or at least a year ago some
were not. (I do not know the details of what "Tier Two" gives you.)

I have a Tytera DM-380 UHF only radio. The audio quality on regular FM
or DMR simplex and through our local repeater is excellent.

Tim N9PUZ

PS -- If some of you do further work on a talk group for 4SQRP or QRP in
general we can setup a sub group here so we don't bore the main list
with all this DMR talk. Just let me know.





Re: DMR information

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Tim
Would you go ahead and setup the subgroup for DMR discussions.
I think this would be a great place 
To discuss the details.
Thanks
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 6:53 PM Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
I am NOT a DMR expert by any means. Our club has a DMR repeater here in
Springfield, IL but we are waiting on a network connection to we can get
it linked up to the various networks.

One thing I do recommend is to read the specs carefully on any radio you
are considering buying. For proper operation a radio that is "Tier Two"
capable is required. Some radios are not or at least a year ago some
were not. (I do not know the details of what "Tier Two" gives you.)

I have a Tytera DM-380 UHF only radio. The audio quality on regular FM
or DMR simplex and through our local repeater is excellent.

Tim N9PUZ

PS -- If some of you do further work on a talk group for 4SQRP or QRP in
general we can setup a sub group here so we don't bore the main list
with all this DMR talk. Just let me know.




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Re: DMR information

Paul Smith
 

Sounds GREAT Tim,

 I am reading with interest and SLOWLY learning a little tnx de Paul N0NBD


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:53 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] DMR information
 
I am NOT a DMR expert by any means. Our club has a DMR repeater here in
Springfield, IL but we are waiting on a network connection to we can get
it linked up to the various networks.

One thing I do recommend is to read the specs carefully on any radio you
are considering buying. For proper operation a radio that is "Tier Two"
capable is required. Some radios are not or at least a year ago some
were not. (I do not know the details of what "Tier Two" gives you.)

I have a Tytera DM-380 UHF only radio. The audio quality on regular FM
or DMR simplex and through our local repeater is excellent.

Tim N9PUZ

PS -- If some of you do further work on a talk group for 4SQRP or QRP in
general we can setup a sub group here so we don't bore the main list
with all this DMR talk. Just let me know.





Re: DMR information

Tim N9PUZ
 

I am NOT a DMR expert by any means. Our club has a DMR repeater here in Springfield, IL but we are waiting on a network connection to we can get it linked up to the various networks.

One thing I do recommend is to read the specs carefully on any radio you are considering buying. For proper operation a radio that is "Tier Two" capable is required. Some radios are not or at least a year ago some were not. (I do not know the details of what "Tier Two" gives you.)

I have a Tytera DM-380 UHF only radio. The audio quality on regular FM or DMR simplex and through our local repeater is excellent.

Tim N9PUZ

PS -- If some of you do further work on a talk group for 4SQRP or QRP in general we can setup a sub group here so we don't bore the main list with all this DMR talk. Just let me know.


Re: DMR information

Charles W. Powell
 

David,

On Sep 15, 2018, at 9:24 PM, David Lininger <kb0zke@...> wrote:

I just bought a new HT. My son, kc0dad, has a Chinese one that has DMR
capability and had suggested that I look at it. He's had his for a
couple of years now but has never used the DMR. For that reason, and the
fact that those cheap Chinese radios are notorious for not being all
that good on being on frequency made me decide to spend twice the money
for a Yaesu FT65.

A good radio, so not a wasted investment.

NOW you come out with all the chatter about DMR. Why couldn't you have
done so two weeks ago? <grin>

20/20 hindsight!

Question: If I understand DMR correctly, I have to be able to hit a DMR
repeater, just like normal. Where it differs, though, is that somehow my
call to kc0dad gets routed to a DMR repeater where he is, and he then
answers me. Is that the way it works?

There are two ways to get into the DMR system.  First is through a DMR repeater and the second is through a hotspot like the Zumspot or OpenSpot.  With repeaters it’s also important to know the “flavor” as well, i.e., DMR Marc or Brandmeister.  Brandmeister is by far has the larger user base.  DMR Marc *may* allow you to talk to Brandmeister but not necessarily.  DMR Marc is restricted much more so than Brandmeister.

Related question: Assuming that the previous paragraph is correct, how
does the DMR system know which repeater is send my call to? Does it go
to every one? Surely not. Or does it work kind of like a cell phone
tower, where my cell phone identifies itself to any and all towers that
are withing range. When a call comes in for my phone the cell network
figures out where my phone is and routes the call to the best tower for me.

Assuming you have a DMR repeater or hotspot, the target of your transmission is determined by the TalkGroup, not the frequency to which your radio points.  Think of the TalkGroup number like a URL in a web browser.  In fact, it’s like putting the IP address in the browser bar.  DMR routing is based on TCP/IP protocols.  Your DMR ID and the TalkGroup designations are actually private IP addresses.  So if you program your radio to point to a talkgroup, say, 31075, and the frequency, color code, and time slot are correct, you will arrive at 31075 to chat.  If you leave everything the same except the TalkGroup and change the TalkGroup to 31201, with keying your transmitter the system will redirect you the new TalkGroup.  There are also some settings for static TalkGroups but that’s another discussion.  In answer to the last part, a TalkGroup can be tied to a repeater or repeater system but not necessarily.  The TalkGroup exists on a server in the ether.

Might be something for me to learn more about. (As if I don't have
enough other things I need to study - starting with that Extra book I
have at my elbow.)




On 14/9/18 20:42, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io wrote:
Digital Mobile Radio

--
David Lininger, kb0zke
Rev. 2:10
kb0zke@...


Hope this helps.  

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: DMR information

David Lininger
 

I just bought a new HT. My son, kc0dad, has a Chinese one that has DMR
capability and had suggested that I look at it. He's had his for a
couple of years now but has never used the DMR. For that reason, and the
fact that those cheap Chinese radios are notorious for not being all
that good on being on frequency made me decide to spend twice the money
for a Yaesu FT65.

NOW you come out with all the chatter about DMR. Why couldn't you have
done so two weeks ago? <grin>

Question: If I understand DMR correctly, I have to be able to hit a DMR
repeater, just like normal. Where it differs, though, is that somehow my
call to kc0dad gets routed to a DMR repeater where he is, and he then
answers me. Is that the way it works?

Related question: Assuming that the previous paragraph is correct, how
does the DMR system know which repeater is send my call to? Does it go
to every one? Surely not. Or does it work kind of like a cell phone
tower, where my cell phone identifies itself to any and all towers that
are withing range. When a call comes in for my phone the cell network
figures out where my phone is and routes the call to the best tower for me.

Might be something for me to learn more about. (As if I don't have
enough other things I need to study - starting with that Extra book I
have at my elbow.)

On 14/9/18 20:42, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io wrote:
Digital Mobile Radio
--
David Lininger, kb0zke
Rev. 2:10
kb0zke@gmail.com

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