Digital Mode Radio

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to be talking about the last major digital voice mode, Digital Mode Radio. Much like P25, DMR isn’t really used in amateur radio either. DMR is used primarily in commercial radios, but we are going to talk a little about them anyway. What is DMR? Digital Mode Radio, or DMR for short, is an open digital mode radio standard defined in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute Standard TS 102 361 parts 1-4 and are commonly used in commercial…

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Everything Hamradio Podcast – Ep 002 – Yaesu System Fusion

Hey everybody and welcome to another episode of the Everything Hamradio Podcast. This is episode 3 and today we are talking about the Yaesu System Fusion system. First off, what is Yaesu System Fusion? It is a Digital Communications System that works on both digital and analog voice communications It has automatic mode selection between Digital Voice, Digital Data, Digital Voice and Data and Analog FM It uses a narrower bandwidth at just 12.5 kHz Digital Voice Communications Clearer and crisper audio It is about the same range as Analog…

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Setting up our new club System Fusion Repeater

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. This is our third and final part of this series on Yaesu System Fusion. We have talked about what the system is, what the repeater is and does and what kind of radios and accessories there are. So what is left you ask? Well, you may remember that I mentioned that my club just got two new repeaters? Well I decided to do an unboxing and programming video and put it up here on my website. I actually took a short video…

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System Fusion Radios and Accessories

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to continue talking about the Yaesu System Fusion system. In my last post, we talked about the system itself as well as the repeater, DR-1X. In this post we are going to be talking about the radios and other accessories that can be used with the System Fusion System. So let’s getting started… Radios Let’s move on to the end user radios now. There are two handhelds, two mobile and one HF base radio that is available at…

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Yaesu System Fusion

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to continue with our monthly topic of digital voice communications by talking about the recently released Yaesu System Fusion system. Yaesu is getting a late start when it comes t digital voice being that DStar has been out for quite some time now, but they are playing catch up really fast. I think the biggest thing that DStar faced when they launched was the price of their radios. With handheld radios starting about like $450 and mobile radios…

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DStar Radios and Accessories

Hello everyone and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to talk a little bit more about DStar; things like DStar radios, Repeaters, and other accessories that helps DStar be what it is. First, though, I want to let yall know that I am working diligently to get my podcast ready for launch! I have my first episode recorded to a point that I am satisfied. I think I have recorded my first episode probably half a dozen times. I am going to try and have three episodes…

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DSTAR

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! If you didn’t read my Happy New Year post, today we are starting on the topic of digital communications. This month we will be covering the digital voice aspect of it, like DStar, Yaesu System Fusion, Project.25 and Digital Mode Radio. Let me start out by prefacing that I am not an expert in this area by no stretch of the imagination, nor have I been able to personally use any of these modes, with the exception of Project.25(P.25) through my work,…

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RST Reporting System

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Have you ever talked to someone especially on an HF frequency and they say that “you are 59 here in where ever”? If you are new to the hobby, you might not know what they mean by saying “59”.  They are using the RST Reporting System. History of the RST Reporting System Many years ago, right around 1934 to be specific, an amateur radio operator by the name of Arthur W Braaten, W2BSR, made up the current reporting system that we use…

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Upcoming Events and Contests

Hello and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Are you interested in contest or events? There are three of them coming up next month according to the ARRL website. I’m sure there is more of them happening though, I just don’t know about them. If you know of an event and would like to have it added to this page, shoot me an email to k5clm@everythinghamradio.com and Ill get it added to this page or the corresponding months page. I am posting an Upcoming Events an Contest post the last day…

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