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Digital Mobile Radio Newbies Night

Filed in DMR, Events by on July 14, 2014
Digital Mobile Radio Newbies Night

Interested in learning more about DMR, but would like to talk to someone first? Have a new DMR radio and want to learn more about using it? Then join us for a coffee (or a cola) and lots of DMR conversation during DMR Newbies Night! We’ll have lots of DMR radios on hand to help […]

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FCC officially gives the green light to DMR for US hams

Filed in DMR, FCC by on June 10, 2014
FCC officially gives the green light to DMR for US hams

On June 9th, the US Federal Communications Commission, commonly known as the FCC, officially approved the use of Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), the modulation type used by Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), for ham radio use. In FCC Decision FCC 14-74 issued on June 9, 2014, the FCC outlined its decision to officially approve TDMA […]

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Raffle winners take home new DMR radios from Dayton Hamvention 2014

Filed in Dayton Hamvention, DMR, DMR-MARC, MOTOTRBO by on May 21, 2014
Raffle winners take home new DMR radios from Dayton Hamvention 2014

Saturday May 18th was a joyous day for several hams that visited the DMR-MARC booth at Dayton Hamvention 2014, as they each walked away with a brand new DMR radio. Visitors to the DMR-MARC booth were invited to enter the draw for four Motorola MOTOTRBO CM300d and CM200d mobile DMR radios, which were provided through […]

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DMR-MARC announces DMR development environment for ham experimenters

Filed in D-STAR, DMR, DMR-MARC, EchoLink, IRLP by on April 19, 2014
DMR-MARC announces DMR development environment for ham experimenters

On April 18th, DMR-MARC, announced the launch of a new DMR development environment called the “DMR Sandbox” for anyone wishing to develop new features or applications specifically for ham radio DMR use. This is an important step for DMR-MARC and the ham radio DMR community as a whole, as it allows DMR development to occur […]

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First DMR net using the Ontario provincial talkgroup to debut on April 13th

Filed in DMR, Essex County DMR Society, Events, Nets by on April 12, 2014
First DMR net using the Ontario provincial talkgroup to debut on April 13th

The Essex County DMR Society will be launching a Sunday night DMR net using the Ontario provincial talkgroup starting on April 13th at 9:00pm ET. With astounding growth in DMR across Ontario, the hams in Essex County decided to begin a DMR version of their longstanding VHF net, the Essex Country VHF Sunday Night Net, […]

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Announcing the TAC 310 Net: A New Take on Connecting Hams Digitally

Filed in DCI, DMR, Events, Nets, TAC 310 by on April 6, 2014
Announcing the TAC 310 Net: A New Take on Connecting Hams Digitally

Please join us for the first ever “TAC 310 Net”, a new weekly 1-hour net using the newly created DMR “TAC 310″ talk group starting on Sunday April 6th @ 2000 ET & 1700 PT (Monday April 7th @ 0000 UTC). This net will be available on all TAC 310 talkgroup participating DMR repeaters and […]

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Survey Results – 2014 Ham Radio Digital Voice Survey

Filed in D-STAR, DMR, Survey by on March 30, 2014
Survey Results – 2014 Ham Radio Digital Voice Survey

In effort to understand how the ham radio community is currently using digital voice modes or their willingness to use them, a short survey was put together and made it available to the ham community on March 21, 2014.   Survey Methodology The following methodology was used in carrying out the survey. The survey consisted […]

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Hong Kong Hams Host Digital Mobile Radio Demystified Presentation

Filed in DMR, Events, Hong Kong People Radio Club by on March 26, 2014
Hong Kong Hams Host Digital Mobile Radio Demystified Presentation

On March 25th, the Hong Kong Police Information Technology Society (HKPITS) hosted guest speaker Don Trynor, VA3XFT, for an evening discussion about Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and how it’s revolutionizing ham radio around the world. With over 100 licensed ham members, the HKPITS subsidiary, the Hong Kong People Radio Club (HKPRC), is one of the […]

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2014 Ham Radio Digital Voice Survey

Filed in D-STAR, DMR, Survey by on March 21, 2014
2014 Ham Radio Digital Voice Survey

In effort to understand how the ham radio community is currently using digital voice modes or their willingness to use them, we have put together a short survey, which will take about 5 minutes to complete. Your participation is important and the results will be published for all to see following the close of the […]

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Connect Systems President Jerry Wanger announces plans to launch a combo DMR & D-STAR radio

Filed in Connect Systems, D-STAR, DMR by on March 17, 2014
Connect Systems President Jerry Wanger announces plans to launch a combo DMR & D-STAR radio

In an exclusive interview, Connect Systems owner and President Jerry Wanger discusses his company’s plans to revolutionize ham radio with the launch of a new digital voice radio supporting both Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio (D-STAR). With the recent launch of the CS700 DMR radio, Connect Systems, the ham […]

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