3 easy steps to creating RF coverage maps like a pro

Have you ever wanted to create an RF coverage map to find out how good the repeater coverage would be from a certain location? Perhaps you’re curious as to how good the simplex range is from your home station. Either way, there is a quick and easy way to generate …

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Motorola MOTOTRBO SL300 DMR portable radio review

The Motorola MOTOTRBO SL300 is one of the latest additions to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO line of DMR radios. This unit is slim and light weight, making it ultraportable and a great shirt pocket radio for the ham that only needs a limited number of channels and limited battery life or low …

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Ham radio DMR celebrates its 10,000th user ID

On October 29th, ham radio DMR reached an important milestone by adding its 10,000th user ID, making it one of the fastest growing digital modes within the ham radio community. DMR, which is short for Digital Mobile Radio, is a published standard for digital voice communications by the the European …

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In search of the range limit for DMR

So what is the maximum range that one can achieve with DMR? There has been much discussion about this on the on-line forums, since there is a physical limit as to how far two DMR stations can communicate with one another, given that DMR is based upon the Time Division …

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RCA unveils new line of DMR radios

With competition heating up in the DMR market, RCA removes the covers from its new PRODIGI™ line of value priced DMR radios, featuring a weatherproof design and an industry leading 4-year warranty. On July 30th, RCA Communication Systems announced the launch of its new PRODIGI™ line of value priced DMR …

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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 …

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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 …

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