Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5550 DMR Mobile Radio Review

REVIEW DATE: January 6, 2014 REVIEWED BY: Don Trynor, VA3XFT SUMMARY The Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5550 is one of the latest additions to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO line of Digital Mobile Radio (aka DMR) TDMA radios, featuring best in class audio, integrated GPS, a multicolour LCD display, plus much more. This is …

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VA3XPR, FM, Digital Mobile Radio, DMR, repeater, amateur radio, ham radio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

VA3XPR Going All-Digital on Nov. 30th

On November 30, 2013, the VA3XPR analog FM repeater will be making the switch to Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) operation, making VA3XPR an all DMR repeater system. Since it’s launch in September 2011, the analog FM repeater has provided a valuable service to the ham radio community in the downtown …

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Digital Mobile Radio, DMR, User ID, Ontario, ham radio, amateur radio, VA3XPR

DMR Adoption in Ontario Reaches an Important Milestone

Great news for ham radio Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) users in Ontario! Today, the 100th DMR user ID was issued to the Sun Parlour Retirees’ ARC, marking a special milestone for DMR adoption in Ontario. In fact, DMR is growing so quickly that currently, there are 175 users IDs and …

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Vertex Standard eVerge EVX-539 DMR Portable Radio Review

REVIEW DATE: October 13, 2013 REVIEWED BY: Don Trynor, VA3XFT SUMMARY The Vertex Standard EVX-539 portable radio is one of the latest additions to Vertex Standard’s eVerge line of Digital Mobile Radio (aka DMR) TDMA radios, a value line of DMR radios. Overall, this is a good basic single band …

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IRLP & EchoLink Refresher

New to amateur radio or looking for a refresher on the use of IRLP and EchoLink, the predominant VoIP technologies that have revolutionized amateur radio? If so, then you need to join the IRLP & EchoLink Made Easy presentation on August 14, 2013 @ 9:00pm ET on the VA3XPR analog …

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