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Digital Voice for Amateur Use - Discuss use of digital voice technologies on the amateur radio bands. This is to include technologies such as VoIP, P25, DMR/TRBO, NXDN, D-STAR, etc.

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Old 01-17-2015, 2:17 PM
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A couple of simple questions. I'm sure I can find this eventually but I'd like to make a decision today. I'm looking at getting an ID-5100. Some quick questions?

1) Does the ID-5100 handle normal 2m/70cm FM communications (i.e. non-DSTAR)?

2) Can the ID-5100 be made to do APRS without a ton of work, using non DSTAR? I know it's not specifically built in.

3) I have a mobile cell hotspot. Is there any way to link the radio to a computer connected to the hotspot, to get APRS data to APRS? Link that shows how?

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Old 01-17-2015, 7:39 PM
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It will do analog FM just fine. I don't have that model but the IC-7100 and ID-51 handle non-dstar, no reason to believe the 5100 is any different.

Don't know about the other two questions...
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Old 01-18-2015, 8:30 AM
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You may want to read this RR thread:
http://forums.radioreference.com/ama...-aprs-way.html
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