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Old 08-13-2009, 12:05 PM
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To stateboy,

Who needs P25?

What does P25 do that makes it better than analog?

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NO ONE and NOTHING!

D-STAR actually does something...automatic seamless routing through IP and even data with voice (local or routed) at the same time. Easy computer interface and cheap or free open source software. P25 doesn't do any of that. It is just a glorified voice mode for local communications.

No one actually "needs" any of this stuff anyway, although the D-STAR data and voice do have potential for emergency operations traffic as it is integrated together. You would have less equipment and potential for interference as if you were running packet and analog voice on the same band. D-STAR is integrated. P25 is nothing. You got nothin'!

P25 equipment is not cheaper than Icom. Programming is a pain unless you are set up like a two-way shop...and pay the piper (mother /\/\) over and over again for software and updates...that is unless you have stolen copies, (you know what I mean) or a buddy who runs a shop who will do it for free. FPP radios are VERY expensive.

So, who needs P25? Phase II will obsolete it anyway! You got NOTHIN'!

Phil
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