Digital Mobile Radio (DMR/MotoTURBO) has come to Tallahassee. Norm, K4GFD, has added a Motorola SLR5700 to a downtown site on 443.1375. For as little as $130, you can also join the fun by acquiring a Tytera MD-380 portable radio pictured below. Click on the picture for a blown up look:
The screen is really clear. For some reason, the camera put little lines through it. If you would like to know more about the DMR network, drop me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Seven Hills Digital Association has put up a D-Star HotSpot on the west side of Tallahassee. KJ4PYE B is on 444.150 and has about a 10 mile range. You can issue the link and unlink commands just like an Icom D-Star stack. We are using a MoenComm.Com Star Board and a Kenwood TKR-820 repeater.
We also have another first… a NXDN digital repeater courtesy of Norm, K4GFD. The Kennwood NXDN repeater (444.175) is located in downtown Tallahassee on top of our Round hotel and has really good range. Nirmal, KE4URL, was able to gain access to it from Metcalf, GA at the WCTV tower site. Very impressive! The repeater is open… you just need a NXDN radio either an Icom or Kenwood. I’ll have more information to post shortly but if you need any additional information about the setup or how to get a radio, drop a note to me at my callsign @ arrl.net.