Nixa ARC Club Meeting - March 12, 2011 - MotoTRBO / DMR Presentation

Coming up not this Saturday but NEXT Saturday March 12th, is the March club meeting. At this meeting, John Rayfield, Jr., W0PM, will be giving us a presentation on the new digital format taking ham radio FM by storm - DMR, some simply call it MotoTRBO, which is how Motorola markets it.

John is attending the IWCE (International Wireless Communications Expo) this week and will have all the latest information on DMR technology, you can check out the IWCE website here http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce2011/public/enter.aspx. John and his company, Rayfield Communications, are on the cutting-edge with this technology and are marketing several products they have designed that expand on the linking capabilities created by Motorola, see here http://rayfield.net/c-Bridge.

If you would like to read up more about MotoTRBO before the meeting, check out this site http://w6trw.com/vhf-uhf/digital/w6trw_mototrbo.html and others. This is a very interesting technology, which allows you to carry on two conversations on the same frequency simultaneously, or allows you to do digital voice & digital data simultaneously. Unlike other digital technologies, the mobile radios and repeaters can do both digital and analog which allows analog users to still enjoy a nice repeater while allowing those wanting to experiment with digital to do so.

So, come check it out, this will be a great presentation. John will also be demonstrating MotoTRBO via his UHF ham repeater, 442.375, located at the same site as the 147.225 repeater.

See you at the meeting!