Digital Radio systems continue to advance at a rapid rate.
Icoms Dstar based on the JARL standard developed from work by Satoshi Yasuda 7M3TJZ has been operational since 2004 and has gradually been taken up maimly as a mobile mode for repeater use. It is in fact the use of network linking between different repeaters r repeater groups where many of the advantages lie.
There have been other implementations of Dstar such as Dongles and hotspots and the implementations of D star using the raspberry pi have proved fairly popular.
A number of Dstar implementations such as Dutchstar, DVRPTR1 and DVRPTR also have their followings for those which like to take a look under the hood or are looking for an alternative to Icom gear.
Now though with the introduction of Mototrbo into the amateur market there are signs that interest is beginning to heat up.
Connect systems have now announced the introduction of a combined D-Star and Mototrbo compatible radio which will be introduced later this year and will be called the CS 7000.
For more details here is a Youtube video from Ham Radio Now which tells of developments in various forms of digital voice.
You can also follow progress at the rapidly expanding Yahoo group CS7000.
Chester Folk Festival
Friday 23rd – Monday 26th May (Spring Bank Holiday Weekend)
IN THE VILLAGE OF KELSALL, nr. CHESTER
Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party • Jim Moray
Jez Lowe & the Big Bad Pennies • Lucy Ward • Allan Taylor
Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier • Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Steve Turner • Blackbeard’s Tea Party • Sara Grey
Belshazzar’s Feast • Full House • Wildfire Folk • Fiddlestone
Goat Roper Rodeo Band • Dave Gibb & Elly Lucas
Across the Water • The Time Bandits • The Deacons
The Waite Collective • Roy Clinging • Rose Price
Deportees • An Croenen • John Finnan
Graham Bellinger • Charlotte Peters Rock • Tom Hughes
Blackbeard’s Tea Party • Cupola • Albireo • The Time Bandits
The Black Cat Band • Lisa Heywood • Dave Jolly • Ian Carter • Mo Waddington
Chester City Morris Men • Wharfedale Wayzgoose
Earl of Stamford Morris • Bradshaw Mummers
Family Events & Children’s Entertainment with Panic Circus
STILL no charge for camping! (weekend ticket holders only)
Space on main site limited – EARLY BOOKING ESSENTIAL
For more information about this year’s guests, plus Outline Provisional Programme,
Ticket Prices, Booking Form, Route Map etc. or to Buy Tickets Online,
visit our website at www.chesterfolk.org.uk -
LYMM VILLAGE FESTIVAL 2014 – FOLK CLUB EVENTS
Festival Opening Night: Thursday 19th June at the Spread Eagle
~ THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS ~
Saturday 21st June at the Spread Eagle – Double Bill with LIZ SIMCOCK
Sunday 22nd June at the Spread Eagle – RON TRUEMAN-BORDER
Wednesday 25th June at the Rugby Club…
THE SPINNERS LEGEND! Yes, Hughie Jones, Mick Groves and ‘Count’ John McCormick are coming to Lymm!
Thursday 26th June at the Spread Eagle – THE TIME BANDITS!
A great line up for Shrewesbury this year with Bellowhead, Ful English, Steve Knightley’s Wake the Unionhand and Blackbeard’s Tea Party to mention but a few.
Also now you can hire a Tips for the weekend with up to 6 sharing,
More details at Shrewesbury Folk Fesival