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    Posted: 22/September/2013 at 16:30
Yaesu announces digital voice repeater DR1 (Digital & Analogue Repeater)

Gary Pearce KN4AQ has released a video of the Yaesu announcement at the ARRL/TAPR digital Communications Conference - held 21 September 2013.

Yaesu's VP for North America Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV introduces the product

Here's a link to the Yaesu presentation of their digital range of products that includes the new digital voice repeater DR1 whick operates in digital and analogue modes so existing legacy systems (analogue) can still use the repeater in analogue mode. 

HamRadioNow Episode 99: Yaesu Announces Digital Voice Repeater (Video via Youtube)




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Yeasu FT1DR/E Handheld Radio (Digital/Analogue)

Here's a link to a pdf brochure on the Yaesu FT1DR/E radio: http://www.anico.hu/FT1D.pdf
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Yaesu document on Amateur Radio Digital Communications

To follow on from the above digital announcements/updates here's an interesting high level pdf document outlining the current digital modes available to Amateur Radio and does various comparisions:(pls note that clicking on the link immediately starts the pdf document download which is approx 7MB) http://tinyurl.com/corqzys
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Yaesu FT1DR/E Handheld Radio (Digital/Analogue)

If you want further information on the Yaesu FT1DR Handset Radio, please use the following link to download the Operating Manual (pdf format) for the Yaesu FT1DR:  http://www.hamstation.com/FT1d.pdf
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Shades of Betamax vs VHS here. Another system that isn't compatible with anything else. The only thing a FT1DR/E can communicate with in digital mode is another FT1DR/E or the new mobile due out the FTM400D. It will take a long time for this system to match the penetration of D -STAR even if it does have some better functions. A pity they didn't go straight to TDMA so at least some of the commercial sets out there would have been compatible. Who will be the victor.... Let the battle begin!!
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It's really sad that Yaesu haven't either embraced D-Star (for all it's shortcomings and proprietary nature) or gone the DMR route, I don't see the Yaesu system ever getting much market penetration with this.

As has already been said, why oh why didn't they go TDMA. We could then use a lot of commercial kit as well as their amateur-orientated sets, they would have probably sold a lot of repeaters and championed a standard system that would have the potential of eclipsing D-Star.

But as the joke goes, Standards are great - There are so many to choose from...
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