We've got a lot of calls, uh, with AnyTones and the Firmware updating and it's a really simple process. You have to tell the radio to go into Firmware update mode and I'm going to show you how to do that real quick. First of all before you do that, you have to install the Firmware update program, which is known as QX Pro Install or excuse me, QX Pro Update, which is that program right there. And you'll see it firing up. And all my stuff is set up to run as administrator on my Windows 10 computer. That makes life so much simpler but what you'll do is you'll update this file right here. Now, I'm gonna take a brand new AnyTone out of the box. This has come from the factory with version point 2.27 Firmware. I'm going to take it to 0.29.
The Most Exciting Era in Amateur Radio -- the Merging of Radio with Computer/Internet Technology by Reg, VE7IG
We are now in one of the most exciting, if not the most exciting, eras in amateur radio. This is due to the successful merging of radio with computer technology (including internet). So many new things are happening all at the same time. Some have been around for a while but are just now seeing usage peaking way up. One of these is IRLP. Most repeater systems have a standalone IRLP node where, as long as the internet is up, you can talk to hams around the world through your local repeater.
In this Video Ham Radio 2.0 Interviews Bridgecom Systems about the Bridgecom BCR 40U repeater and its integration with the Raspberry Pi to turn it into a mixed mode analog/digital repeater! Products Mentioned: Bridgecom BCR-40U Repeater Bridgecom BCR-50V Repeater Bridgecom BCR-220 Repeater If...
Reviewed by Pascal Villeneuve, VA2PV
In the past few years, VHF/UHF digital voice communication has been one of the fastest growing segments of Amateur Radio. D-STAR and System Fusion (C4FM) were specifically designed for Amateur Radio, but this is not the case with DMR — Digital Mobile Radio. It is an open standard, developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). As such, this technology is available to any company willing to build a digital radio, such as the BridgeCom Systems D-500 (by TEKK) reviewed this month. Introduction to DMR There are three types of DMR — Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III. To learn more about DMR, I strongly suggest that you read “Introduction to Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)” by John S. Burningham, W2XAB, in the October 2015 issue of QST. In this review, we will concentrate on the widespread Tier II DMR network. You will need to understand a bit about this technology to program your DMR radio. As DMR was not developed specifically for Amateur Radio, the terms are different from what we are used to. Tier II DMR uses TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), which is a frequency-sharing protocol. You can have two conversations on the same frequency without interfering with each other. This is very efficient, as Tier II TDMA uses a 12.5 kHz bandwidth with two time slots. The switching is very fast, thus allowing for two simultaneous contacts on the same frequency, using this time-sharing method.
Jason comes by the booth with Gary Pearce from HamRadioNow for a chat, minute 18:30. Watch and enjoy!