Re: New to the group and a question about D-Star
--- In email@example.com, "Peter Dakota Summerhawk"
Just a slight correction. D-Star is an open specification, not open
source, implementers such as Icom can do proprietary code, which they
have. There are several Open Source
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source) activities going on around
the D-Star specification including the work for an open gateway, a
radio implementation, and a device (USB) to attach to computer to make
the codec available to other programs.
APCO-25 radios are made by many manufacturers, but they aren't
designed for amateur radio and tend to be quite pricey. Motorola is
also doing its Mototrbo product. I am not aware of any open source or
even proprietary gateway products being done for APCO-25. (Its
designed for a different market.)