FM101x MANUAL UPDATES
Chapter 5 Programming ADD:
Since most modern rigs have 100+ memories, some operators program in all the USA VHF/UHF repeater pairs and simplex channels. For a list of these see URL: http://www.bloomington.in.us/~wh2t/two.html
Chapter 12, add D-Star Description
Some ICOM radios are coming out with the
D-STAR system, In D-Star, the air link portion of the protocol applies to
signals traveling between radios or between a radio and a repeater. D-STAR
radios can talk directly to each other without any intermediate equipment or
through a repeater using D-STAR voice or data transceivers. The gateway portion
of the protocol applies to the digital interface between D-STAR repeaters.
D-STAR also specifies how a voice signal is converted to and from streams of
digital data, a function called a codec. D-STAR codec is known as AMBE®
(Advanced Multi-Band Excitation) and the voice signal is transmitted in the
D-STAR system at 3600 bits/second (3.6 kbps). For more info on D-Star, see
And a D-Star System Map is
shown at URL:
Glossary, Page G-2. Under Brick, change "linear" to "power", as most VHF/UHF amplifiers for FM are run Class C for efficiency.
Chapter 12, add WIRES II
Internet Repeater Enhancement System)
WIRES-II uses DTMF signaling to establish a bridge, using the Internet, from your repeater or home station to another WIRES-II-equipped station anywhere in the world. At the repeater site, a personal computer is connected to the HRI-100 WIRES-II Interface Box, which serves as a command and audio-patching controller for the Internet bridge to your computer. Either a dial-up connection, or a high-speed line such as a DSL or ISDN line, may be used for connecting to the Internet. The flexibility of the WIRES-II concept allows you to configure the system to allow on-the-fly selection of linked or non-linked communications.
Chapter 5 Programming
Page 5-1. In the fifth paragraph, change "Pled repeater" to "For a repeater requiring a PL tone, ..."
Updated Thursday, November 01, 2007