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Any Cactus or DMR-MARC users?

Post by nacho » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:50 am

Just wondering if any of you are part of the Cactus / Armadillo Intertie System or any DMR users part of the Moto ARC I have a few friends who are CRC members but have never taken the plunge, but was just curious if any of you were members?

I've also been thinking of getting a MotoTrbo radio for the MotoARC system, and a few other MotoTrbo repeaters out here in Los Angeles, I have an Astro25 radio but am not sure if I want to get into another digital mode I won't hardly use :roll: just wondering if any one out here is hip on DMR for amateur use.
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Re: Any Cactus or DMR-MARC users?

Post by teotwaki » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:31 am

Hi Nacho!

I have P25 handhelds that are more for work that I do than for ham radio. For the ham arena I don't see that the additional cost of P25 offers any advantages over cheap Chinese FM radios. What I have seen is that P25 does not offer much of an advantage while running simplex over distance but what is interesting is that when operating through a P25 repeater I can operate low power with solid audio as compared to FM with fading, crackles and noise.
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Re: Any Cactus or DMR-MARC users?

Post by NT2C » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:36 am

Reanimating an old thread here but, a buddy bought me a nice DMR HT for my birthday and I'm getting more comfortable using it now. I can usually be found monitoring the active channels (VA statewide and my local) on the local DMRVA repeater.

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