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Wires, is it worth it ?

Jul 27th 2012, 04:30

dksac2

Joined: May 24th 2012, 23:18
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Looking in the ARRL Repeater Directry, there are very few "Wires" repeaters.
I know they are accessed through the net, but with so few repeater locations, is it worth spending $170.00 on a Wires node for my Yaesu radio. It would seem the money would be better spent on other VoIP systems. Your thoughts.
I'm looking at general rag chewing as well as ECOMS.

73's John
Aug 3rd 2012, 19:27

K0RGR

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I think I would agree. I hear one WIRES node on the air in the region - at the ham dealer near the Twin Cities. It sounds great when it's in use, but EchoLink and IRLP are better established. There's a new one I don't know much about that's growing in the west - Allstar. And, I also do DSTAR, which can be lot of fun, too. I'd go DSTAR before I invested in WIRES, I think.

There are some pretty good places to hang out on IRLP if you have a local node you can use.

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