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IRLP vs Dstar vs Allstar...Commercialization of Amateur Radio Aug 27th 2015, 22:16 2 843 on 17/11/15
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ARRL eQSL Policy KB1XI on 19/4/16
ARRL seemed in my humble opinion afraid of eqsl and created LOTW. Double blind hocus pocus if you keep an accurate log its no issue & ARRL has no need to verify your QSO's or errors its your responsibility. My issue is that LOTW has killed the traditional art of QSLing to the point its almost impossible to obtain an actual QSL card.
In regards to eqsl I've stopped using it many years back because of all the bogus requests I received.
ARRL has always wanted to be the controlling figure & will never let go however harmful their control is, they seem to either not notice or dont care
RANT: who cares if you have dxcc on all bands, very insecure to boast such... go brag elsewhere contesters kill the bands so badly the average Joe wont operate
ARRL has an internal conflict in that they promote an amateur society in a collective state but promotes contests which is an (conflicting) individualistic state... end of rant
Reverse Class D Exemption from Field Day AA1PR on 11/3/16
I see there has been no other comments besides ours
ARRL Webmail Upgrade SCam AA1PR on 25/9/15
what kind of moron sends this...

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IRLP vs Dstar vs Allstar...Commercialization of Amateur Radio AA1PR on 27/8/15
Not sure what the attitude is about allstar or an allstar node ?

Seems the IRLP, Dstar, allstar & let's not forget echolink dont play well together, sadly.

Last Sunday with the help of my friend Bernie W1BFC we installed my allstar micro node configurations and had it on the air.

Two days ago I checked in unknowingly into the east coast reflector allstar node# 27339 where there was a net in progress via my tablet with zoiper. Honestly I had no idea non radio devices were not allowed, immediately I was reprimanded. I accepted my warning as understandable.

All I knew prior to this was that node 27339 was a place for east coast stations to connect, nothing about IRLP etc.

Again I was reprimanded the following day when I explained to AB2OR what odd experience I encountered the night before.

I agree there are too many appliance users in the hobby, trying to diffuse the situation, however it seems my opinion regarding IRLP sparked some bad feelings.

From my understandings the designer of IRLP doesn't like other modes having connectivity with IRLP over claims that echolink let an unlicensed operator access.

Personally I don’t believe we as amateur’s should use a technology where we pay for its services, whether that be software, access etc.

Yesterday on the 27339 node I heard others commenting about the difficulty of the usb adapter in a joking manner after I cleared off, I have not forgetten who it was that inquired about my micro node, so funny I think not. With some additional comments referencing Daryl from the old Bob Newhart show & VT, appalling if they are that supercilious.

Yes it is correct that these connected links have sweat, blood and tears invested into their systems. However limiting who can access them seems to go against the grain of ham radio if you will.

Every system by technology per se seems to have a chip on their shoulder. I’m better than you, which I find appalling along with so many other hams I’ve talked to about this.

I checked into one node that promptly advised me of their website where it states if you want to remain a part of the system it’ll cost you $120 per year, great if I was going to use it all the time.

In the past we as amateurs invested in our station whether it be HF gear etc. However there seems to be this fad that you are above the rest of the crowd if you have this technology or system as opposed to the average ham.

I’ll get off my soapbox for now, but I find this arrogant supercilious attitude sickening, QRT.

D-Star - Is it worth it? KD5HIJ on 27/8/15
put up an simple micro node on allstar & be done

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