Sunday, April 1, 2018

Ham Radio Manufactures Decide On Single Digital Standard!

Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu have just announced a joint digital standard.  Currently there are three competing digital modes, namely D-Star, System Fusion, and DMR.  This division has been both challenging and confusion for new and old amateur radio operators alike. 

The new standard will be called DHR (Digital Ham Radio)  "It will combine the best parts of all the existing digital voice and data standards" according to Ray Novak, N9JA of Icom America.  One of the most exciting aspects of this announcement is that all existing digital mode handsets will be upgraded to support this new standard.  Expect firmware upgrades to be available starting today.  This is an unprecedented showing of collaboration and cooperation.  For more information regarding this announcement click here:

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