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    BrigandTwoFour, look around RepeaterBook for C4FM, Fusion, and Wires-X repeaters near you. Iíve been looking for which mobile dual band radio to get too and basically there are none near me that Iíd take advantage of so itís a low value capability unless you can use it.


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    There are actually a lot of fusion repeaters around me (not Wires-X, though). Still, I'm not sure how useful it is
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    Most of the guys I know who do fusion that I know really like it. That yaesu also gets good reports.

    There's a little bit of fusion activity in our area but most of the activity is on DMR. Plain FM repeaters are ghost towns, just announcing the time every hour like glorified alarm clocks.

    DMR is my favorite, and the Anytone 578 Pro III "triband" rig is the new sweet spot. I have older DMR radios including some Motorola's so I'm a bit old school.

    But if most your activity is going to be FM you probably be better off getting one of the ham focused radios even though the any tone is a lot easier to use than previous DMR rigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrigandTwoFour View Post
    There are actually a lot of fusion repeaters around me (not Wires-X, though). Still, I'm not sure how useful it is
    Caveat: I like robust tools, I'm a utilitarian. Not a hobbyist or comm fiddlefart.

    It all depends on who you want to talk to and what you want to do.

    TNC is nice if you frequently use APRS/packet, but a Signalink/Mobilinkd module can provide similar function on a wide variety of radios vs a single radio.

    If I was buying into digital I would want some type of say, secure comm capability, that amateur radios do not have as a native feature. It is worth the learning curve but I want to program multiple radio images to upload at will and no fiddlefarting with it after that.

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    I have access to a few Silvus 4200 radios, 1W (don't know how to reprogram to 4W, but no licenseso no matter). Is this an acceptable option for comms with my family?

    I'm not able to figure out how to get a cost effective option for a head set or ptt, AND get it to connect to this unit. thoughts?

    NIXDSG

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    Seems this thread is dead. Too bad, great info here.

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