Costs of d star versus fm handhelds

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  1. Stewart G8YQN

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    D-star radios are extremely expensive. Only one manufacturer makes them. Compare the costs of a dual band handheld of D Star at north of £300 versus a radio which is good FM quality such as Wouxun at under £100.
    Is D Star really worth paying 3 times the price in these tougher economic times?
    Would it worth considering dual mode repeaters? Just my thoughts to create some discussion.
    Cheers
    Stewart G8 YQN
     
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    Hi All
    As long as there is FM analogue repeaters in the area to serve the majority of VHF repeater users; the D-Star is no real Harm, it is when D-star replaces the prime analogue repeater that it is really damaging to local usage.
    D-star is EXCLUSIVE and EXCLUDING.
    Analogue can be just as technical but is INCLUSIVE.
     
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