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  • Radioddity GD-77 - Open Community Firmware

    About two years ago, I first took the plunge into DMR radio with the GD-77, at the time it was one of the relatively few sub-$100 DMR radios that supported both UHF and VHF on the same platform. For those who are unfamiliar with DMR, there is a remarkably sharp learning curve….

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  • A Quantum of Success: FreeBSD, FOSS and Amateur Radio

    Open Source has been displacing a lot of formerly paid applications, two notable examples, CHiRP and fldigi have been go-to applications for windows, mac and users of select linux distros that had good support for them (Ubuntu being a good example). However, for those of us whose tastes are a bit more ascetic windows XP on older hardware was the common option.

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