VARA FM compatibility testing


Rick Ching (KH7O) “has been testing various FM radios and adapters with VARA FM.”

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Content supplied by Rick Ching (KH7O) and reported by Joseph Speroni (AH0A)–ARRL Pacific Section Manager.

Accessed on 24 August 2020, 1549 UTC, Post 1599.

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Just a note to make you aware of testing Rick Ching (KH7O) has been
doing with various FM radios and adapters with VARA FM.  He has tested
some HTs and mobile radios with old and new Signalinks, a RA-25, DRA-36,
and DRA-50.  If you are interested, check out his Hawaii repeaters web
site (third column of the front page).

Mahalo to Rick for sharing his testing results.

It has been suggested we hold a ZOOM session for Hawaii hams to discuss
radios and adapters with Rick, and others involved in helping Hawaii go
digital.  Drop me an email if you would be interested in participating
and sharing experiences setting up VARA FM digital stations.

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio News)

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