D-Star -v- Analogue FM

Adrian VK6TUX has released an MP3 recording of some comparison tests he has conducted between D-Star and analogue FM on 2m/145MHz over a 40km path.

Adrian writes: “Done with VK6AWO Steve. We found DV mode to have good readability after FM analogue contact was lost. The lack of noise or interference(esp near power lines etc) is spooky & unusual for radio transmission, and is a big plus for the mode. All other files associated with the test are at files section of; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vk-dstar/

VK6TUX D-Star -v- Analogus FM Test MP3 (1.5MB)

IC-PCR2500 screenshot showing DV text (203kB)

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