This page is about all forms of digital radio whether it be for broadcasting or amateur radio.  

The page is broken down into four parts... 1) Digital Radio Broadcasting 2) Amateur Radio Digital Modes 3) Irish Digital Amateur Radio network and 4) Miscellaneous digital posts.

I have links to previous posts on the blog shown in each section.

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1) Digital Radio Broadcasting

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2) Amateur Radio Digital Modes

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3) Irish Amateur Radio Digital Network

There are a number of radio amateurs in Ireland now experimenting with and using digital modes on the VHF and UHF bands. There are three main digital modes in use... Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), D-Star from ICOM and System Fusion from YAESU. Considering that DMR is not tied to one specific vendor and the cost of cheap Chinese handhelds, DMR is likely to be the dominant mode in Ireland.

Related posts on this blog...
Rev 2 of the Digital Radio Operating Manual by Steve Wright, EI5DD ...Sep 2021
New Digital Gateway in Dublin... Mar 2021
Video on DMR and the Galway Digital Radio Network by Steve, EI5DD ...Sep 2020
Digital Modes on the VHF bands in EI ...Dec 2016

Here are some useful links for anyone looking for more information on the subject relevant to Ireland...

1) Brandmeister Ireland Wiki Page... Brandmeister is the main network for DMR in Ireland.

2) Steve Wright EI5DD has a lot of information about DMR and programming code plugs on his page. Steve has also put a lot of work into compiling beginners guides. While some of the information is specific to Galway, there is still plenty of interest to anyone starting out on digital radio.
...a) EI5DD website
...b) Galway Digital Radio Group Operator’s Handbook
...c) A Guide to DMR Radio Operation And Programming
...d) Digital Radio Data Card (Suitable for printing and laminating)

3) EI registered DMR numbers

4) Southern Ireland Repeater Network digital page

5) Digital Ham Ireland ... Digital radio in Northern Ireland.

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4) Miscellaneous Digital posts (posts that don't fit into the first three categories)

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Page updated 6th Dec 2023

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