> I'm quite familiar with RadioSoft. Can't afford any of the software; > familiar > with the products... :-) > > I've been putting together open source tools to do much of the same stuff. > With the release of the FCC's Fortran source, I've been able to do > virtually > everything I need to do. > > But while the LMR dataset is larger, the MB dataset is just as varied. > I'm > interested in both, however.
Peter's my father! At RadioSoft I worked over that same fortran code you talked about. We ported most of it to C. Of course, I would prefer not to write any software that would compete with my father's company, free or no :) I can tell you, though; the land mobile database is much more complicated. Getting it to run decently on pc hardware is a significant engineering challenge. OTOH, the broadcast database isn't too bad. For example, the last time I checked there were about 40k tv stations in the cdbs, compared with about 4m frequencies in the land mobile private. Also the lm database has a much wider scope of function. The requirements for broadcast have changed (like the nature of broadcast technology itself) very little in the last 50 years, except for the ill-fated DTV rollout and the failed AM stereo. It's a conservative industry. Merlin ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: you can get off all lists at once with the unregister command (send "unregister YourEmailAddressHere" to [EMAIL PROTECTED])