[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

Mark Fellhauer sparkfel at qwest.net
Mon Sep 24 02:37:41 CDT 2007

At 12:04 AM 9/24/2007, Ray Wells wrote:

>Let's not overlook affordability when it comes to adopting new technologies.

And we've covered that before.  No new technology would ever come the way 
of ham radio if we adopted that as a standard.    I first set foot in the 
Phoenix HRO in 1984.  It was 10 years later that I felt I was in the 
financial situation to actually buy an HT.    That's life.    You have to 
choose what's important.    I've always liked firearms and was raised 
around them.  As an adult I didn't actually commit the cash to buying a 
pistol until I was assaulted in a parking lot by 4 thugs.  A police office 
friend chastised me for being unarmed.  I bought a pistol just like his the 
next day.  I started going to the shooting range every Sunday.   That costs 

As far as I can tell there is no inexpensive hobby.   One thing about 
electronics, when they reach a saturation point the price drops.   Ham 
radio prices have been relatively stable when we've seen the prices of 
other durable goods increase, and let us not forget the commodities...


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