[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Mon Sep 24 06:07:54 CDT 2007

In regard to... 

Sorry, but there is (was?) at least one other maker, Alinco, who also
integrated the same "Tasco TNC on a chip" device into some of their
radios.  With all the same problems it has to be said.

However, the premise is true.

Ham Radio is a niche market, only supported by some makers, who also
produce very similar hardware for the commercial markets, so one
supports the other etc...

APRS is a small fraction of all Ham Radio "ready made" radio sales.   If
you poke about the web, you'll find surprising similar things
commercially too (under different names at least)...

I find it very hard to believe that the one maker (so far) with a D*
product on the Ham market, does not do something similar for the
commercial market.

I've not looked at the video yet.


Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
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> > From: Stephen H. Smith
> > Posted At: Saturday, September 22, 2007 4:30 PM
> > Subject: [aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube
> > 


> And many are in the process of releasing D-STAR radios.  
> Don't ask me which ones because this information is 
> confidential to the individual manufacturers.  This, like any 
> other new technology, is championed by one manufacturer (or a 
> few) while others watch to see if there is a market to offset 
> their development costs.  If they see sufficient interest, 
> they move forward.  If not, they don't (ever notice that 
> Kenwood is the only manufacturer with APRS built in to the radio?).
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl.net
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