[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube
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
I've not looked at the video yet.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AE5PL Lists [mailto:HamLists at ametx.com]
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> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube
> > -----Original Message-----
> > 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?).
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl.net
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