[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube
sparkfel at qwest.net
Wed Sep 26 15:40:38 CDT 2007
At 09:48 AM 9/26/2007, Chris Kantarjiev wrote:
> > I'm sure most of the people at Yeacomwood hold amateur radio licenses.
>I'll be not. Those companies make their money building and selling
>commercial radio gear, and the ham business is just gravy/slop.
So you're saying that people who design radios just got there by
accident? Didn't have an interest in radios before hand? Didn't get an
amatuer license ever? Odd.
I go to a lot of security/law enforcement tradeshows for my job. I should
be at ASIS right now, but I'm stuck with real work. Every 2-way rep I
talk to has a callsign. I go to Hamventions and the commercial guys have
call signs. I used to be the VP of the Thunderbird ARC (formerly
Honeywell ARC) . A lot of guys in that club are Motorola
employees. There are a lot more HARC guys with amateur radio licenses
than with pilot's licenses. And they design aircraft systems....
I went into HRO Phoenix once and the place was full of a bunch of blonde
guys speaking Swedish. They were Ericsson engineers in town to deal with
some technology rollout for cell-phones. They were all hams.
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