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[aprssig] OT: DV Dongle a D-Star codec on USB.

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 16:49:22 UTC 2008


On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 11:44 AM, John Habbinga <kc5zrq at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just that the DVSI
>>> AMBE2000 chip is I guess a single uniquely sourced part.
>>
>> Add to that: proprietary, closed source.  IMO, it has no business in ham radio.
>
> ???  What ham radio on the market today doesn't have a piece of
> proprietary hardware in it?  That new IC-746 Pro you just bought, I
> guess it has no business in ham radio, the DSP chips in there are
> proprietary!

Right, but the underlying technology/protocols are not proprietary.
This CODEC is.

-Jason
kg4wsv




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