[aprssig] Can someone make one of these ?
jgorkos at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 12:36:56 CST 2013
Since you asked...
I¹d pay between $750 and $1000 for an 7² Android Tablet with a 30Mhz-6GHz
SDR that produces .5 to 1 watts out of an SMA connector. Needs to have
GPS, Wifi, have at least a dual core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM,
takes SIM cards, and can take external power through a 2.5mm barrel
connector. I¹d pay another $250 for a 2m/70cm external amp that takes the
output of the tablet to 10 or 25 watts, maybe even with a pre-amp in it.
Bandwidth on the SDR should be 20Mhz (20+msps). A camera would be nice
(since most tablets have them).
Unfortunately, you¹re probably talking $100k just to R&D such a device,
and another quarter million to prototype and prep for production. The
OpenMOKO guys tried this with JUST a cell phone, and never really made it
On 11/18/13, 11:13 AM, "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
>Well, how much would you pay for such a device? I've got something in
>the works, but I've also got about a dozen other projects to work on and
>only so many hours in the day.
>On 11/15/2013 12:06 AM, Andrew Rich wrote:
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