[aprssig] Can someone make one of these ?

John Gorkos 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
work.

John Gorkos


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.
>
>Scott
>N1VG
>
>On 11/15/2013 12:06 AM, Andrew Rich wrote:
>> Touch Screen
>>
>> GPS
>>
>> RADIO
>>
>> TNC
>>
>> http://tech-software.net/thebox.bmp
>>
>> - Andrew -
>>
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