[amsat-bb] Re: Wish List, The Ideal VHF/UHF Sat Rig

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Mar 1 13:33:16 PST 2010

On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 21:30 +0100, francesco messineo wrote:
> Hello,
> beeing an engineer (RF/telecom) and V/UHF (and sat) addicted, I'm
> always thinkin about this very same issue, but I think that the best
> RTX would come from a bunch of engineers with an "open source" like
> project, not from one of the current manufacturers.

How I wish Motorola would open-source their firmware for their
commercial radios.  I spent a whole day working around *stupid* bugs in
Mototrbo radios, that I'm pretty certain I could have fixed properly in
the same amount of time given access to the appropriate developer
toolchain and source.

I'm still stuck with a crash bug triggered by trying to clear an
Emergency button activation - so when you hit your "emergency" button
the dispatcher radio resets itself.  Ooooh-kay, I'll just file a bug...
oh no I won't, because I can't and Motorola do not welcome any comments
about software or hardware defects.  Great job, guys.

Gordon MM0YEQ 

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