[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Nov 11 07:22:41 PST 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 08:46:24AM -0600, damon runion wrote:
> Well back in the days of AM and when SSB came out it was the same
> thinking then BUT what has happened to AM . Same thing with DSTAR it
> is growing and will grow . Thats what makes ham radio so much fun,
> there is something for everyone
> 73,s Damon

But the difference there is that *anyone* can make an SSB rig.  Only one manufacturer is allowed to make AMBE codecs, and they will only sell to a handful of approved radio manufacturers.

It is illegal to make your own DStar radio, without buying the AMBE codec from DVSI.  That sort of thing has no place in amateur radio.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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