[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
goody.k3ng at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 14:21:40 PST 2013
The sole company that manufacturers AMBE chips used for D-STAR just
announced their bankruptcy and halted all production and sales of chips.
It is rumored there is a potential buyer for the AMBE encoding
intellectual property, but chip production and shipping may not resume for
a year and devices may triple or quadruple in price.
Just kidding. I just made this up to illustrate the problem with using
proprietary technology in amateur radio modes. :-)
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