[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR

Craig Gagner crgagner at charter.net
Tue Nov 12 15:52:13 PST 2013

Good One, I won't mention all the open source projects that have died off
because the originally developer quit, and no one knows how to figure out
his code. 

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Goody K3NG
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:22 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: D STAR

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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