[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
n5uxt at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 12 16:00:54 PST 2013
For that matter, that has been a problem with finals in
radios. This is the main reason for many manufactures
to drop support.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Goody K3NG" <goody.k3ng at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:21 PM
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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