[amsat-bb] Re: Radio Pirates

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Jan 16 13:13:58 PST 2012

On 16/01/12 00:27, Ted wrote:
> 'I'd take the cheapie chinese radios any day'.
> Perhaps that is the mentality that makes the EU economic model the mess that
> it is today. Also, any, and I mean any economist will tell you that in hard
> times the average consumer (which includes notoriously cheap hams) will shop
> price above all else. That is why the chinese have everyone by the fortune
> cookies...

No, it's more to do with the standard of construction, performance and 
availability of parts and service information.  The Chinese are streets 
ahead here.

It's particularly galling when you realise you could buy five cheapy 
Chinese radios for the cost of one from a major American manufacturer - 
and still expect to have all five working in two year's time!

> ANY of these POS non type certified radios have no place in our community.

It's CEPT and CE approved, good enough for me.

> But since the US FCC has turned into nothing more than a bunch of political

The FCC is not relevant to my interests.  I love breaking FCC regulations.

Gordon MM0YEQ

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