[aprssig] OT: Yaesu to release digital amateur radio gear

Dave dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Wed Dec 28 06:49:25 EST 2011

More incompatability, and an excuse to keep commercial production lines 
busy with kit now destined for the Ham market.   If the decoder DSP 
firmware was selectable and flashable by the USER, maybe a good idea.  
Else, more expensive landfill.

Why doenst the Amateur world look at something such as Speax codec's and 
the like.  More than good enough audio quality, and low bit rates.  Let's 
advance our own camp, not get in the pockets (again) of the big makers.

Rant mode off.


Dave G0WBX.

> Interesting document posted on Yaesu's web site:
> http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&enc
> ProdID=8B1A771611E9963B6AB769C0EC0F6B68&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0
> In case that URL gets munged, go to the Yaesu home page at 
> http://www.yaesu.com/ , hover your mouse over Products in the menu
> bar, then click on VHF/UHF Handhelds or VHF/UHF Mobile Transceivers in
> the drop-down menu. In the horizontal scrolling window of handhelds or
> mobiles, you'll see a blank spot labeled "Digital NEW!". Click on that
> and you'll find a link to the PDF of this document.
> Bob...

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