[Linux-ham] D-Star comment
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Fri Aug 22 16:54:32 EDT 2008
You're right, It's silly too.
I think it refers to FCC type acceptance. Once the rig is in your hands
though, you can flash the thing with what ever you want.
John C Borkowski III wrote:
> Thats the dopiest thing I have ever heard.
> There are a gazillion opensource radio projects currently going on.
> Neil L. Little wrote:
>> I believe that FCC also has this thing about software defined radios and
>> open source. They are afraid that some one is going to do a hack on a
>> vulnerability and do all manner of mischief with guvmit digital radios.
>> Right now they are are saying no-no-no-no-no!
>> Neil, WA4AZL
>> JARS Forever!!
>> Steve Jackson wrote:
>>> If the company in Massachusetts that sells the vocoder chip (I forget their
>>> name) were to sell their chip in unit (or small) quantities, I could
>>> trivially make a small PCB to connect the vocoder to just about any
>>> processor that had enough oomph to address the application plus the
>>> vocoder's input and output. That way, implementing a non-Icom D-Star node
>>> would be significantly easier since the network control plane is well
>>> Here at work, we have LOTS of small MSP430 MCUs and these could easily
>>> handle the tasks.
>>> Admittedly I am a hardware guy so all of my solutions are hardware-based,
>>> but as I see it, this is really a simple problem to solve. Provided I can
>>> get the chips on a non-OEM basis, that is.
>>> What would a good price for such a board be? Would experimenters buy such a
>>> board at, say, $50? $75?
>>> Perhaps I am missing something and it isn't as easy as it looks to me. I am
>>> sure I will be corrected if it's so. But if it is that simple, and if I
>>> knew there was a demand, I'd seriously consider making this board available.
>>> Steve KZ1X/4
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