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Re: Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.



"John Stephensen, KD6OZH" wrote:

> It sounds like the root of the problem is that the currently available $1500
> VHF/UHF satellite transceivers are too expensive and we need simpler ground
> station equipment.

Simpler or cheaper? I wouldn't find it *simpler* to build my FT-847 from
parts but, like "free software", it would only be cheaper if my time is
free. :-)

Technolongy always lists for $1500 but you can get it for $1300 if you
shop around. That was true of my first S-100 microcomputer and it's
still true today. I think it's the price point vendors engineer for
because it's at the XYL threshold...the point at where it becomes a
family decision. :-)

73 de Maggie K3XS

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