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Re: Opinion regarding satellite radios



Perhaps instead of a plug-in cage, snap on external modules that 
would stack on the bottom; use a daisy chain control cable between 
each module and individual RF connectors for antenna?  That way one 
could modify the radio to personal requirements and not have "extra 
stuff" hanging on.  Basically this is a packaging issue.

At 02:14 AM 3/15/2008, you wrote:
>Nate Duehr wrote:
> >
> > I think what you meant to say is... "only little old ITU Region 2 has
> > that band".  Canada, Mexico... etc...
> >
>
>I guess so but I would suspect that the USA has the majority of the
>amateurs in Region 2.
>I suppose my gripe is that too many Americans appear to believe that the
>USA is the centre of the universe and the rest of the world should cater
>for their needs.
>If there really is demand for a VHF/UHF multimode satellite capable
>radio with 220 and 1296 then there are several American manufacturers
>(TenTec, Elecraft for example) perfectly capable of the task. They
>obviously don't see it as a viable product.
>
> > Yeah, yeah... so they can build modules for the bands you guys have
> > that WE don't, too.  (GRIN)
> >
>Band modules are a great idea.
>It's a pity more rigs don't  come with bays for plug in transverters but
>it leads to a larger chassis that many wouldn't need or be prepared to
>pay for.
>Tektronix have made 'scopes for centuries with plug in modules so it's
>hardly a new idea. The Ft-736 had transverters but it needs to be a
>front panel plug in to allow for easy selection of facilities.
>
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