[OZAPRS] the lost art of building it ourselves
vk5jfk at activ8.net.au
Mon Aug 6 10:41:45 EST 2007
Remember Matt, not ALL Hams have this desire or skill to build projects.
We dont build our own cars, and the parts are all available for such a
project, although on a larger scale.
Matt Howard wrote:
> I lament the motion towards plug-and-play / off-the-shelf technology
> that is apparent today. It seems if the product doesn't do what we want
> out of the box, we just dismiss it as not useful. Once upon a time
> amateur radio was a leading light - paving the way for the commercial
> world in the use of new technology - today we seem to have gone from
> leading lights to luddite consumers - unable to take basic components
> and craft a system that meets our needs - experimenting, testing - now
> we just plug it in, power it up and we are happy.
> We can move to higher speeds, all we need to do is create an
> appropriately configured system that will support this requirement for
> amateur use - hardware, software etc. It all currently exists in the
> commercial world, just needs a few tweaks and then of course, all the
> current systems we have need replacing. And that is where we stop.
> Matt Howard
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