[App_rpt-users] New Dongle Potential

holldrl at gt.rr.com holldrl at gt.rr.com
Wed Mar 16 05:29:16 EDT 2016


Darril Holland pass way March 2 and I would like you take hem off you email holldrl at gt.rr.com 


---- "Bryan D. Boyle" <bdboyle at bdboyle.com> wrote: 
> On 3/15/2016 7:43 PM, Kevin Custer wrote:
> >
> > On 3/15/2016 7:20 PM, Jim Aspinwall wrote:
> >>
> 
> ***DELETIA***
> >
> > No - it's not a $2.00 FOB, but what's your time and money worth to buy
> > products that are potted and unusable?  Maybe the features of such a
> > device like the RA-35 makes it worthy of the asking price? I'll let that
> > up to you to decide.  I am assembling a list of those interested.  Email
> > direct.
> 
> While I hold nothing against anyone who wants to hack at something to 
> get it to work...time is money...at least for me it is...so spending 
> anything more than an hour at my contract rate, to me, and only me, 
> quickly outweighs the $50-100 usd that it might cost to purchase either 
> an already-constructed and proven device...or spend hours looking for a 
> $3.00 part that I have to spend another 2 hours modifying with no 
> guarantee (especially for pacific-rim sourced devices off fleabay) that 
> it is actually useable (USB programming cables, anyone?).
> 
> Done as an academic exercise...why not?  Putting the bashed-together 
> device into a commercial site?  That's why hams get thrown out.  That's 
> just me, though.  I'm sure the price of Kevin's device, the upgraded 
> dongle from Repeater Builder, or Dave Kramer's URI in terms of being 
> tested and proven working, when what your time is worth is considered, 
> are actually cheaper.
> 
> I helped design and build a broadcast quality 1KW FM transmitter back in 
> the day for a station.  Passed all the proof tests.  But, it cost, in 
> the end, 2x what it would have cost to just issue a PO to Harris/Gates 
> (at the time) for a manufactured rig with a guarantee.
> 
> But, again, that's just me and my $.03.
> BB
> 
> 
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