[App_rpt-users] Yet another overpriced USB sound dongle

Andrew Sylthe asylthe at kc9ona.com
Wed Mar 16 09:29:33 EDT 2016


I've had good luck purchasing them from this outfit:
http://www.semiconductorstore.com/cart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=48285
On Mar 16, 2016 8:25 AM, "Kevin Custer" <kuggie at kuggie.com> wrote:

> On 3/15/2016 10:45 PM, Steve Wright wrote:
>
>>
>> I detect a shill, and a cleverly crafted release of a product.
>>
>
> It wasn't planned, Steve.  I simply took advantage of an opportunity.  It
> was probably a little premature, but whatever.
>
>
>> While I am able to plug a handful of two-dollar USB audio devices into an
>> RPI3 and use the onboard I/O for signalling, I am probably going to go and
>> do that.
>>
>> Good luck!  Sounds like the millionaire hams love it already!  Us poor
>> church mice will stick with the <$100 solution - that is, for the entire
>> node - not just for a single USB audio device!
>>
>
> No one is going to get rich from a $35 USB radio adapter - considering the
> cost of the circuit board and components.  Genuine C-Media CM119A's are not
> easily sourced, as there are LOTS of fakes out there.  My product considers
> the spirit of amateur radio, allowing someone to build something, learn
> about it, and save money.
>
> If you feel the advantages of this product offering doesn't merit its
> price, that's okay.  But, it does have several advantages over a simple
> FOB, and it's obvious you didn't read about it to see what they are.  So,
> I'll take that into consideration for what it's worth.
>
> Kevin
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