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Southgate News reports that Bruce Perens K6BP will be demonstrating a handheld platform that can cope with many modes at VHF/UHF at the Orlando Hamcation in Florida. This looks like a demonstrator at 100mW RF. With SDRs, quite a flexible, and low cost, architecture is possible.
I wonder which of the “big names” will be first to market with a real SDR design? This could enable them to sell very low cost units, but maybe they would rather shaft us and make big profits?
See http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2014/october/price_of_70cm_handhelds_falls.htm#.VDP48MnTCSo .
This is incredible: a 5W handheld for less than £8.
Looking on eBay, just £6.99 ($11) will buy a 70cms unit with charger from Singapore. Tell me, how can ANYONE make money on these?
Thanks to G1KQH, a link to a review: