Maybe it is assumed that everyone already has a computer and that
the current generation of technically inclined would prefer a
mouse to a tuning knob.
Or.... maybe the PC controlled rigs should be remote controlled
for those in apartments and condos who aren't allowed to have
transmitters and antennas!
Personally, I prefer a self-contained radio. As you say, no waiting
for boot-up! The only exception I would make would be the Ten Tec
Rx 320, which looks like a great use for a computer!
73, Bob WB2VUF
William Lee wrote:
> What is it with the Amaueur Radio manufactures who think that controling a
> $2500 radio with a $1200 computer is all that wonderful?
> The graphic interface looks and works just like a real radio....
> OH.. HOW CLEVER....
> so does my real RADIO!
> and without waiting for a boot-up.
> Do I really need 10,000 memorys ( I have a bunch now... a new one with each
> turn of the dial).
> What is the great advantage?
> My computer prints out a great looking grocery list but it is a lot less
> time to make one up with a pen and paper.
> Is it a fad or what? ... I just dont get it.
> William Lee N5WRX
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