Random thoughts and comments...
- : Point well taken, Kurt. This is a good example of where some kind of
: Mirage type amp would be useful. My other fear of adding the amp
: would increase the price about another $40-50. At almost $300 a
: unit, it's not very attractive to the average user anymore.
An MMIC amp made with components from MiniCircuits would only add a few
dollars to the cost of the TX module. I wasn't refering to the whole RTrak
price, just the TX itself. I know what MiniCircuits asks for their stuff, I
also know what goes into them and am under the impression everyone in
marketing has a herion addiciton to try and justify their severe "bend over
and take it" pricing. I got enough samples from them to build five high
power units. If they can give the parts away, why do they ask nearly a
grand? I think they are trying to re-coupe their developement costs on each
and every unit they sell.