Re: [softrock40] Why?
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From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 7:54 PM
Subject: [softrock40] Why?
> The real question is, what are you trying to do here? If the objective is
> to promote communication between people interested in the next SDR
> or hardware development beyond the present (which is an entirely laudable
> goal) then hooray! If you are interested in encouraging newbies to get
> involved, then I think a different attitude (or maybe a different group)
> needed. Inaccessibility is not a virtue. The www.softrockradio.org web
> site needs to be reworked, and the files section of this Yahoo group needs
> to be reorganized.
I can second that easily, having gone through the exercise recently of
finding out where to get started. The "Wow!!" factor is definitely there
(whole band at a glance is easily worth the double exclamation).
Receive-only is accessible enough, both in price and complexity. You just
need a "Buy Now" button, wider exposure, and one-stop no-hassle first setup.
Non-hams are likely curious enough to try it on an impulse, as well.