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"siegfried jackstien" <siegfried.jackstien@...>
Haa ha nice answer .. but does not help heretoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I asked a serious question and also told a reason for changing
If car manufacturer has made a new model ... and just before release it on
the next car show one of his engineers comes to him and says ... hey boss
... we have now a better motor with double the power and lower gasoline
needs ... what would the boss say?!? Scope creep??? Or would he say : man
... how fast can you add that motor to our production line /new model ???
If the designers would have asked ... I would have said earlier that more
bands in the upper range is better (more bandwidth, higher bad rate, smaller
antennas ... grin)
... so ... WHAT DO OTHER GROUP MEMBERS THINK???
Would you like a 3 band radio (70cm, 23cm 13cm) ???
If you wanna build a "ham-net" hot-spot ... you could use the same radio(s)
for the user end on 70 cm and for the back-end to other stations on 13 or
Yes I know it would mean a rebuild of the tuner and rf part of that data
radio ... but I think it is worth thinking (and maybe discussing) about that
I think if I were the car manufacturer I would say "lets design another car around that new motor, and get this model out the door on schedule. People have signed up for this model and are waiting for it! Some will wait to buy the new model, others will like this model and then want a second car."toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The new motor may require a new transmission, a different drive train, a smaller gas tank, different exhaust system, blah blah etc etc.
And a retooling of the assembly line to handle the installation of the new motor.
So we would never have any new products, because the model keeps being delayed to make it "better".
I'm not knocking your idea Siegfried, just looking at it from my capitalist point of view. I'll buy a bigger and better one if I decide to later! ;-)
On 5/2/2014 4:13 PM, siegfried jackstien wrote: