Yaesu’s Amateur Radio Division Breaks with Motorola

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After four years under the Motorola umbrella, Yaesu has split from that company. According to Vertex Standard President and Chief Executive Officer Jun Hasegawa, effective January 1, 2012, Motorola will keep the Vertex Standard Land-Mobile Division, while the amateur, marine and air-band will be under the Yaesu Musen banner. The new company will be known as Yaesu USA here in the US.

Yaesu’s Amateur Radio Division Breaks with Motorola,Changes Name to Yaesu Musen
 

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Maybe we should just sit back and see what sort of dumb move Motorola makes next.

First they figure they don't need low band radios anymore. So they shut off the flow of new products in that frequency range.

Then the other radio companies maintain a low band radio product.

Then the efforts of Motorola to get all the existing low band customers to move to 800 MHz doesn't pay off. Customers are smarter than the Motorola sales force. They stay on their existing low band channels. However, they do need a source of replacement radios.

Motorola now figures out they still need a low band radio of current production. So they go out and make a deal to buy part of Vertex. Out comes the PM1200 radio that sure looks like a current product from Vertex. They put a different rear end on it to mate with the current Motorola cables. They also come out with a half xxx attempt at some software to program the radio with something that is suppose to look like the current software of other Motorola products. Problem is the software doesn't make the grade and the techs hate it. Simple thing like have an indication on the control panel that you manually put the radio into low power doesn't exist. Sure it says low power for a few seconds and then goes away. Good going Motorola software geeks. You have come out with a fine failure again.

Yup, it will be interesting to see what the next page in the on going saga will be from Motorola.
 

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Maybe we should just sit back and see what sort of dumb move Motorola makes next.

First they figure they don't need low band radios anymore. So they shut off the flow of new products in that frequency range.

Then the other radio companies maintain a low band radio product.

Then the efforts of Motorola to get all the existing low band customers to move to 800 MHz doesn't pay off. Customers are smarter than the Motorola sales force. They stay on their existing low band channels. However, they do need a source of replacement radios.

Motorola now figures out they still need a low band radio of current production. So they go out and make a deal to buy part of Vertex. Out comes the PM1200 radio that sure looks like a current product from Vertex. They put a different rear end on it to mate with the current Motorola cables. They also come out with a half xxx attempt at some software to program the radio with something that is suppose to look like the current software of other Motorola products. Problem is the software doesn't make the grade and the techs hate it. Simple thing like have an indication on the control panel that you manually put the radio into low power doesn't exist. Sure it says low power for a few seconds and then goes away. Good going Motorola software geeks. You have come out with a fine failure again.

Yup, it will be interesting to see what the next page in the on going saga will be from Motorola.

........Motomutt? :(


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One has to wonder if this is a good thing or a bad thing long term.
 

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Maybe we should just sit back and see what sort of dumb move Motorola makes next.
MOT is now actually two separate companies, splitting into Solutions and Mobility at the end of 2010. I haven't seen the press release; which one are you referring to? MSI and MMI are doing something right as shown by the stock market price increases after the split. Google is in the process of buying MMI (a $15 jump in the price at the announcement) and MSI is steadily rising (yea!). Not so dumb in my portfolio. :)
 
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