Coming Soon to a Ham Band Near You
CWO4 Michael A. Sterba USNR
ars.kg7hq at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 07:57:18 PDT 2014
Looks like you and I were catching on our Slashdot reading at the same time :)
The below is a little unnerving.
Michael - KG7HQ
On Thursday, April 24, 2014 07:51:49 AM Jeff Francis™ wrote:
> And you thought the bootleg truckers and South Americans on 10M were bad?
> You ain't see nothin' yet, if this catches on:
> http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/anonymous-airchat-aims-allow-communication-without-> needing-phone-internet-access-1445888
> This uses fldigi over radio. Which radios? Whatever radio someone wants
> to hook to it, potentially including ham HF rigs, ham HTs, aircraft band
> radios, marine band radios, FRS/GMRS radios, or anything else. Given their
> "target market", I would expect to see a ton of use with the cheap new
> 2M/70cm radios from China. And you can bet they're not going to give a
> crap about band plans and laws against encrypted data. Or licenses.
> Hopefully, this won't catch on.
> At the same time, they've done something we ourselves haven't managed to
> do. With some relatively minor modifications (to make it legal), this
> could be legitimately useful to hams, as well. It's sort of like SMS for
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