Coming Soon to a Ham Band Near You

Don Fanning don at 00100100.net
Thu Apr 24 08:19:06 PDT 2014


My guess would be that they'll also go off band as well.  Why limit
yourself to overcrowded HF amateur spectrum when you have plenty of other
static filled spectrum.  They can battle it out with the SW broadcasters
like we do on 40m.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 7:57 AM, CWO4 Michael A. Sterba USNR <
ars.kg7hq at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jeff,
>
> 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
> > radio.
>
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