[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Nov 10 23:44:27 PST 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:14:26AM -0600, George Henry wrote:
> There are very good reasons why no other amateur radio manufacturer
> will touch it.
> George, KA3HSW

What, apart from encryption being illegal on the amateur bands?

Without a radical redesign and a new codec, DStar is just not suitable for amateur use.  Proprietary software runs counter to the whole principle of amateur radio, and in this case the encrypted proprietary codec is quite possibly not legal for amateur use.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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