[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
pabutusa at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 03:34:58 PST 2013
It would benefit the amateur community more to get support behind
NON-PROPRIETARY OPEN PROTOCOLS and SYSTEMS like FreeDV, Speex and Codec2.
Why subject yourself to the "AMBE TAX" ???
On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Steve May <steve.w5iem at gmail.com> wrote:
> The unique feature of D-STAR for amateur use is that if a user doesn't like
> the price, or doesn't like the fact that ICOM is using an AMBE chip, or
> doesn't like ICOM because they capitalize every letter in their name, or
> because they think that the gubment is going to break down their door
> because they are encrypting their signal, or because they don't like
> anything new, with D-STAR the user simply doesn't have to use it.
> But, if a amateur doesn't like it there is an absolute, gubment-mandated
> requirement that he or she tell everyone that cares or doesn't as to why he
> or she doesn't like it and/or why they never will.
> Steve, W5IEM
> On Nov 11, 2013 3:44 AM, "Gordon JC Pearce" <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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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