[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Nov 11 03:52:37 PST 2013
On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:34:58AM +0000, Rob wrote:
> 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" ???
Furthermore, if I want to use digital voice to talk to someone on the other side of the world, instead of buying an expensive DStar rig and hoping that the cobbled-together infrastructure holds up I'll just whip out my phone and enjoy the greater clarity and reliability of GSM.
I just don't see why having a locked-down proprietary system like DStar is good. You might as well just use Skype, or mobile phones, or CB.
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