[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
dominic at del.co.uk
Mon Nov 11 05:34:57 PST 2013
On 11 Nov 2013, at 11:52, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> 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.
As far as I know, none of those work on AO-27
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