[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR
n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Nov 11 05:17:18 PST 2013
An interesting idea would be trying a FreeDV QSO via satellite. I've made a
few QSOs with it on HF and it's an interesting mode.
Obviously it's full duty-cycle, so any attempts should be limited to just a
few tests, but I'm sure it would work.
On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 6:52 AM, 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.
> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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