Topband: ARRL Board Requests Member Comments About Digital Modes
Joe Subich, W4TV
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Tue Mar 4 17:24:30 EST 2014
> Is it just a ploy to usurp the amateur bands for commercial
Yes - for the rich yachtsmen who buy ham tickets and then use the
Winlink/Sailmail stuff in the amateur bands rather than pay for
expensive maritime data service.
> What the hell is the need for wideband data in the amateur radio
There is none except to enrich certain interests and sell hardware
for a German company.
... Joe, W4TV
On 3/4/2014 4:12 PM, Charlie Cunningham wrote:
> What the hell is the need for wideband data in the amateur radio bands? Is
> it just a ploy to usurp the amateur bands for commercial purposes? And
> there's a heck of a lot more band width available at VHF and UHF! Why
> wideband at HF?? Makes no sense to me!
> Charlie, K4OTV
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Topband [mailto:topband-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Joe
> Subich, W4TV
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:38 PM
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> Subject: Re: Topband: ARRL Board Requests Member Comments About Digital
> I'm sure there are some military/commercial systems that will do it
> but I don't believe that even the Flex are clean enough to handle
> the really wide band commercial data modulations.
> ... Joe, W4TV
> On 3/4/2014 11:30 AM, Mike Waters wrote:
>> FWIW, I believe such transceivers do exist. Don't the Flex SDRs have that
>> ... as if there are any amateur transceivers capable of operating with
>>> data bandwidth greater than 2.8 KHz.
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