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[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

Danny Messano danny at messano.net
Mon Sep 24 05:05:16 UTC 2007

Reading something on one site on the internet doesn't make it so.. ;)

http://www.ccdastronomy.org/D-Star/index_files/Page342.htm <--- mentions the
codec issue

http://www.mail-archive.com/digitalradio@yahoogroups.com/msg12457.html <--
good thread discussing the issue

http://hamradio.netfreehost.com/hamradio-ftopic100.html <-- here as well

I'm sure there's lots of other sources as well.



-----Original Message-----
From: Blake Bowers [mailto:bbowers at mozarks.com] 
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 12:46 AM
To: danny at messano.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

I am a bit confused.

I was under the impression that D-star was an open standard - available at
no charge to any manufacturer, person, group, Klavern, Gaggle, etc.

Doing a google search seems to bear this out...

So what is the problem?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Messano" <danny at messano.net>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:27 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

>I think we've already established that he doesn't care how the radio is
> made, and how the RF is generated.. What is going out over the air is the
> issue.
> I think putting proprietary protocols, codecs, or modulation schemes on 
> the
> air is against the spirit of Amateur Radio and should not be allowed.  If
> you want the software or hardware to be closed source, fine, but the
> transports should not be.. save that for the internet and consumer 
> devices.

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