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[aprssig] OT: DV Dongle a D-Star codec on USB.

John Habbinga kc5zrq at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 22:05:25 UTC 2008


> Consider this unlikely scenario for a moment:  If DVSI decided they
> didn't want to allow use of AMBE on amateur bands, they would be
> completely within their legal rights to stop licensing it that way.

This is not true.  Once you purchase the DVSI vocoder chip you can do
anything you please with it.  You can use it in a commerical radio, a
telephone, a communications satellite, a ham radio, etc.

Owning an AMBE vocoder is like buying a font for your word processor.
You can't copy it and resell it, but you can purchase it and you can
use it anyway you want.  Microsoft can't sell you a font, then tell
you it can't be used to write a ham radio club newsletter.




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