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[aprssig] OT: Yaesu to release digital amateur radio gear

Greg Dolkas ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 07:30:57 UTC 2012

Maybe drifting a bit...

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi>wrote:

> {snip}
> Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be a clean IP or even clean UDP pipe.
> Only a few specially configured UDP ports are passed from computer to
> computer. So, to do email or file transfer, you'll need a special
> application or application-level proxy to get that through the radios (a
> bit like D-Rats). The 1.2 GHz D-Star radios apparently provide an Ethernet
> bridge so just about anything that works on the Internet will "just work"
> (although a bit slow).
> This got me thinking (yeah, a dangerous thing)...  I believe Ham Radio
"owns" an entire Class-A IPv4 address block.  14.x.x.x.  That should be
enough to give every Ham radio on the planet their own RF-side IP address.
Can't we do something with this?  What's it being used for?

Just a thought.

Greg  KO6TH
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