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[linux] RE: Take a Stand

Don dwerts at pineknot.com
Fri Oct 8 20:05:47 UTC 2004


On Thursday 07 October 2004 13:57, Darryl Smith wrote:
> Walt/K5YFW Commented...
>
> >I think that TAPR is a perfect organization to take a couple of stands in
> >Amateur Radio.
> >
> >First I think that someone, and it might as well be TAPR, should make it
> >perfectly clear that the computer is a perfectly good and useful tool
> >in the amateur radio tool kit...the computer today in amateur radio is
> >as am important tool as the "bug" was to CW and amateur radio prior
> >to WWII.
>
> I think that is fairly clear, or it should be, with our support of Gerald
> Younbloods SDR1000 Digital HF Radio, and soon to be the Vector Network
> Analyser.
>
> Each of these uses a computer to do the main processing. Similarly the
> GNUradio stuff.
>
> >Second, I believe that TAPR is the perfect promoter of open source
> >operating systems and amateur radio applications.  Unless more hams
> >start using computers and "hacking" code, equivalent to hacking WWII
> >surplus radio equipment, we will get lost in the technological expressway.
>
> YES.... Which is why we support the DCC each year. Which is why the VNC
> code is Open Source. Which is why there will *ALWAYS* be VNC Open Source
> Code.
>
> >Last, I think its important for someone to look at using IPv6 for amateur
> >radio use since so much of our data communications as well as VoIP can
> >and should use IP addresses.
>
> This last point is the most interesting... Phil Karn, KA9Q and I were
> discussing this at the DCC. I need to write everything up, but this has
> merit. I did some of this work at the dcc, and did find some interesting
> things out.
>
> But there are a few things that need to be done to make IPv6 usable in Ham
> Radio.
>
> Darryl
>
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>Hmmm, now this is something I'd like to sink my teeth into!  What a fun 
project..
>
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