Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Jun 29, 2010.
I was the second one
thanks, Einstein was a very fascinating man! i only wish we had him here for help with DSTAR!
The rationale behind the French decision is sound. Our own FCC fails to respond where it should with respect to such non-public, esoteric modes.
France, though, is inconsistent in application of its policy. Why? Well, for one, Pactor III is not an open protocol. One can receive and transmit P3 only via purchase of a modem from SCS, gmbh.
So, is it that SCS pays off the French telecomm authorities or that Icom didn't pay enough?
In any case, to allow Pactor3 and not allow DStar is totally inconsistent.
Maybe, someday, imaginative and equitable solutions can be found to all our problems.
Or we could sit down and find them. An old saying says "A problem is a problem just because it has a solution."
another saying says "a problem is a problem because there is uncertainty regarding the action to take"
as for the pactor, no problem,penetration of the mode is so shallow that it would be a waste of resources to having law makers bother.
I think it may be more the case that if you don't ask the question, you won't receive the answer that you can't do it.
To quote John Lennon 'There's no problem only solutions'.
Two of my favorite sayings are, If it ain't broke don't fix it and the ever popular KISS - Keep it simple stupid
PSK and WSPR type technologies are where we should be focusing our energies on, these are the modes with the highest potential to evolve. I'm stunned with the range of WSPR, what a fantastic mode.
But of course they are, when it comes to text communications. Wouldn't it be amazing to have similar range in *voice* communications? Or is it that all commercial systems go digital for no reason? Spectrum is a finite resource of which our obligation is to make the best use of.
Yes thanks for your agreement they are indeed excellent modes and yes that range would be stunning with voice.
Commercial systems imo go digital for the following reasons:
1. Security of signal content, police etc.
2. Comms companies wanting to make more money selling off good and bad digital systems to fill their bank accounts.
3. Governments who hear the word digital and equate it with big revenue from selling off spectrum space.
73 de G8KHS