Ok FT8, what good is it?

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by K3LI, Oct 22, 2017.

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  1. KP4SX

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    You're saying Joe Taylor is in cahoots with the rig manufacturers to make FT8-capable radios? Whooda thunk it?
    That was a really dumb post :)
     
  2. K0OKS

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    Maybe he means making profit from patents?? I don’t know anything about the IP status of the technology. Just speculating...

    Even *if* there are patents and *if* people will “make bank” amateurs are at least able to use the technology for free now. Anyway, should people be rewarded for their efforts?
     
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  3. KP4SX

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    I don't know if there are any patents involved and I haven't heard anything about anyone having to pay royalties. Maybe it could develop into something like that but who knows. There's a zillion other free digital modes out there and I've never heard of them "banking". Who "banks" if you run SSB or RTTY?
    Just speculating :)
     
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