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Social Platform for Ham Radio Operetors.

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  1. TA3NHI

    TA3NHI Ham Member QRZ Page

    My Dear Radio Amateur Friend

    For a long time I had thoughts about a special Social Networking project for amateur radio operators. As a result of my research, I could not find a project similar to the one in my mind. What I have in mind is a timeline-like platform like Facebook, but it should only be on amateur radio, not open to non-license holders.

    You might think that social networks like Facebook are already in use and say why such a job is needed. However, public social networks do not provide full service to amateur radio operators and we cannot share in accordance with the concept.

    For this reason, I decided to test launch the site.

    What Can You Do Here?

    You can share things in the name of amateur radio just like on other social media.
    You can create a group.
    You can create a page.
    You can create a blog and write an article about amateur radio.
    You can sell and share the devices and/or equipment you have in the market.

    The platform is free to members.

    I have thoughts about the platform-specific modules in the future. I wish to meet in good works and projects...

    TA3NHI 73
    KQ4GBA, N3VEZ, W7MY and 3 others like this.
  2. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    The description of said Social Network sounds a lot like QRZ.COM...
    KB1MM, K2BKT, W5SOZ and 13 others like this.
  3. K4PPZ

    K4PPZ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's actually more like Facebook. It's one of the best versions I have seen and wonders better than many of the copy-cat social media sites popping up because of censorship.
    There isn't a lot of activity there yet but if it catches on, it would be a great alternative to FaceBook. Did I mention I despise FaceBook? Haven't been on it in over a year.
    K2BKT, N0YPD, K2CD and 1 other person like this.
  4. NM9K

    NM9K Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wish we'd all meet on the air instead. And not on stupid HF nets. The turkey day net we had on here in 2013 was so much fun.
    N8TGQ, KD2WRS, K2BKT and 6 others like this.
  5. TA3NHI

    TA3NHI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi there
    Actually, our aim is never to compete with
    The features we mentioned above, yes also has similar features.
    However, our structure, as KN4QNQ mentioned, is mostly the format of facebook or similar social media sites adapted to the amateur radio community.
    We plan to add many more special modules in the future. will not be a platform for any amateur in the world to give up.
    I hate facebook too, I have to keep it open for ham radio friends only, but facebook is a public platform and doesn't have modules for ham radio anyway.
    Here's a platform like facebook and ham radio modules wouldn't it be nice?
    N2ICZ and WQ4G like this.
  6. PY2NEA

    PY2NEA Ham Member QRZ Page

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  7. N3FAA

    N3FAA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Agreed. If we would spend more time on the air than on the stupid internet, the bands would be packed every day of the week.
    KD2WRS, W2BBQ, WF9Q and 2 others like this.
  8. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's space on the internet allocated for Amateur radio. We should try to occupy it. We should work out how to route to it over Amateur packet radio systems. It has to have been done before. I'll have to look into that.
  9. M0RVB

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  10. N3RYB

    N3RYB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    You're about 25 years too late. Also TCP in particular is AWFUL over AX.25.

    Also I believe that part of the Net 44 block has been sold to AWS as well.

    Seems my A record still exists though...

    $ host has address
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  11. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's more than one way to send packets over radio.
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  12. N3RYB

    N3RYB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Absolutely. TCP/IP however is I'll suited for lossy low speed links and the most commonly used link layer, AX.25 is just not good enough. Maybe FX.25 can improve on that. Mostly my point more than anything, the IP protocol stack is crappy for ham purposes :)
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  13. W9YW

    W9YW Moderator Emeritus QRZ Page

    TCP is sequenced; UDP is not. Any network with jitter or multiple routes that cause sequence to be interrupted, is not for TCP. AX.25, where TTL is set correctly, is a work of art.

    73 Tom W9YW
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  14. KK3Q

    KK3Q XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'll give it a try. Maybe it will be a place where people can go to avoid the trolls that have ruined FB.
  15. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was going to go down that rabbit hole of how to get IP over Amateur radio but then remembered what thread I'm in. The topic is a social network about Amateur radio. A social network over Amateur radio would need to go into TCP vs. UDP and so on. I thought it might be cute to do both, a social network about Amateur radio that is also on Amateur radio. Until there is a plan to make this social network accessible over Amateur radio perhaps we should leave that discussion for another time.
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