What killed Ham Radio? Exactly?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KB9BVN, Apr 25, 2021.

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  1. G8FXC

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    The internet, doubly... It removes a lot of the WOW factor of radio communications, but it is also responsible for a large part of the RFI here that is destroying radio communications. The VDSL protocols that are now widely used in Britain, at least, cram 100MBps down a copper pair designed to carry 4kHz audio and the leakage is very high!

    Martin (G8FXC)
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  2. K8XG

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    That is an ongoing joke here, HI HI
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  3. KA8NCR

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    You want him to apologize for one of the longest running jokes on teh zed?
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  4. KI5PLE

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    I politely but firmly disagree with this. Digital voice is just another way to transfer voice over RF. In a simplex or conventional repeater use case, it is functionally very similar to FM voice, with the addition of limited data applications.
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  5. AJ2I

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    This 1000%. Try to explain ham radio to someone that knows nothing about it. They can't wrap their head around the concept of talking on a radio.

    Although, I still can't wrap my head around "You're 5/9, 7 3." NEXT
  6. KC2SIZ

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    It can be just this, yes. However, 99.9% of the time, it is actually used with a hotspot and internet connection.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2021
  7. W7IMM

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    It's going to outlive most of the people here commenting on it's "demise"!!
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  8. KA8NCR

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    None of us are as exciting to talk to as we think we are. I can only handle so many weather reports and brag tapes.
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  9. K8XG

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    Depends on the town, our DMR and 3 fusions repeaters are used often for local and regional work.
    Once in a while we might spin it up on a nationwide Room or Talk Group.
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  10. AJ2I

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    Good Points.
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