Re: Tranceiver in a Laptop Demo from Dave Ed
I made a mistake. (I almost made it through the year without making
one) Thanks to those of you who pointed it out.
Dave Ed informs me that the Laptop Radio program he demonstrated at
the last open radio room night can be found at:
(NOT http://www.QSO.Net as I reported.)
It is a program worth looking at during this low sunspot cycle.
From the QSONet.com web site above comes the following description.
What is QSONet?
QsoNet uses the internet to receive audio signals from a ham radio
transmitting station, then instantly reflects the audio back to all
stations listening on that frequency. There is no RF. Everything is
done over the internet. The result is a simulated ionosphere for
worldwide amateur radio communication. Stations can use either.
How does it work?
QsoNet works with dialup, DSL and cable internet connections. There
is no need to configure router ports. The network consists of an
array of internet servers which provide streaming voip audio between
stations. After installing transceiver software, QsoNet stations are
connected to a central server by a single, outbound TCP connection.
The Windows display looks like a real radio. It is cool. --- A
tranceiver in a laptop with no network change with your home system.
All you need is a computer with a sound card, speaker and microphone.
The price is free for 90 days and $35 per YEAR thereafter. (I figure
that 90 days will take me up to first spring Fox Hunt.)
You must be a ham to talk over this system.
We had a fun time playing with it at open radio room. The simulated
tranceiver is awfully realistic. It shows still more ways that the
internet and ham radio can work together.
Thanks again to Dave Ed (AC8AB)for the demo at the last W8DC open
radio room night. Dave is heading south for the winter. If someone
else gets in going on their laptop, maybe they can demonstrate it at
the next meeting.