479Re: Kantronics, Kam XL
- Oct 12, 2006
> Jose A. Amador wrote:There is no point to either -- they are costly proprietary
> Could I suggest that PAX/PAX2 be considered as candidate
> modems formats?
formats -- contrary to good sense and Ham tradition.
Many manufacturers have tried the proprietary mode
idea and all have failed. Kantronics among them,
more recently joined by Alinco, Kenwood, and Icom's
competing VHF/UHF digital and linking schemes.
Ham radio needs a non-proprietary foundation same
as in the Internet realm, e.g. IEEE 802.11 and others.
We need a robust format that is 100% non-proprietary:
1. All of the code is published and anyone is
allowed to base apps on it.
2. No exclusive source hardware requirement.
3. Cross-OS platform compatible -- Apple, Linux, and MS.
Only then will we have something likely to earn the
support of the majority of digital mode Ham ops and
only then can we move into the digital mode future
working together vs divided and making inefficient
use of fragmented development resources.
Thanks! & 73,
... somewhere in FL
URL: bibleseven (dot) com
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