amateur radio on the net....available to all

sparkie2182
2nd January 2009, 23:23
try this site of access to amateur radio.
genuine amateur radio frequencies can be used by non qualified opertors using your pc and mic........all for free.

http://www.hamsphere.com/


a must for those who wanted to be operators but didn't get there.

ddraigmor
3rd January 2009, 02:39
Wont work on mine. Get the set up, see the spikes - no audio. Tells me some ports are blocked but I am not that techie to unblock them!

Drat - seemed like a good idea too.

Jonty

Andy
3rd January 2009, 10:52
try this site of access to amateur radio.
genuine amateur radio frequencies can be used by non qualified opertors using your pc and mic........all for free. http://www.hamsphere.com/


It's all just 'virtual radio', you and everyone else on there are not using the radio spectrum at any point ...unless you have a wireless router ;)
Wasn't there another similar system to this around? CQ100?

a must for those who wanted to be operators but didn't get there.

There's not too many excuses for not 'getting there' today in the U.K or U.S. (and a few other countries as well) and partaking in real radio. The modern licensing structure (for better or worse) is such that you can get on HF with a simple (and I mean 'simple') weekend course at most amateur radio clubs... even licences are free for life now.

cheers,
Andy

sparkie2182
3rd January 2009, 13:07
a more comprehensive explanation............

http://kb6nu.com/virtual-ham-radio/

R651400
4th January 2009, 10:53
a more comprehensive explanation.

A small elaboration on Echolink.. To join? A bonafide amateur licence is necessary.
Virtual radio maybe between amateurs but it can also give access to normal VHF/UHF repeaters world-wide.
I have enjoyed many a radio contact sitting at home in France, QSP via Echolink to the nearest repeater to my home town, GB3SB/Scottish Borders.