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By Adam Curry. Posted Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 5:47 AM.

I've been a Ham for a couple months

Its easy to get your license. The big secret is that all the answers are memorizable Big ff deal

Exciting changes in HF radio transmissions is the combination of the so called "Digital Modes"

Combines the processing power of modern pc's with worldwide communication capabilities

Has enabled very low powered, simple antenna construct world wide data conversations. These are mainly text, but can to some degree be transfer of binary information such as files.

The sfotware interfaces are stuck in the 'old way' of doing things


New interfaces are needed to facilitate dynamic conversation between multiple parties

Some thoughts:

Store/Forward of messages

BBS functionality

Chatroom view modes

Other developments such as Software Defined Radios allow for completely new interfaces and GUI ideas

Miniaturized computers (Raspberry Pi) may also allow for smaller self contained tranceivers and devices.

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Greetings, citizen of Planet Earth. We are your overlords. :-)