Meeting Date

January 09, 2020

HAM Communication, Skype, VOIP, etc.
by Laird Solomon, VE3LKS

At the moment we are leaning towards how Amateur Radio leverages the use of internet technologies to expand communication possibilities. One example of this is the ability to use an RF based radio to connect remotely to a repeater that you can then instruct to open up a similarly equipped repeater anywhere on the globe and have local communications there. It is basically using VOIP as a backbone with an RF connection on each end. We will also demonstrate how you can use your cell phone to do the same thing but only utilizing RF on one end. ie - we have a member in Alberta that would never be able to get into our repeater with RF, as it is line of sight communications, but with his cell he can connect to our repeater via the internet and it will broadcast RF locally.

If we think we will have enough time we may also do a short presentation on how digital RF signals can make connections around the world even when voice communications are not possible. The good part is that you can do it with low power, 20 watts output or less, which you would rarely be able to do with voice communications.

The Club's General Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Faith United Church, 1778 Nash Road in Courtice, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Durham PC Users' Club Contacts:
Fred Fernbach - Program Director, 905-410-0053
Fred Fernbach - President, 905-410-0053
Anne Delong - Vice President 905-623-6975
Brent Streeter - Publicity Director 647-327-2954