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 voice, CW (Morse code), PSK and FSK modulation.
Click here to see a video demonstration.
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.
What are the rules?
The use of QsoNet is restricted to licensed amateur radio stations.
What does it cost?
Operators are expected to use normal radio procedure - For example:
- Identify your callsign frequently.
- Always be courteous. Do not use a frequency that is already in use.
- Do not use voice on the CW portions of the bands.
- Do not engage in commercial activity. No advertising.
- Do not transmit music.
- Licensed stations may try the system free for 90 days.
- The QsoNet server subscription costs $39 (usd) per year, starting at the end of the free trial.
QsoNet is owned and operated by Cormac Technologies Inc. Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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