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France banned D-Star, story on slashdot

Post by dseagrav » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:57 pm

The link is if you wanna go get your troll on.

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Post by K0KDS » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:07 pm

The ham that sent that message out on the D-STAR discussion groups said that most of the regulators are fine with having D-STAR and VOIP on the ham bands, but there is one person on the board that is holding out, and I think he's saying that he's a curmudgeon when it comes to new tech:

"We've done this tree time, by showing and explaining how d-star works and why it's ok with french regulation. But there is one guy ... who simply doesn't want, because he dont want that amateur have access to new technology.
This guy is an old hamradio ... and is th only guy who block us."

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Re: France banned D-Star, story on slashdot

Post by motorola_otaku » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:13 pm

This is the same country that forbids ANY private possession of encryption hardware or software, for any purpose. It's a wonder they allow amateur radio at all.
And the sign says you got to have a membership card to get inside.

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