28 Feb '13, 7pm

Hacking a Ham Radio

Perhaps type acceptance would be an issue. As hams the FCC does allow us to build or modify our own devices but we aren’t allowed to market them without type acceptance. I’m thinking you would have to take a two-micro approach. One controls the transmit vfo/power while the other is the user interface. The user-interface one is open and can be hacked at will by the owner. No matter what values it sends on to the transmitter controler micro though it will not do anything outside of certain parameters. Something I have been thinking about though is an open protocol for controling a radio via computer, micorcontroler, etc… As part of the protocol the radio would ‘tell’ the computer what controls it has, what their ranges are, etc… It wouldn’e exactly define a user interface but it would tell that this control is volume, this one controls a vfo, etc… If connecting to a computer...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/02/28/hacking-a-ham-radio/

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