[Fwd: [ANN] Virtual Ionosphere For Amateur Radio]

Mike O'Dell mo at ccr.org
Tue Sep 12 19:01:55 CDT 2006

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Subject: [ANN] Virtual Ionosphere For Amateur Radio
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:03:00 -0500
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QsoNet – The Virtual Ionosphere For Amateur Radio

Thunder Bay, Canada (September 12, 2006) - CorMac Technologies Inc.
announces the
public release of QsoNet, an array of Internet servers that are
designed to act as a virtual
ionosphere for worldwide amateur radio ("ham") communication.

The CQ-100 transceiver is the first software program that provides
access to the QsoNet
ionosphere. This program looks and feels like a real hardware radio
transceiver. Radio
operators can switch to their favorite HF band, tune in a frequency
and call CQ. They
may choose to listen-in on other conversations ("QSO's") while tuning
across the band.
The computer microphone provides voice modulation, or the keyboard
may be used to
send Morse code. Several stations may engage in a round-table QSO.
Operators are
expected to use standard radio procedure, and callsign
identification. Access to the
system is restricted to amateur radio stations holding a valid radio
license issued by the
government of their country.

QsoNet is designed to avoid the complicated configuration of router
ports demanded by
some Internet voice programs. The system will work from most
airports, hotel rooms,
and Internet cafes. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology
is used to protect
callsigns and passwords at all levels.

The short wave radio bands are currently at the very lowest point of
their eleven year
sunspot cycle. QsoNet provides a means to overcome these poor
propagation conditions.

Ham radio is a hobby that has been around for the past century. Many
elderly hams are
moving into apartments, condos and retirement communities, where they
cannot put up a
large antenna and send radio signals to friends around the world.
QsoNet provides a way
for many hams to remain active in the hobby.

Some hams are bothered by radio interference caused by a neighbor
using electronic
gadgets. Sometimes, a neighbor is bothered by a ham station causing
interference. Some neighborhoods are unhappy to see a large antenna
structure erected in
their midst. With QsoNet, there are no real radio waves, so
everything is clean and clear
and the neighbors are happy.

For more information about QsoNet please visit http://qsonet.com or
Doug McCormack, VE3EFC
CorMac Technologies Inc,
34 N. Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay ON P7A 4L3 Canada
Phone / Fax: (807) 345-7114
Email: douglas at qsonet.com
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