A packet radio chat protocol with support for digital signatures and binary compression. Like IRC over radio waves, for the Baofeng UV-5R 4-watt radio.

github.com/brannondorsey/chatt

@neauoire Mmm now tie this in with SSB or Matrix or DAT and whoops, who needs corporate Internet anymore?

@wraidd I KNOW! I'm gonna order two of these radios when I get to Guam.

@neauoire One sticky wicket is that, at least in the US, is you a) need a HAM license to operate these radios and b) can't legally use encryption.

Which, of course, only matters if you get caught.

@wraidd I've had the HAM test in my crosshair for a little while already.

@neauoire Technician class is super easy. I'm hoping to pick up my General and Extra before the end of the year.

The Baofeng listed is strictly LOS, in case you were unaware, but there's no reason in princple the same protocol couldn't be used in the sub-30 over-the-horizon bands.

@wraidd Where are you located btw? I hope we run into each other someday.

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@neauoire Saaaaame. Eastern North American seaboard for the next year or so, then it depends entirely on how adventurous I'm feeling. :D

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