Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hamsphere

I came across this web site. I was amazed how many well known radio amateurs had an account here. I saw a radio amateur from many years ago, in the early days we exchanged our CW experiments with our electronic new CW keyer. I moved out from that city and we have never met each other again. Now I saw his call sign by Hamsphere. He used it for one day. With low conditions and no problems with RF interferences, it could be a solution to talk to other hams. I am afraid that I am an old fashion ham, I like to make contact by real radio. I never used Echolink either, only once when I installed the software to try it out. Hamsphere is nothing more then VOIP, and faking you are transmitting.

9 comments:

  1. Hall Paul,

    Het zijn de ontwikkelingen van deze tijd. Voor mij heeft echolink en ook D-star niets met radio te maken.
    Echoli9nk heb ik jaren geleden eens geprobeerd en kreeg zelfs een qsl uit Canada.

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  2. You probably found my call there. Like many, I suspect, I registered an account out of curiosity to try it out while it was free. I thought it might be something to blog about but nothing much was happening while I was signed on so I never did.

    It's very well done, I think, and it even has the sound of SSB, but if I was ever in the position that I could not transmit at all Hamsphere would not be an adequate alternative because for me, ham radio is about more than making contacts.

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  3. Hallo Tjeerd,

    geeft mij maar echte radio. Het is leuk om een zwak signaaltje uit de ruis te halen.

    73 Paul

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  4. Hello Julian,

    For me is the main thing making contacts. Just the thrill to search on bands, picking up signals from the noise. It's not my thing to rag-chew for hours about technical issues. Now I understand that Hamsphere isn't even for free. You are right about it, when someone cannot come on air, then Hamsphere is a solution.

    73 Paul

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  5. Hello Paul.

    Many amateurs operate with restrictions AND QRP. Somehow they manage to get on HF in spite of difficulties. Not always with great signal reports, and, sometimes, a day with no success at all.

    I don't care to rag-chew for long periods of time. A short, two-way exchange, under difficult conditions is better than crystal-clear "internet" chat; even though that may be called amateur radio.

    My opinion and philosophy only, of course.

    To each his own...as an old song went.

    73 Dick

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  6. Hi Dick:

    as we say in Dutch: ieder diertje zijn pleziertje. It's something like: To each his own. Difficult to translate.

    73 Paul

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  7. Anonymous12/02/2011

    I tried the V30 for a 6 day free trial,found very
    little activity made a few contacts.It just didn't do anything for me.It's certainly not worth 40 US Dollars to me.To much noise and no way to turn it off except on 10 and 6 so called meters.I like CQ 100 better it's more into the ham community.There should be so called bands for just hams then no hams put on a cyber cb band.Don't like the broadcast ether it could be used for something else like A SWL chat room.When it comes down to undressing hamsphere it's a monitored chat room with a gooey simulated make believe radio

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  8. Anonymous12/07/2014

    It is an expensive glorified chat box not radio filled up with mostly non licensed users who are either too dumb or cant be bothered to get a license it should be banned or seperate the Hams from non licensed it is expensive virtual crap and will cause a decline in real radio you can speak to the world on skype for free why pretend this is radio it is not and never will be if you using a ham call on the program talkin to non licensed ops if this was real radio you would be breaking the terms of your license take the test and get off your backside why feed this man with all your $$s do yourself a favour and save your money

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  9. Anonymous12/07/2014

    It is an expensive glorified chat box not radio filled up with mostly non licensed users who are either too dumb or cant be bothered to get a license it should be banned or seperate the Hams from non licensed it is expensive virtual crap and will cause a decline in real radio you can speak to the world on skype for free why pretend this is radio it is not and never will be if you using a ham call on the program talkin to non licensed ops if this was real radio you would be breaking the terms of your license take the test and get off your backside why feed this man with all your $$s do yourself a favour and save your money

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