@teslas_moustache those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. I was 15 when the below went down.
@raye yeah, we've been on this road for a long time. I'm trying to figure out how to blame Ajit Pai, but I don't have enough info tbh.
BTW I'm not saying ham radio can completely replace the Internet. It can't, and probably shouldn't. For one thing, depending on the frequency space you're using, your range is dependent on freakin' sunspot cycles.
But we need methods of communicating that are decentralized and resilient in case *this* type of shit happens. Because it will.
*But we need methods of communicating that are decentralized and resilient in case *this* type of shit happens. Because it will.*
SO MUCH THIS.
@kittenlikeasmallcat I've been really excited about meshnets before. The tricky part was always getting them to go long distances. Those high-gain antennas were/are kind of expensive. Not to mention that Decibels as a mathematical concept just kinda piss me off. 😆
But with Disaster.radio it seems like that problem is kinda solved? It's comparativlely low bandwidth, but it fuckin' works, right?
@teslas_moustache Yeah fuck decibels. Radio in general is bonkers. It's being tested and there's some prototype iteratrion happening, from what i understand. There's a rocket chat i know of where a lot of good stuff seems to be going on in terms of development, but it isn't quite there.
@teslas_moustache Wow, this was quite the read! I don't know if I've got what it takes to pick up radio but this was insightful to know of the world of radio transmissions!
@RiskyBooty I'll bet you do, at least to some degree. It can be as complex or as simple as you need it to be. No harm in learning or even getting a little practice in though!
@teslas_moustache @zine This is awesome! Thank you! I had an old radio shack CB I got for car road trips back in the 90's or early oughts, but added a second CB this year for local bicycle-to-bicycle coms for bike camping. During the George Floyd Uprising we were worried about getting internet & cell service block. We were using runners and banging pots and pans for our mutual aid groups neighborhood watch. Which worked well on our block, but wouldn't have connected our block to other blocks.
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