Call for participation – creation of a specification for interoperability of amateur radio applications

Calling all developers of amateur radio software …

Recently there has been discussion in several of the amateur radio development communities that I participate in about establishing standards for interoperability of amateur radio applications.

Discussion has been around protocols and data formats for amateur radio applications, to be used both on a local host and for interaction with web-based applications.

In the last week, the discussion gained enough momentum on the linux-ham mailing list that it was suggested that interested participants take the discussion to the arswd Yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arswd/

The informally stated purpose is to create an open cross-platform specification that will allow interoperability of applications. This is not aimed at any particular operating system or distribution.

This is still in the stage of having people gather for further discussion, so it’s wide open for contribution.

it would be great to have participation by the principal developers of various amateur radio applications, no matter which O.S. your applications run on. No one knows better than you what would help you make your app work better. No matter what your area of knowledge – logging, sound card modems, satellite comms, contesting … there are probably unique aspects of those applications that should be accounted for in the spec.

I personally see this as a step toward some amazing amateur radio applications, suites, and web-based applications.

Steve AI4QR

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About Steve

I'm Steve Conklin, AI4QR I'm employed by Canonical, Inc as a Linux Kernel Engineer. Interests include Linux, open source software and hardware, electronics and music, and amateur radio.
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