[Linux-aus] Ham Radio using WebRTC

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 12:05:13 EST 2014

To be sure: I'm not pointing it out because it's open source
(unfortunately), but because I think it's inspiring and built on top
of a lot of open source software (Chromium, WebRTC). Not quite sure
how they got the antenna controls into the browser, but my guess it's
a websocket server.


On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi linux enthousiasts,
> When I saw this coming past on the WebRTC mailing list, I immediately
> thought of all the awesome Ham Radio operators in the LA community.
> I think you will find the video at
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xlc4juU53o that describes the use of
> RemoteHamRadio.com very interesting.
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Rockwell Schrock <schrockwell at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 1:56 AM
> Subject: [discuss-webrtc] WebRTC changing the face of ham radio
> To: discuss-webrtc at googlegroups.com
> I just wanted to share a real-world application of WebRTC that I have
> helped develop. RemoteHamRadio.com is a service that lets amateur
> radio operators ("hams") remotely control radio stations right in the
> Web browser. We use WebRTC for audio streams (transmit and receive) as
> well as data channels to directly control the radio.
> Receive audio is piped out of the radio and into the microphone port
> of the remote PC. When the user transmits, the audio stream at the
> station goes straight out of the PC and into a radio, which is then
> modulated and transmitted as RF to be heard around the globe by other
> hams.
> Jump to 19:55 for an on-air contact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xlc4juU53o
> You should see the reactions when we tell people they don't have to
> download any proprietary software, plugins, or Flash, and that it
> works on any OS. "Flabbergasted" comes to mind.
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