So many pages that describes digital modes on HF at a high level, and maybe sometimes giving audio file samples, but *not* *one* document anywhere which details how the modulation actually works.
I've frequently thought about starting a website just for ham radio standards of various kinds (hardware, modulation, etc.). Never executed on that vision though, as so few (literally, 0) responded to the idea back when I proposed such an organization in 2007. Heh.
I'd be interested in helping as well. I'd have to re-immerse myself in the community again, though. :)
This allows that a) it's a project about producing ham radio specs and not a project about organizing a system to produce ham radio specs, b) it's familiar to people that have worked in IETF before so there can be some interop between the groups, c) quicker to bootstrap.
https://hambsd.org/hamdex.7.html is something I've been working on for #HamBSD (although slowly at the moment, waiting for the AX.25 stack to stabilize first), and there are also some standards looking at encoding callsigns in MAC addresses (which I think need a lot of work, this is good progress but every time you adopt a standard you make it harder to improve in the future) https://github.com/darconeous/ham-addr
Very much this. In my article on NgARN, I proposed such an IETF-inspired entity using ITU-like naming conventions for recommendations. Today, I wouldn't care so much about the RFC and standard naming conventions.
1. Prefixed with A, so that AX.25 would already fit the mold. Went this approach b/c "rfc" and "std" were already taken by IETF, and anything else just grew too long and cumbersome. AX.25 vs ARRFC-3 for example.
@vertigo @nonlinear I would like to include documentation like this for #HamBSD in the man pages. I'm adding a new section 7H for amateur radio concepts. I don't intend for this to be the authoritative location for standards, but to be enough information to know where to look for the real standard and examples of how to use the modes using included software, or how to develop software to use those modes.
@vertigo Which modes are you looking at? I've had good luck going to the appropriate ITU docs but first you have to figure out the ITU designation.
Throb is an example; another is DAMA operation in packet radio, etc.
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