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Submission + - FCC Considering Proposal for Encrypted Ham Radio (hams.com)

Bruce Perens writes: FCC is currently processing a request for rule-making, RM-11699, that would allow the use of Amateur frequencies in the U.S. for private, digitally-encrypted messages.

Encryption is a potential disaster for ham radio because it defeats its self-policing nature. If hams can't decode messages, they can't identify if the communication even belongs on ham radio. A potentially worse problem is that encryption destroys the harmless nature of Amateur radio.There's no reason for governments to believe that encrypted communications are harmless.

See http://hams.com/encryption/ for more information.

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FCC Considering Proposal for Encrypted Ham Radio

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