What is QsoNet?
QsoNet uses the internet to receive audio signals from a ham radio transmitting station, then instantly reflects the audio back to all stations listening on that frequency. There is no RF. Everything is done over the internet. The result is a simulated ionosphere for worldwide amateur radio communication. Stations can use voice, CW (Morse code), PSK and FSK modulation.
How does it work?
QsoNet works with dialup, DSL and cable internet connections. There is no need to configure router ports. The network consists of an array of internet servers which provide streaming voip audio between stations. After installing transceiver software, QsoNet stations are connected to a central server by a single, outbound TCP connection.
What are the rules?
The use of QsoNet is restricted to licensed amateur radio stations.
Operators are expected to use normal radio procedure – For example:
- Identify your callsign frequently.
- Always be courteous. Do not use a frequency that is already in use.
- Do not use voice on the CW portions of the bands.
- Do not engage in commercial activity. No advertising.
- Do not transmit music.
What does it cost?
- Licensed stations may try the system free for 90 days.
- The QsoNet server subscription costs $32 (usd) per year, starting at the end of the free trial.
Setting-up CQ100 for voice/digital use: http://www.kb3nph.com./HamRadioAndVOIP/CQ100AudioSetup.html
New versions for CQ100 and QsoTV were released today. These versions will work on Windows XP(3), Vista, 7, 8 and newer. The download buttons are found on your account page.
CQ100 version 2.2 (290)
- Fixed a problem where passwords longer than 15 characters did not work.
- Fixed a problem where program would occasionaly freeze for a minute shortly after startup.
- AF Gain and Mic Gain knobs now apply to the internal audio streams, not to Windows sliders.
- Callsign can now be changed or corrected without needing to reinstall.
- Changed the button caption “PTT / PTL” to “PTT Lock”.
- Changed to Inno Installer for better compatibility with Windows 7 and 8.
- Changed to Comodo certicate because of problems with GoDaddy certificates.
- All executables are now signed to reduce security warnings.
QsoTV version 1.2 (766)
- Upgraded QT to version to 4.7
- Upgraded to Visual Studeo 2008 run times.
- Fixed socket keep alive issue (only first picture was received).
- Signed with Comodo certificate to reduce security warnings.