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There is a discussion going on in the General Preparedness forum: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=89344 that ended up talking about encryption.

I have heard that it is possible to connect to the Internet via HAM radio, in that thread, it has been discussed that you cannot encrypt communications on any HAM bands.

How would you be able to surf the web (ex. shop) or check your email if it were on a server that used SSL?

Any ideas/info would be greatly appreciated from the HAMS.
 

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You can't realy connect to the Internet via ham. What they do is do a VOIP (Voice over internet Protocol) and forward voice communication over the internet to another repeater somewhere in the world and then you can talk with someone on that reapeater from you home station.
 

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I get what you are saying. Yaesu using a technology called WIRES.

But there are products by companies like ICOM called D-Star. http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0091star.html

I've also seen on numerous sites about the abilities of using HAM equipment to connect you to the Internet with speeds around the same as ISDN.

Not saying you are wrong, just trying to find out info on this topic because I am getting interested in HAM Communications.
 

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I get what you are saying. Yaesu using a technology called WIRES.

But there are products by companies like ICOM called D-Star. http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0091star.html

I've also seen on numerous sites about the abilities of using HAM equipment to connect you to the Internet with speeds around the same as ISDN.

Not saying you are wrong, just trying to find out info on this topic because I am getting interested in HAM Communications.
If you are in the least bit interested the best thing you could do is get the study manuals take the tests and get licensed. It will make getting the information you seek that much easier.
 

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Encyrption as it relates to Amateur Radio

There is a discussion going on in the General Preparedness forum: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=89344 that ended up talking about encryption.

I have heard that it is possible to connect to the Internet via HAM radio, in that thread, it has been discussed that you cannot encrypt communications on any HAM bands.

How would you be able to surf the web (ex. shop) or check your email if it were on a server that used SSL?

Any ideas/info would be greatly appreciated from the HAMS.
Read these.

http://kb9mwr.blogspot.com/2007/10/encryption-and-ham-radio.html

http://www.qsl.net/kb9mwr/projects/wireless/clarify.html

http://www.qsl.net/kb9mwr/projects/wireless/Data Encryption is Legal.pdf
 

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Actually, you can send and recieve email via HF with use of Winlink stations. While this is mostly used for maritime use, it also has other EMCOM applications.

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I have heard that it is possible to connect to the Internet via HAM radio, in that thread, it has been discussed that you cannot encrypt communications on any HAM bands.
If you mean use ham radio to connect as a replacement for wifi/broadband or dialup then your answer is NO you can use ham radio for that function. Yes you can connect ham radio via the internet to link remote stations and yes you can send email via ham that that will end up on the internet and you can even run tcp/ip over ham radio but in most cases is slow, VERY slow by broadband standards, dialup speeds are faster than most ham internet access. Connects are NOT intended to be a replacement for traditional internet access. They designed for low volume and/or emergency messages only.
 

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That would have to be in a language only you and the other party know.
Now what I am thinking is a hardware based scrambling solution with keys which only the 2 receivers possess (and which would have to be known in a separate solution). Each radio would have to be able to scramble and descramble the audio in real time.
The govt and their black budget uses stuff like this as party favors I would bet. I want cell phones that do this first though. This BS about how everybody and their big brother can listen in while you get stuck with a contract is pathetic.
 
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