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HamSphere and Real Radio: No Connection

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Date: 2012-06-03 18:18:11

HamSphere has no connection to real RF. That is, HamSphere is not a real radio system. There are no transmitters, antennas or anything of that sort involved. 

HamSphere is a virtual Amateur Radio environment that exists entirely within the Internet (sometimes called the "cloud.") All HamSphere activity exists within the Internet. There is no output, connection, input or involvement with any real radio. 

Because HamSphere exists entirely within the Internet the FCC has no jurisdiction. FCC rules have no bearing on what goes on within HamSphere. 

Thus there is no FM, no transmitter, no transmitter power and no FCC regulatory restrictions. 

You could say that HamSphere is an Internet chat room that has been created to look, sound, behave and feel like an Amateur Radio transceiver. You have some simple controls (Volume, "Power" and Microphone Level), a bandscope and a DX Cluster. All of these mimic what you would have on a real radio but they are entirely virtual and have no connection to any real radio system. 

As a trial user, you have access to many but not all of the features and capabilities of HamSphere. When you subscribe, you will have full access. 

If you have any other questions, please reply with them. I would appreciate a quick reply from you acknowledging receipt of this note if you have no other questions.


Frank N. Haas KB4T
HamSphere Support


Article details
Article ID: 172
Category: HamSphere operation
Date added: 2012-06-03 18:20:21
Views: 12613

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