Speaking of CRYPTO

Started by RadioRay, June 20, 2013, 07:05:19 pm

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RadioRay

Is it time to dust-off Opah's old enigma machine?




Rules Change Sought to Permit Encryption of Emergency Communications:
from The ARRL Letter on June 20, 2013
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
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Rules Change Sought to Permit Encryption of Sensitive Emergency Communications:

The FCC is inviting public comments on a proposal from a Massachusetts ham to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to permit the encryption of certain amateur communications during emergency operations or related training exercises. On June 7 the FCC accepted for filing a Petition for Rulemaking http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022424684 (RM-11699) from Don Rolph, AB1PH, and put it on public notice. It will remain open for comment until July 8. Rolph petitioned the Commission in March to suggest an additional exception to ?97.113, which currently prohibits "messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their meaning."

"As such, encryption cannot be effectively supported by the Amateur Service," Rolph told the FCC in his PRM, "and this restriction has impacted the relationship of Amateur Radio volunteers and served agencies and significantly limited the effectiveness of amateurs in supporting emergency communications." He pointed out that Part 97 already relaxes its encryption prohibitions with respect to satellite control link communications and model craft radio control.

In his petition Rolph suggested excepting "intercommunications when participating in emergency services operations or related training exercises which may involve information covered by HIPAA [medical privacy requirements -- Ed] or other sensitive data, such as logistical information concerning medical supplies, personnel movement, other relief supplies or any other data designated by Federal authorities managing relief or training efforts."

Commenters may use the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display?z=r63ev) to comment on RM-11699 online.

Source:

The ARRL Letter

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"When we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can."  ~ Matthew Henry

gil

It would make sense since sending encrypted email over the Internet is legal...

Gil.

KC9TNH

Quote from: gil on June 20, 2013, 07:41:39 pm
It would make sense since sending encrypted email over the Internet is legal...

Gil.
There you are Gil. Common sense...it's almost a superpower.

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Way cool thumb-nail Ray, I played with its off-spring.  8)

RadioRay


GR16 BT
PROBA BLYAB ITTOO EARLY TOBEL
OOKIN GFORA SURPL USAN/ GRA71
CODER BURST KEYER GROUP ONEBA
YNULL   BT




;D



de RadioRay ..._ ._
"When we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can."  ~ Matthew Henry

gil

Is that a пеликан case?

Gil.

RadioRay

proto-пеликан   XAXA!

I would love to get only the AN/GRA-71 case for projects - or use it a lunch box that would draw a loooong stare, from a very, very FEW people on this Earth!
"When we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can."  ~ Matthew Henry

KC9TNH

Quote from: RadioRay on June 21, 2013, 01:16:10 am
proto-пеликан   XAXA!

I would love to get only the AN/GRA-71 case for projects - or use it a lunch box that would draw a loooong stare, from a very, very FEW people on this Earth!
Da! Cool pic.  You just gave me an idea, since I'd been cruising for a box to tweak for the impending arrival  8) as well. It just occurred to me I have a really older-style, full gasketed, camlocks in good shape .MIL first-aid box in the hall closet. It will be getting measured when I get home. I think I can swap it out w/o too much drama. Might be the right size; another perk of the ergonomics of the KX3.


KC9TNH

Quote from: RadioRay on June 20, 2013, 10:32:05 pm

GR16 BT
PROBA BLYAB ITTOO EARLY TOBEL
OOKIN GFORA SURPL USAN/ GRA71
CODER BURST KEYER GROUP ONEBA
YNULL   BT

2nd thought; won't need to. The little gem will do PSK rig-to-rig with the in-loading of at one's leisure for xmit.  If you can't get it done in 50 groups you talk too much.  ;D

RadioRay

I was thinking of RTTYM burst.  It's an odd mode, sounds like OLIVIA, but isn't...  RTTYM is all CAPS, Numbers and simple punctuation to reduce the data set.  Also, it's FEC and can be FAST (Almost 300 GPM) in 1K bandwidth.  With synch and ham call, that's about a 20 second burst.  I can see a new type of 'Radio Prepper's' event: "A Spy's Night Out".  We can all send bursts back and forth, preferably away from home - by at least 15 KM to maintain doctrine. 


de RadioRay ..._ ._


This would be so much more pleasant in the company of Anna Chapman.  ha ha


"When we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can."  ~ Matthew Henry

KC9TNH

Quote from: RadioRay on June 21, 2013, 09:39:19 amThis would be so much more pleasant in the company of Anna Chapman.  ha ha
You owe me a box of monitor wipes for that.
8)