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As it is illegal to do encryption on Ham radio frequencies in some jurisdictions, namely the US and for less nefarious reasons than you would think, I don’t think this exists for the general public.
You could build something with a p2p messenger on a WiFi mesh network, and there is Meshtastic for text communication over LoRaWan.
You’re right. Even packet radio can’t contain encrypted packets.
The reason:. The citizens own the bands. Can’t block other citizens from the information.
You can encrypt the information. If you’re the state. Or have a specialized license, typically for use by a private security force defending private property.
Funny how that works. Privacy for me but not for thee.
@Unfunnyryan @poVoq The whole not being allowed to encrypt is why I never got into amateur radio.
Amateur radio doesn’t really exist for the purpose of personal communications anymore. It’s just an art/hobby/fun times at this point.
Source: am licensed
Not for personal communications, no. But the emergency communications space is still very much a thing. In my city, Portland, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management has amateur radio operators set up to provide comms support in the event of an emergency (most likely an earthquake). It’s a hobby for most people, but it’s also a community service.
Yes, but in that case you don’t really require much of an encryption
Oh, for sure. Though it would still be nice. We were told during training to be very careful what we say over radio transmissions. The idea is we don’t want someone to learn that a friend or family member died via the news because someone was listening in on our conversation.