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Are encrypted TG allowed?

asked 2017-12-16 20:45:46 +0100

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Listen for some days TG208590 that seems to be be encrypted, does I got trouble with my rig or are encrypted TG now allowed. Regards.

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answered 2017-12-23 16:44:31 +0100

Every transmition in HamRadio has to be decryted and open!

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answered 2018-01-11 00:46:22 +0100

While encrypted communications have places in certain applications, amateur radio is not one of them. With that said, encoded communications that use publicly available specifications (like digital modes) are allowed, but not encrypted communications that obscure the meaning of the message. Morse code is technically encoding, because you substitute letters with dots and dashes, but the key is a standard and is openly available. Making up your own Morse code that only you and a recipient have the keys for is an example of unauthorized hiding of a message. There may be some cases when what sounds like encryption is actually just encoding, but such transmissions still would have to occur on specific frequencies/channels and the identification requirement still exists.

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