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M17 Project

M17 is a community of open source developers and radio enthusiasts. We're building understandable systems in support of the experimenters' history of ham radio.

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Steve Miller

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Mathis Schmieder

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Doug McLain

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M17 on to HamXposition!

If you're in the area of New England this Summer, come see the M17 Project team at the Northeast HamXposition in Marlborough, MA! We will have some hardwar...
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Published on July 15, 2022 by Steve Miller

M17 on to Ham Radio Friedrichshafen!

Come see M17 at the largest ham radio expo in the EU at Ham Radio 2022 in Friedrichshafen, Germany June 24-26, 2022! M17 + OpenRTXhall/stand no.: A1-330 M17 Team attendees:Wojciech SP5WWPMathis DB9MATHonore...
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Published on June 21, 2022 by Steve Miller

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M17's Current Goal:

M17 is developing a new digital radio protocol for data and voice, made by and for amateur radio operators.

Our protocol's voice mode uses the free and open Codec 2 voice encoder. This means there are no patents, no royalties, and no licensing or legal barriers to scratch-building your own radio or modifying one you already own.

This freedom to build, understand, and innovate is core to amateur radio, but has been missing from the commercially available digital voice modes. This is part of why amateur radio digital voice modes have largely stagnated since the 1990s and we're almost wholly dependent on commercial products that aren't well designed for amateur radio users.

M17 is about unlocking the capabilities that amateur radio hardware should already have.

Here you will find people working on radio hardware designs that can be copied and built by anyone, software that anyone has the freedom to modify and share to suit their own needs, and other open systems that respect your freedom to tinker.

Our team

Steve Miller

Admin
Beep, beep!

Mathis Schmieder

Core Contributor

Doug McLain

Core Contributor

Rob Riggs

Core Contributor

Tom Early

Core Contributor