Communication FormatsSubmitted by tpreitzel on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 21:21
I've debated whether to put this thread in science and technology, but it seems the best option. Since the subject of uncensored communications between private parties interests me, I'll return to this thread periodically as required. Hopefully, threads on DP aren't automatically closed over time as this thread could remain active as long as the DP exists. ;)
To begin, many people within the US are now beginning to see the rise of an oppressive state which obviously wants to regulate the InterNet as well as other forms of communication. Unfortunately, nearly all means of communication are regulated by the state. However, we, the people, must continually work to either bypass or mitigate the influence of the state in regulating communication or the frequencies supporting such communication. Communication via optical frequencies seems to be the sole frontier that the state hasn't regulated ... yet.
Although I personally believe that HAARP was partly developed to combat ionospheric communication if the need every arose in the eyes of authorities, new developments in shortwave communication over the past 10 years have largely gone ignored, e.g. the advent of digital shortwave or Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM - www.drm.org). Unfortunately, the Vatican seems to be one of few broadcasters in North America using DRM. With the increased energy efficiency and ability to transmit graphics and webpages via a separate channel, DRM has great potential to serve the needs of smaller broadcasters of our message of liberty. Much more can be said about this largely ignored means of communication which I'll explore in more depth over time. Check out DRM. Listen to samples of audio and inform yourself about the capabilities of digital shortwave. Even IF the InterNet were to be heavily regulated, other viable options will continue to exist or arise with the need.