FaradayRF is a special company, one created out of the desire to make amateur radio fun again for two engineers who grew up partaking in all the normal ham radio activities. We’re willing to bet it’s not just us who desire change. FaradayRF was founded to change the hobby, we’re not shy about that. This is the master plan we have set out to achieve.
Educate the Masses
Build a New Infrastructure
Expand Spectrum Use
Educate The Masses
We believe a well educated radio amateur population is a strong population. Providing resources, tools, and support to enable radio amateurs to not just use digital communications but to understand their fundamental operation is key to amateur radio becoming relevant again. We don’t want the hobby to simply adopt standards it may not want without access to alternatives nor do we want digital networks to be dominated by re-purposed consumer hardware which provides little insight into the black boxes most of these systems tend to be. FaradayRF aims to become the standard in quality educational resources about digital communications and networking with amateur radio.
Providing resources, tools, and support to enable radio amateurs to not just use digital communications but to understand their fundamental operation is key to amateur radio becoming relevant again
Faraday may not be the most powerful, the fastest, or the most advanced radio out there but it does just work. It’s completely open and is well supported by us. FaradayRF is not just a hardware or software company, it’s an education company too.
- Clone our GitHub Software repository
- Clone our GitHub Firmware repository
- Clone our GitHub Hardware repository
Build a New Digital Infrastructure
The days of packet radio are behind us. Yet, 1200 baud AFSK remains the ubiquitous digital network in the United States. We believe this needs to change. It’s 2016 and there’s no excuse that we are still using 1990’s technology everyday when cheap and powerful commercial technology can easily launch us forward. Check out our Building a Network page to learn more about how we plan to advance ham radio.
Expand Spectrum Use
Use it or lose it. We believe some of the most interesting uses of ham radio actually exist with a technician class license (USA). The future of amateur radio is in frequencies above 30 MHz. FaradayRF believes in responsible spectrum use however we also believe in using what we are privileged with. We intend on expanding radio amateurs access to the 33 cm, 21 cm, and 13 cm bands (for example) without being distracted by optimizing for the least bandwidth. Optimizing for efficiency without the need to simply slows us as a hobby down.
This is our master plan. It will take years to accomplish and we will do everything we can to make it happen. We see an exciting future for amateur radio that involves new technology being used side-by-side with familiar activities radio amateurs already enjoy. We invite you to join us on this adventure.
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Author: Bryce Salmi
Licensed radio amateur KB1LQC and Co-Founder of FaradayRF. Professional Electrical Engineer designing and building avionics for rockets and spacecraft during the day and developing the future of digital amateur radio experimentation by night. All opinions are my own.