Warning: Digression in Progress!
Brent Chapman writes:
> "Chuck Yerkes" <yerkes_chuck @
> # > I was under the impression that you needed authorization for the Gov to
> # > encrypt voice coms, no?
> # When this was brought up before, a columbia law professor pointed
> # out that the government has as much right to outlaw phone scramblers
> # as they do to prohibit people from speaking Navajo.
> You're not allowed to do encrypted voice in the amateur radio bands.
> That's the only current restriction on encrypted voice that I'm aware
> of; as far as I know, it's perfectly legal on telephone circuits.
Now you've got me wondering:
1. Does that mean that one is not allowed to speak Navajo in the
2. Same question, but with some synthetic language that only 2 people
3. I guess covert use of the amateur voice bands is acceptable...?
Just throwing out some hairs to split and some straw men to knock
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