Tuesday, April 11, 2023

FreeDV Project Gets Major ARDC Grant

The FreeDV Project has received a grant of $420,000 from ARDC, the Amateur Radio Digital Communications foundation, to further develop FreeDV and advance the state of the art in HF digital voice. 

According to the ARRL Letter, FreeDV is an open-source amateur radio technology that allows any SSB transceiver to be used for low bit-rate digital voice. The grant will fund ongoing work to improve speech quality and low signal-to-noise ratio operation; inclusion of FreeDV in some commercially manufactured transceivers and other development projects. 

More information on FreeDV is available at <www.freedv.org>; ARDC’s website is <http://ardc.net>.