Date: September 2022
The M17 Project is developing a new digital communications protocol, similar to D-STAR or DMR, but fully open source, for the amateur radio community.
This grant is intended to advance all aspects of the project, including:
- Reflector protocol and linking.
- Packet mode.
- File transfer.
- Publishing research papers
- Getting the protocol through an official standardization process.
- Developing open hardware implementations that support M17.
- Repeater maintenance.
Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC e.V.) took on fiscal sponsorship for the scope of this grant in 2022. The M17 Project was originally awarded for $250,000 in 2021 with Open Research Institute as fiscal sponsor. The $228,000 amount listed here reflects the amount of funds transferred to DARC to continue the project, especially its EU-based endeavors.
Learn more at: https://m17project.org.