The Two Bobs Try Skype

Skype is the name of a European software that is revolutionizing international communication. This voice-over-Internet program provides high-quality audio communication in a simple and easy to use form. In fact, it can be downloaded and operational in a mere 10 minutes.

All that is required is a modern PC and broadband Internet connection, and a headset, or external microphone and speaker set.

The best part is that the basic Skype program is reliable and absolutely free of charge between registered users.

Skype, and a similar software for licensed radio hams called Echolink, are often cited as the cause for a decline in amateur radio. There is no doubt, however, that voice-over Internet technology is bringing ordinary people closer together and…without the need for special knowledge.

Thomann and Bob Zanotti decided to put Skype through its paces.

Judge for yourself.