The Two Bobs Try Skype

Skype has become a household word in the computer world. This communication app was designed originally in Europe, but has since been taken over by Microsoft. This voice-over-internet program provides high-quality audio and video communication in a simple and easy to use form. In fact, it can be downloaded and operational in a matter of 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 Skype 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 has brought ordinary people closer together and…without the need for special knowledge.

Thomann and Bob Zanotti decided to put Skype through its paces when it was still quite new.