I will be upgrading my Global Voice and Digital Communications Station over the winter. My current station uses a rugged highly reliable long range HAM radio used by the Japanese Self Defense Forces. This basic radio is robust and gives me global communications capability but is limited in terms of digital connectivity. My next radio will seamlessly interface with my computer network and dramatically increase my global broadcast capability. Right now I limit myself to close range communication out to 1000 miles. With my radio upgrade I will expanding my communications range to the Global Level with both voice and digital communications.