The M17 Project

“The goal here should be to kick the proprietary protocols off the airwaves, replace DMR, Fusion, D-Star, etc. To do that, it’s not just good enough to be open, it has to be legitimately competitive.”

About Us

About M17

Open Source

The M17 Working Group believes that an Amateur Radio Digital Protocol should be open to experimentation and available for anyone to modify and use without having to pay someone for the rights to do so

Open Hardware

All physical hardware designed by the M17 Working Group is made available for anyone to download, review, and modify to fit their needs

Amateur Radio

Designed by Ham Radio operators with the needs of a Ham Radio operator in mind. Open source voice codecs and digital data protocols for M17 are the design philosophy, keeping in the community nature of Amateur Radio

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Are you feeling code-y? Do you have experience in circuit design? How about 3D Printing? Have you got a soldering iron?

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Working Group


SP5WWP Wojciech

Project Lead

Bare-metal software developer. Radio amateur since 2016. Open source and hardware movement enthusiast.


DB9MAT Mathis

Hardware Designer

World’s okayest electrical engineer. Radio amateur since 2016. Enjoys hardware hacking and RF/mixed signal hardware design



Hardware Designer

Studies Electronics and Telecommunications at Poznań University of Technology. Enjoys playing around RF. Radio amateur since 2014. Enthusiast of Open Source wireless technologies.


OH1CAU Juhani

Technical Writer

Student at the University of Turku and a hobbyist programmer. Radio amateur since 2020. Likes to work on netwoking protocols.



Software Development

Recent amateur radio licensee, but longer term SDR and open source enthusiast.


KC1AWV Steve

Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator for a non-profit based in Boston, Massachusetts. Enjoys coding, tinkering, and playing with radios!

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IRC Channel

We are working hard on the new M17 protocol description. You can join us on GeekShed IRC server, channel #M17.

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Contact Details

Contact the M17 Project Team! If you have skills in C programming, Kicad, 3D Design and Printing, Soldering and Prototyping, UI Design, Technical Writing, or Final Testing, we’d like to hear from you!