M17 is a growing community of hardware hackers, software developers, amateur radio operators, and radio enthusiasts. You do not need to be a licensed amateur radio operator to participate with M17, but do be aware that a lot of M17 work is done on licensed amateur radio bands. You can use M17 on ISM bands as well, but experimentation will be limited to the rules and regulations for those bands.
If you are unlicensed, there are a lot of organizations worldwide that can help you get licensed. Information on these organizations is readily available on the Internet.
Join us on one of our chat platforms, and join in on the fun!
IRC: #m17 channel on GeekShed IRC