We report on an application of a pulsed distributed feedback quantum cascade laser (QCL) for an open path data transmission. A pulse QCL in the 1046 cm(-1) range (28.7 THz) is used as a carrier signal source. The QCL is modulated with 50 ns pulses at repetition rate of 100 kHz, used as a sub-carrier. This sub-carrier is frequency modulated with a low frequency signal with bandwidth of 20 kHz (high quality sound signal).