Taking another look at Packet Radio

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4KYR, Apr 4, 2017.

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  1. KA3VSP

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  2. N3HGB

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    Any plans for this to creep towards Maryland?
  3. KA3VSP

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    In north Delaware, too far from you (right now) we are trying to get hams interested in a RF-linked packet network using the TARPN (http://www.tarpn.net) networking method. Currently, we have two nodes up and running in New Castle, DE, with a 3rd ready to go online once the virus issue has died out. I have a 2 demo nodes built for demonstrations. There was one interested person just northwest of Baltimore, but he couldn't connect to anyone locally. And, there is another near Baltimore who is interested. More info on the Delaware RF packet network can be found at http://www.depn.net

    At this time, there are several AX.25 and many Winlink stations active in Delaware.
  4. W5TTP

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    senior moment for me...….no, I don't, but I will definitely try that. Thanks all.
  5. N0KEW

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  6. KA2DEW

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    This does sound like a thing. Getting the program to run and calling it from G8BPQ is what we have to figure out. We're using G8BPQ on Raspberry PI. I have instructions on how to do this. I just haven't had the time to put it together. Something for this weekend. -- Tadd
  7. KA2DEW

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    DHL reports having the 200 A3 PCBs and they are on the way to Texas from China.
    I finished the assembly instructions (almost, missing 3 more photos) and that is here:
  8. KK4GGL

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    Great ... now if only I can win a mediocre lottery, buy a house without restrictions and put up a tower, I could get back into packet without having to resort to the internet.
  9. KA2DEW

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    the nice thing about a packet network is that you only need one station in your simplex range. Maybe they can put up a tower.
  10. WW4BSA

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    I just pre-ordered the latest version on ETSY and am going to try it on the B-side of my TM-D710G through the data port on the back of the control unit. APRS and Packet are configurable to the back of the control head port. I hope that I am reading things correctly in that I should be able to use both band controls to run separate TNC's, the internal one and an external one. I have heard that it can be done so I figure why not give it a try.
    Jeff KC1CEL

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