Negotiations for hill top space continue while we consider adding HF to the current 2m prototype.

Radio manufacturers use digital jargon to obscure the actual analog behavior of FM transceivers thereby misleading users of the MiniDIN data jack.

19 June 2017 · Topic: News · Tags: , , , , ,

Two hundred (200) bonus points are available to ARRL Field Day participants who can relay NTS messages off site via RF and VAPN provides this service in the Northern Virginia area.

23 December 2016 · Topic: Bugs · Tags: , , , , ,

VAPN has its first technical hiccup involving the SCS Tracker TNC getting into a strange state where it responds to connect requests with a short blurb and that’s it. Category: TNC – Severity: Block

The SCS Tracker DSP TNC wins its way into the overall design of the VAPN.

Our interaction with SCS engineers reaps an improvement in 1200 AFSK performance in their Tracker DSP Terminal Node Controller yielding one TNC with packet modes for DC to daylight.

VAPN volunteers worked through set up issues and parameter adjustments to arrive at a nice Eureka moment in the progress towards a Virginia Packet Network roll out.

The organizers of the Appalachian Trail Golden Packet exercise switched from 1200 to 9600 bps in their Kenwood APRS gear.