Savvy products from notable vendors continue the trend of empowering anyone well removed from cell and amateur radio infrastructure with communications capabilities.

Instruction manuals for electrical devices often take last place in priorities when time comes to actually write them. Such is the case with the SCS Tracker DSP TNC.

20 November 2017 · Topic: Bugs · Tags: , , , ,

Problems with a failing USB connection to our 30m TNC are resolved, for now, with an ad hoc solution of rearranging where the USB ports plug into the Linux system.

Waiting for a spot on the mountain shouldn’t prevent adding tremendously useful HF access to the VAPN system so that’s exactly what we are going to do in the lowlands.

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

Three months after the 2017 ARRL Field Day, several radiograms are finally delivered to their recipients despite the mystery revolving around moving NTS messages digitally.

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

Here is a video of our radio group passing field day bonus point messages off site using packet radio. Gear includes: Kenwood TS-2000 transceiver, but not using the internal TNC as it is not up to the task of regular packet radio use; SignaLink USB soundcard interface; Direwolf software TNC; N9TAX Slimjim J antenna; Outpost […]

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.

26 April 2017 · Topic: News

Yes it’s been a while since our last post, but we have been super busy testing the prototype system along with convenient access tools like Outpost PMM, etc. Some highlights include: Testing the 2m port at both 1200 and 9600 bps; Hammering away and posting and retrieving of messages in the BBS; Using the chat […]