Incorporating Direwolf into the VAPN design

Sample log from Direwolf

Direwolf – What’s not to like The more I learn about the various software demodulating algorithms in the amateur community, the more I like their commitment towards using correlation and other techniques to squeeze a few more good AX.25 frames out of the ether.  The Direwolf project appears to be one effort incorporating the lessons … Read more

Adding High Speed Access

2016-02-18 VAPN System Line Drawing

Lately I’ve been asking local amateurs what they’d like to see in a packet system that might bring them back to packet.  A common complaint is the slow speed of packet.  HamNet and other Mesh networks are the systems they speak of while sharing their speed-dreams. Packet systems have offered a TCP/IP telnet capability for … Read more

Multiple port, single node block diagram

2015-08-17 VAPN System Line Drawing

A bit of doodling in Visio yields this initial concept for the Virginia Packet Network. Raspberry Pi?!? Yes that is a Raspberry Pi.  No it is not a high reliability, fault tolerant system.  Plans for an upgrade are already in the works, but let’s face a very nice fact… the Raspberry Pi is a dirt … Read more