Opportunity knocks The curators of the local Fauquier 145.730 MHz packet node decommissioned their system on the very same hill we hope to rollout our version of the Virginia Packet Network. The antenna and cavity filter are still in place. This makes our 2m packet frequency open for use with relative ease. With some lobbying efforts from … Read more
WA4ZKO posted the upcoming dismantling of the various components of the Kentucky Packet Network and other amateur radio assets on the informative web blog… https://kypn.wordpress.com/ Twenty-five years is a good long run and we wish the KYPN folks the best in their endeavors. The enormous contribution of technical knowhow formally contained in the above web site … Read more
We have received confirmation and callsign for the Virginia Packet Network “club” organization from the FCC. This is the next step towards putting some test gear on the air to begin experimentation. UPDATE May 17, 2016: The FCC has granted our petition for the vanity callsign W4VPN. Graphic courtesy http://www6.flamingtext.com/
Several local hams have taken the step to organize the VAPN as an amateur radio club to better organize the VAPN goals.
Successful or not, we will record progress on the Virginia Packet Network on this web site to help others decide whether their locale might benefit from a packet node. I usually log ham radio articles and such on my regular blog, www.hamradio.me, but this topic and project are big enough for their own web presence.