Any feasibility study needs an assessment of the competing technology landscape. Following our doctrine the following figure shows the data rate vs. frequency (as wavelength) of several ham inspired digital methods. This graphic is used elsewhere in the main pages of this site. It shows the general trend of high speed with higher frequency. More digital … 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.
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
An initial request for examination has been sent to the facility manager of the primary site candidate for the VAPN. Details forwarded include: A frequency list to provide the other tenants an opportunity to voice their concerns of these freqs or their harmonics; A statement that no tower real estate is needed or desired – … Read more
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