Amateur radio packet

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Packet radio is a digital radio communications mode used to send packets of data. Packet radio uses packet switching to transmit datagrams. This is very similar to how packets of data are transferred between nodes on the Internet. Packet radio can be used to transmit data long distances. Packet radio is frequently used by amateur radio operators. The AX.

Network Access using AX.25 over VHF Amateur Radio

Digital Data Modes

The basic system allows modern day computer technology to be used to enable error free communication combined with many useful facilities, making it a mode that is compatible with many computer style applications, and allows people to combine the hobby of amateur radio with computer technology. Fortunately it is not difficult to convert an existing amateur radio station to be able to transmit packet radio. Even many small handheld radios provide an excellent means of communicating via this means. As many people already have computers, the investment required is often minimal. The foundations for amateur packet radio were laid in the early s when a group of radio amateurs in Tucson USA started to develop an amateur packet radio protocol based around the commercially available X. The group in Tucson was not the only group investigating this as others in Vancouver were developing a similar protocol. Fortunately the two groups decided to combine their work and the result was the AX.

Packet radio

PacketRadio , for pleasure and productivity! That was when I decided to write this tutorial. I had to give the ham who might be willing to give Packet Radio a try, a head start by taking them around the pitfalls that I had experienced when I set up my first Packet station.
APRS is digital communications information channel for Ham radio. As a single national channel see map at right , it gives the mobile ham a place to monitor for 10 to 30 minutes in any area, at any time to capture what is happening in ham radio in the surrounding area. Announcements, Bulletins, Messages, Alerts, Weather, and of course a map of all this activity including objects, frequencies, satellites, nets, meetings, Hamfests, etc. Dayton Talk This page evolves over time. New stuff is posted here at the top.