6 Meter Packet Net

Frank Gentges fgentges at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 22 21:07:34 CDT 2007


I have been talking with Tom Dawson, WB3AKD, who is the Loudoun County 
Emergency Coordinator.  I mentioned the mobile 6 meter rigs that AMRAD 
has and how we are looking for an application.

He suggests that if we could outfit them as packet radios for data 
transmission, they could be useful due to their potential to reach over 
the county without any repeaters etc.  He thinks 9600 baud would be fast 

Glenn, K0ESA, has been interested in using these radios and thinks they 
can reach longer distances than 2 meter rigs without repeaters.

Can we come up with a concept and do some testing and a demonstration? 
Does someone have some packet TNCs we can try out?

Of course, if we can do higher data rates that would be even more useful.


Frank K0BRA

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