6 Meter Packet Net

Terry Fox wb4jfi at knology.net
Sun Apr 22 22:38:25 CDT 2007

Need someone down this way, or is it too far?

My issue would be the antenna required to do meteor work.
I still have plenty of TNCs, however (if I can find them)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Gentges" <fgentges at mindspring.com>
To: "Tacos" <tacos at amrad.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 10:07 PM
Subject: 6 Meter Packet Net

> Tacoistas,
> 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 
> enough.
> 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.
> Thoughts?
> Frank K0BRA
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