[aprssig] More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet
jfkraus3 at cox.net
Tue Dec 28 13:41:36 CST 2004
Yes, unless you consider Hyperterm "special software". Or the equivalent
in other OS's
>Can you talk to a winlink telpac node with no special
>software? If so, then that is ideal. If not, then that is a
>significant problem for a come-as-you-are system...
There is a system in place, Winlink provides an "internet replacement /
alternative backbone" via Pactor I / II / III. Surely the internet is not
down worldwide as a result of the Tsunami.
It will be interesting to see how much traffic is passed via HF digital
modes as a result of the event.
I suspect it will be far more than will be passed via APRS in any mode.
>Those work great until the Internet goes away. In a serious emergency
>such as the one experienced in the Indian Ocean basin, Internet access
>would be nearly impossible. It is always desireable to have a system in
>place that can operate without the use of a hardline connection
>anywhere. The move away from hardline is necessary for speed and
>availability, but there will be a disaster in this country some day,
>unfortunately, that will wake people up to the necessity of an un-wired
I have had a TelPac node setup in Macon but I have no other hams in the
area who are interested in digital at all. Mention Packet and you get a
diatribe about ROSE switches and @#$#$%^%^^&& SYSOPS.
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