[aprssig] More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet

Spider spider at rivcom.net
Tue Dec 28 18:12:25 CST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Kraus" <jfkraus3 at cox.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet

> 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...
> ++++++next response============
> 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.

Traffic is already moving.  A few of the messages were copied to the 
WLnkEMCOMM sig to give us a perspective.  There are vessels down there that 
survived and they are communicating.


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