[aprssig] Re: More thoughts on Connected Packet -telpac_node
ramirault at erols.com
Wed Dec 29 11:47:13 CST 2004
There was also the TCPIP "flavor" of packet. More than once (back in the
old days) I downloaded a computer "packet" program only to discover it was
TCPIP, not "regular" packet. This was completely useless to me. Eventually
I found and a 'regular' packet program I liked and used for years (Lan-Link)
I finally gave up on 'regular' packet for other reasons, but in addition to
what Bob mentions isn't there still DX spotting on packet?
PS. One of the "bad" things I found about packet was that it was hard to
learn about packet from anyplace other than packet itself ... and most of
those places (in my area at least) were way outdated.
Richard Amirault N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA Go Fly A Kite
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga"
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: More thoughts on Connected Packet -telpac_node
>>>> mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net 12/29/04 11:22:27 AM >>>
>>Is there some web site that I can go to to get a basic
>>understanding of other packet modes (other than APRS)?
> For a quick example, on the air, connect to someone's BBS.
> Read a few messages and send a message or two. That is what
> packet was all about back before APRS. There used to be BBS's
> on just about every digital 2 meter frequency (144.91 to 145.09
> and 145.51 to 145.79) in metro areas. Most of them died in the
> late 90's.
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