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[aprssig] Re: More thoughts on Connected Packet -telpac_node

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Wed Dec 29 17:47:13 UTC 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those places (in my area at least) were way outdated.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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