[aprssig] 9600 Baud Packet Network?

vk2tv vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Jun 12 16:43:15 CDT 2016

I know that Bob is floating ideas, and that's great.

I would, however, urge Bob to look for alternatives to Netrom which is 
the least efficient of the common networking protocols used for packet. 
For example, Netrom has an overhead of 20 bytes, leaving just 236 bytes 
for the payload. Netrom is also very easily, and so often is, 
misconfigured, with stations having huge nodes lists of mostly 
unreachable stations.

John G8BPQ might like to comment???


Ray vk2tv

On 12/06/16 17:57, Robert Bruninga via aprssig wrote:
> We are not using our 9600 Baud Radios well!
> What kind of external processor could we plug into the back of a 9600 
> baud APRS radio with built-in TNC to make it function as a NETROM node?
> What could we do with it?  All I remember about NETROMS were something 
> like this:
> 1) You could connect to any node and see what it could connect to.
> 2) Then you could connect to anyone in the net
> 3) Such as their PBBS
> 4) where you could see their message list
> 5) And then read any of their messages.

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