[aprssig] The East will Rise again! (at 9600?)

Brian D Heaton ky9k-lists at ky9k.org
Thu May 5 13:12:37 CDT 2016

Tom's idea is even better than mine. Mix in some 
1200/9600/whatever-hundred access ports and you've got a very nice 
backbone with good user access.


On 5/5/2016 11:05, Tom Hayward via aprssig wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 10:29 AM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig
> <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
>> So, since we have already shown for 6 years now, that this long 2000 mile
>> linear chain of mountains and valleys can support a 2000 mile network with
>> only 14 digis,  why not establish a long haul 9600 baud Node chain from
>> Maine to Georgia which could be a significant boost to Packet radio
>> emergency operations. The network would not operate as APRS digipeaters but
>> as KAnodes.   As we all knew back in the 1990’s link-by-link acknowledgment
>> was vastly superior to end-to-end.
> Why not go all the way and build a fast IP network? We're doing IP
> over 5 GHz, and while that gets a little hairy at the distances you're
> talking about, we have a new permanent 92 mile link that averages
> about 10 Mbps. (And we do 200 Mbps over the shorter links.) The
> hardware is similar in cost, often cheaper, than a 9600 baud VHF
> station.
> https://hamwan.org/
> Packet died because it was replaced with faster technologies (home
> internet). Let's try to push the envelope a little harder with ham
> radio.
> Tom KD7LXL
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