Packet and digital modes


IMG_4477Packet Radio is enjoying an upsurge in our area, largely as a result of people seeing its value as an efficient means of communicating in emergency situations. But it sure isn’t limited to emergencies!

While the traditional method of using a computer, a TNC (terminal node controller) and a radio is the easiest, with modern computers and good soundcards, you can eliminate the expense of the TNC.

Check out our Packet Intro Pages!

To learn more about packet radio and digital modes, please contact Bryan Weaver VA3OG.

Here is the latest on our Packet System:

Nodes and Frequencies used in the GTA West – Updated 08-Feb-2010

Callsign Frequency Type Location Note
VA3BAL 145.630 Net-Rom Node Ballantrae Connectivity to Barrie, Muskoka, Oshawa
VE3PRC 145.010 Linux Net/Rom node Brampton Connectivity to VA3BAL & VE3MIS
VE3CON 145.030 TCP/IP TNOS  Etobicoke Has full service BBS, VE3CON-7
VA3LNK-10 145.610 N1UNO TCP/IP Node Halton Hills Connectivity to VE3INF, USA, UK via internet. Connect from VE3PKG
VE3PKG 145.610 Net-Rom Node Halton Hills See VA3LNK-10
VE3QSK-7 145.750 KA-Node Burlington Status unknown
VE3HAL-7 145.750 KA-Node Milton Status unknown
VE3OAK-7 145.750 KA-Node Oakville Status unknown

Note: If greyed out, current status is unknown.

Public BBS’s in the GTA West.

Callsign Frequency Type Location Note
VE3BAL-2 145.630 FBB BBS Ballantrae  Forwarding
VE3PRC-2 145.010 FBB BBS Brampton  Similar to BBSBAL
VE3CON 145.030 TCP/IP Etobicoke Connectivity via Internet
VA3LNK-4 145.610 FBB BBS Halton Hills Similar to BBSBAL
VE3QSK-1 145.750 KA-BBS Burlington  
VE3HAL-1 145.750 KA-BBS Milton  
VE3OAK-1 145.750 KA-BBS Oakville  

Note: Greyed out means status is unknown at present.