Packet 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
|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|
Note: If greyed out, current status is unknown.
Public BBS’s in the GTA West.
|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|
Note: Greyed out means status is unknown at present.