Packet radio is a particular digital mode of Amateur Radio ("Ham" Radio) communications which corresponds to computer telecommunications. The telephone modem is replaced by a "magic" box called a terminal node controller (TNC); the telephone is replaced by an amateur radio transceiver, and the phone system is replaced by the "free" amateur radio waves. Packet radio takes any data stream sent from a computer and sends that via radio to another amateur radio station similarly equipped. Packet radio is so named because it sends the data in small bursts, or packets.
BPQ32 Packet BBS VE1MPF
Telnet Address: ve9sc.com 8010
User name will be your call sign.
A password is required to gain access and one of your choice can be requested. Indicate your choice and send to VE9SC with your name and call sign. You will be advised as soon as it is set up.
Two DX Clusters at VE9SC are also available:
Winlink RMS is also available via the VE9MPF-7 Node VHF /Telnet access.
Internet e-mail server to packet connection is also available. Instruction on its use will be sent on request. “PuTTY,” a free Telnet application and MS TelNet are also available.
Please contact Stephen VE9SC if you need any help with Telnet access or wish a password to the BBS.
Take care 73
MAARC Packet Station - VE9MSR
Radio: SYSTCOMS VTR71A 25W on 147.420MHz (Moncton LAN)
TNC: Kantronics KPC-3
Antenna: Dual band antenna on the tower
Terminal: Laptop using TeraTerm terminal emulator
Call Signs: VE9MSR for keyboard, VE9MSR-1 for Mail Drop
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