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.
FBBS Packet BBS VE9MPF
In a message dated 19/10/09 Stephen Conrad, VE9SC, advises that a Packet BBS is now in operation at VE9MPF located at the Codiac RCMP/GRC Headquarters at 520 Main Street, Moncton, NB.
Telnet Address: ve9mpf.no-ip.org 6363
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:
- ve9sc.no-ip.org 7300
- ve9sc.no-ip.org 7373
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.
Contact Stephen, VE9SC at VE9MPF.
MAARC, Inc. has donated major elements of station equipment for VE9MPF at Codiac RCMP/GRC Headquarters in Moncton.