Introduction to Packet Radio

DEPN BPQ & TARPN Packet Demonstration pdf

BPQ Node Map – – Map of active packet stations which is automatically updated – Very cool! – Everything you’ll need to know about TARPN packet networking.

TARPN Email Group – A place for discussing the creation and operation of an over-the-air social network, based on VHF/UHF packet networking on Amateur Radio and ISM-band systems, built for educational, hobby and emergency preparedness purposes.   This group is about making a new network that is divorced from commercial communications.

NinoTNC Support Reflector – Technical support for the TARPN NinoTNC

TARPN Node in the DEPN Network

TARPN Node Configuration in the DEPN network – Details on how to configure users, BBS, Chat and forwarding for TARPN Nodes in the DEPN Network.

Other Packet Radio Networks

North Carolina Off-The-Grid Social Network – North Carolina packet radio network

Virginia Packet Network – The Virginia Packet Network (VAPN) is an AX.25/802.11 hybrid RF only system serving amateur radio interests in and around northern Virginia.

ARRL Michigan Section Digital Radio Group


TARPN – Terrestrial Amateur Radio Packet Networking

G8BPQ Packet Node/BBS/Chat

QtTermTCP – QtTermTCP is a multi-platform version of BPQTermTCP. There are versions for Windows, Linux and Android.

JNOS-2.0 Full-Service BBS Software

Winlink Global Radio Email – a network of amateur radio and authorized government-licensed stations that provides worldwide radio email using radio

Putty – PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client with serial communications capabilities.

Outpost Packet Message Manager – Outpost is a Windows-based packet message client that lets you send and receive packet messages with almost any Amateur Radio Bulletin Board System (BBS) or TNC Personal Mail Box.
Outpost video tutorials available here.