Introduction to Packet Radio

DEPN BPQ & TARPN Packet Demonstration pdf

BPQ32 & LINBPQ User’s Group – A user group for BPQ32 – AX.25 NET/ROM compatible node software.

BPQ Node Map – http://server2.g8bpq.net:8181/

PacketRadioMap.com – Map of active packet stations which is automatically updated – Very cool!

tarpn.net – 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

Other Packet Radio Networks

Northeast Packet Radio Group – Purpose of this group is to:

  • Promote Packet Radio as still a viable message handling network.
  • To rebuild the RF back bone in the area for message handling, discussion should include AX.25, VARA FM & HF plus using VHF/UHF and HF.
  • To introduce packet radio to new hams and to reintroduce packet to our older hams!

Please feel free to join the group whether or not your currently run a packet node or just have an interest in possible starting one.

The group at the current time will be meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 7pm to discuss the on going progress of group. This will either be on Zoom or Discord but a notice will be sent out.

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

Maine Packet Network

The Eastnet Amateur Radio Network – EastNet Packet Network

Northeast Ohio Packet Radio – Northeast Ohio Packet Radio

SOFTWARE

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

UZ7HO Soundmodem and Easyterm – software Packet-Radio TNC and Terminal

Direwolf Sound Card Modem – Software soundcard AX.25 packet modem/TNC

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.

HARDWARE

Signalink – USB Soundcard Radio Interface

Master Communications Digital Radio Adapter – Digital Radio Adapters (DRA)

NinoTNC – 1200/4800/9600 baud KISS TNC