check out these web sites. I am going to be adding more soon. I am going to be getting into digital communications this month so if you have any help, please let me know
Thanks KK7MF and KI7DG and everyone else who has helped me with this page.
I just hooked up my signalink and downloaded Ham Radio Delue and Ham scope and digipan, I couldnt get the first 2 to work, but I just tried for a little bit, but digipan worked right away and I got big help from this page right here:http://www.qsl.net/g/g0hdi//sstv/digital_modes.html. There is a ton of help out there, just ask.
The local packet system is node 147.45, location Tunk Mountain Call N7EBB-8, linked to ELN N7HHu-8
for more information ask Tim KD7ADG
The Wonderful World of PACKET . . .
Packet is one of the many modes that we, the members of ARES, use to transmit and receive critical information in a secure manner for the agencies we support in times of emergency.
Although the technology has been around for several years now, packet has now gained favor with those agencies that rely on us (ARES) to deliver their messages in a timely and secure manner.
Because packet is a digital mode of transmission there are three vital components needed. Besides the radio they are the :
A Terminal Node Controller (TNC)
There are a variety of Terminal Node Controllers (TNCs) on the market today. Some allow only for VHF PACKET, others, like the Timewave PSK-232/DSP, are multi-node controllers and allow you to send and receive not only PACKET, but a host of other digital communications using your terminal software.
The computer does not have to be the newest, fastest machine on the market, but it does need to be able to run the software package that you will use with your TNC program. Most of the computers in use at packet stations are older model 486 DX 66 machines with a minimum amount of memory (16 Meg) and a hard drive large enough to hold the software package, operating system and stored messages.
The printer can be any printer capable of printing ASCII text. Old dot-matrix printers work well for PACKET operations.
The operating system should be DOS 3.3 or higher. You can use Windows 3.x, 9.x or any other operating system that will run your terminal software.
There various software packages for any PC on the market today to use with the TNC of your choice. Some of these are TNC-specific software, but many are generic and can be used with almost any PC. It will be up to the individual operator to find and become familiar with the software package that they prefer and become proficient with it.
Most of today's radios have no problem with sending or receiving PACKET. But check your operators manual for the proper connections.
sound card packet http://www.kc2rlm.info/soundcardpacket
digital modes http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/digital.html
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