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by kb9mwr
Tue Dec 05, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Generic Chatter
Topic: Interesting stuff in "Advanced" Amateur Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 9248

Re: Interesting stuff in "Advanced" Amateur Radio

Posting an email swap I had with N8GNJ: Very, very, very tersely: Amateur Packet Radio was invented by some hams in Montreal, QC. They created some kits, or something to get some activity going. They realized they were onto a good thing and some of the hams created DataRadio which sold exclusively t...
by kb9mwr
Sun Apr 02, 2023 6:08 pm
Forum: Generic Chatter
Topic: VR-N7500
Replies: 0
Views: 10327

VR-N7500

It occured to me that this radio, could be a good candiate for DroidStar and or M17 since its basically a black box and an app. Related is also the BTECH GMRS-PRO 5W GPS, Bluetooth, App Programmable GMRS Mobile Radio and Retevis RT99, & RT78 Rumors are; Bluetooth communication with the radio are...
by kb9mwr
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: DMR/MotoTRBO
Topic: The AUCTUS A6: the chip enabling inexpensive DMR
Replies: 0
Views: 14560

The AUCTUS A6: the chip enabling inexpensive DMR

Technical article on what enables a cheap DMR radio:

https://jhart99.com/auctus-a6/
by kb9mwr
Sat May 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Generic Chatter
Topic: AD8DP
Replies: 0
Views: 10732

AD8DP

In this episode of Linux In the Hamshack, Doug, AD8DP is interviewed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze-OVZ6Nb5E

Cool guy
by kb9mwr
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Generic Chatter
Topic: Interesting stuff in "Advanced" Amateur Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 9248

Re: Interesting stuff in "Advanced" Amateur Radio

Steve, N8GNJ also has some stuff at superpacket.org https://www.superpacket.org/2021/04/welcome-tag-nw-it-readers.html When I read of his latest there reminded me of why I like reading what he'd write. Simple put; He thinks like me. Amateur Radio exists to provide a portion of spectrum for personal,...
by kb9mwr
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Generic Chatter
Topic: Interesting stuff in "Advanced" Amateur Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 9248

Interesting stuff in "Advanced" Amateur Radio

I used to read Steve's columns in CQ-VHF.

He seems to have recently revived his blog that was long time dormant:

https://www.n8gnj.org/2021/02/them-that ... ed-v2.html
by kb9mwr
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Broadband-Hamnet
Topic: Mesh networking in Brown County
Replies: 4
Views: 13292

Re: Mesh networking in Brown County

A couple years ago WPS changed out everyones electric and gas meters. They use 900 MHz, so that band is pretty noisy now. Even prior to this I wasn't able to get much further on 900 MHz until I added amplifiers. The lower you go in frequency the larger the fresnel zone, so I am not meeting that, and...
by kb9mwr
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Broadband-Hamnet
Topic: Mesh networking in Brown County
Replies: 4
Views: 13292

Re: Mesh networking in Brown County

I've tried a number of things over the years. Basically you need to have access to a number of good sites (100 ft) or you really aren't going to get the stuff to go very far. The terrain here vs elsewhere is pretty flat, and we have some pretty good mature trees. Without getting above the trees you ...
by kb9mwr
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Generic Chatter
Topic: dn42
Replies: 1
Views: 6953

dn42

I stumbled into this and found it rather interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralized_network_42

https://dn42.eu/Home