KA9Q, was Re: Retrochallenge, 2005

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Thu Jun 16 15:00:05 CDT 2005

>Subject: Re: KA9Q, was Re: Retrochallenge, 2005
>   From: Stan Barr <stanb at dial.pipex.com>
>   Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 21:08:49 +0100
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Tom Jennings said:
>> On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Stan Barr wrote:
>> > I also ran KA9Q tcp/ip over packet radio on a 386 with MSDOS for quite a
>> > while (and I think I've still got the disks somewhere), does that count
>> > as "online"?
>> Damn right it does! We (the little garden) ran a whole internet on
>> 40 MHz 386 boxes with KA9Q as router for four member/customers
>> (four serial cards and four modems, with ethernet to a 3COM
>> Brouter or in some cases another KA9Q box as uplink).  Around
>> 1992. Real TCP/IP and minimal routing, plus local (keyboard/CRT)
>> support for client and servers.  Doesn't get more real than that!
>I've come over all nostalgic!  I think I'll dig out a 386, find the disks,
>sort out my ex-taxi radio and get it going again, assuming there's still
>some activity and a node I can reach from here.   There are disadvantges 
>to being down at sea-level surrounded by hills :-(
>Stan Barr  stanb at dial.pipex.com
>The future was never like this!

What you may find is APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System).


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