C64 Packet carts
vax at purdue.edu
Wed Aug 30 22:00:51 CDT 2006
On Wednesday 30 August 2006 16:54, Tony Duell wrote:
> I've never seen a US amateur radio license, but the UK one says that the
> license is for 'self training in wireless telegraphy'. Now, I will
> happily agree there's a lot more to wireless telegraphy than making
> transmitters and receivers, but I am a little curious as to what 'self
> training' you get by buying a transciever, buying a TNC, plugging them
> together (and presumably use the standard 'rubber duck' aerial of the
> portable transceiver). Oh, and running pre-written software to talk to
> the TNC.
I'm pretty sure that the US one doesn't say anything like that.
Also, in the US, we're a bit farther along than using ham radio only for
sending morse code...
> There's nothing wrong with buying equipment, but IMHO you really should
> be thinking about doing some experimentation, modifications, and so on.
> Actually, one reason I've never got into packet radio is a lack of
> information one the internals of the TNC. I've not found an 'open' one --
> as in published schematics and ROM source listings.
Well, there's a software-based packet radio module in the Linux kernel.
There's some details about it in the AX25-HOWTO:
Perhaps you could use that to figure it out. ;)
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