2022-12-23 - New 7 Watt New Packet Radio Modem, Symbol Limit Legislation Introduced, Technological Innovation of Rattlegram / Ribbit
I have been watching Andreas' "guy with the Swiss accent" videos for a number of years now. They cover all aspects of electronics, microcontrollers, and related topics. Lots of good ideas and very clear explanations in his relatively short videos.
I "discovered" Zero Retries last week while searching for something else. I immediately found it interesting and subscribed. I'm not sure how I went the almost 18 months since its inception without seeing mention of it before. I am busy working my way through the archive and am up to 0034!
I also discovered that each section has its own link off to the left of the headline and have shared that link on QRZ.com and Reddit threads discussing H.R.9664. Your thoughts are well reasoned and hopefully will be well read. My thoughts are that while our rules are outmoded and out of step with the rest of the world, this blunder on the part of ARRL is not going to help us get in sync any time soon. As if the FCC needed another reason to put us down on their priority list. Sigh.
Thanks for this informative service. I was involved in packet radio from late 1987 until the late '90s. These days my only AX.25 activities have only consisted of running a digipeater/iGate here at the farm that fills in a large gap in the APRS network. That is until late summer when fellow Kansan John, KR0L, wrote of his experience starting with a Coco 2 and landline BBSs: https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10417-the-pc-internet-revolution-in-rural-america That, in turn, inspired me to write a post on my blog about getting "online" with packet from rural Kansas: https://www.n0nb.us/blog/2022/12/1980s-connectivity-from-rural-kansas-via-amateur-radio/ Those posts have inspired me to investigate the current state of AX.25 on Linux (my primary OS) and those searches have led to many things including your newsletter.
Unfortunately, except for APRS, anything I try with regard to data communications on amateur radio puts me on an island of one in these parts. My goal is to figure enough stuff out and get back up to speed enough to inspire some co-conspirators, as you so well put it. There may be a chance as there may be some new licensees in the area next year. Hopefully some of them will want more out of amateur radio than a way to get a ham radio license plate for their vehicle!
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Probably better I hold my tongue.