Len Over 21 wrote:
In article , Mike Coslo writes:
From: Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1391 – April 8, 2004
CB NEWS: VK CB TELNET NODES ON THE AIR
Some interesting news about C-B -- Citizens Band radio -- down-under.
the United States where C-B operation is hap-hazard with no structure,
Australia has a CB Packet Radio System that
***rivals anything that ham radio has ever set up.
And now, it is being linked over the Internet to C-B operations
in other nations including many Europe. This is making it possible for
Australian C-B'ers to connect with numerous other C-B stations throughout
the world using radio and Telnet. Q-News Graham Kemp, VK4BB, has the nodes
AUS002 Warren reports in Australia there are so far several CB Packet Radio
Nodes and BBS's. These are AU4BNE Node 27.225 Usb Brisbane Q'ld, AUS011
27.225 Usb Brisbane, AU6PER Node 476.950 Fm Perth W.A and AU6BBS BBS
For the Amateur Radio Newsline, In Graham Kemp, VK4BB, of Q-News Australia.
So if you are scanning the 11 meter Citizens Band and hear digital signals,
you know exactly what they are. (Q-News)
I thought Packet was dead?
"The reports of its demise are greatly exaggerated..."
[paraphrase of Mark Twain's comment on his alleged obituary]]
Neither Packet nor BBSs [Bulletin Board Systems] are "dead." They
have simply evolved, changed slightly from their original practice.
Note that Australia is a whole other continent and somewhat far from
your neighborhood. It is not a good thing to evaluate anything in terms
of your own experience and what is familiar to you...and certainly not in
terms of what you, yourself, particularly desire.
What do I desire as far as packet operations go?
- Mike KB3EIA -