Packet Radio (was:Re: Modem tones over television or radio)

From: Jason Willgruber <>
Date: Fri Dec 18 01:20:59 1998

Now that we seem to have drifted to the topic of Packet radio, I was
wondering if anyone knew where I could pick up an inexpensive box (not sure
what they're called - the packet converter?). Even an old, "obsolete one
would be good, since I was going to try to connect it to a 286 or 8088
laptop (probably 8088 Zenith).

Happy Holidaze,
                 -Jason Willgruber
                  ICQ#: 1730318
-----Original Message-----
From: John Lawson <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Thursday, December 17, 1998 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: Modem tones over television or radio
>  Ummm, Bill...  you mean the Navy had AX.25 protcol damn near 40
>years before Bolt Beranek and Newman....?
>  Now *Baudot* Teletype over radio...maybe, and I'd like to see that
>document, since I love the "green keys" and run RTTY more than voice,
>but AFAIK, the Tuscon Amateur Packet Radio club first transmitted
>AX.25 over radio in the late 70s / early 80s, and did so only after
>the advent of easily-available microprocessors to implement the
>Packet Assembler/Disassembler function.
>  Cheers and Best of the Season to All:
>  John
Received on Fri Dec 18 1998 - 01:20:59 GMT

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