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, "Ken" <vk4akp@...> wrote:
> OK So whats next? We still need a newer faster mode for HF that is
> ax25 / packet compatable for our existing networks.
Q15x25 has demonstrated that AX25 need not be packet. - In fact there
are several digital modes that could be operated over AX25 just as
Tomi has done with multiple PSK streams.
The primary holdup is that most of the programmers who are capable of
this kind of work have been taught to look down on the concept of an
independent amateur radio network in the first place. They have
specifically been encouraged to look down on AX25, despite the
obvious irony that not a single one of them can point to anything
else that does the same thing better.
Fortunately this is true in the great majority of cases, but not all
There is a newer, slower mode that strangely enough has great
potential to speed things up on HF. Have you looked at HF multicast?
HF multicast SYSOPs are currently needed, if you find that you are
interested in providing this service and would like to participate.
There is a special section on HF Multicast at USPacket. Skim over the
articles there, if you get a chance.