On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Ron N9SZV <n9szv@...
> Dumb Q can the T3-135 be used as a BBS?
So, a BBS was normally software running on a computer with a data
connection via phone lines or now the internet... A T3-135 isn't a
computer, a phone line, internet, nor software.
You probably want to run a PBBS, which is a packet BBS, again software
running on a computer, but using a TNC and radio as the connection
Not any rig can be a BBS, but you can use just about any radio as the
RF portion of a PBBS. The on air speed is dependent upon the TNC that
you use, as it is the device that converts the serial data from the
computer to the on air protocol and back again.
There is a difference between "regular packet" used for PBBS, Winlink,
and other legacy packet modes versus the packet radio subset which is
Be aware that some of the APRS TNCs were not able to handle the full
packets used by legacy packet applications.