Introduction to Packet

Packet radio is a particular digital mode of Amateur Radio (“Ham” Radio) communications which corresponds to computer telecommunications.

The telephone modem is replaced by a “magic” box called a terminal node controller (TNC); the telephone is replaced by an amateur radio transceiver, and the phone system is replaced by the “free” amateur radio waves.

Packet radio takes any data stream sent from a computer and sends that via radio to another amateur radio station similarly equipped.

Packet radio is so named because it sends the data in small bursts, or packets.

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What is DMR?

DMR stands for Digital Mobile Radio and uses the Motorola TRBO protocol for communications. Like other digital modes such as D-Star, C4FM and APCO P25, the TRBO protocol converts your voice into a digital form and sends it out via RF (with other bits of information included) and allows you…

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Signal Group

Join us on the new Signal group, this will be used in addition to the forums for a quicker response. Scan the QR code below and join in!

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Migrating Cloud Providers

Over the next few weeks we are migrating cloud providers. There maybe intermittent visibility of data on the site and CARBBN email. This will not effect the mesh or any of the applications on the mesh. This post will be updated when we have the migration complete.

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WWV Is Turning 100

The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) and the WWV ARC are preparing to operate a special event radio station, WW0WWV, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of radio station WWV this fall, operating from September 28 through October 2, 2019. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning…

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DRC 2019 Hamfest

Please Save The Date Now! Sunday, August 18th, 2019 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm  Jefferson County Fairgrounds 15200 West 6th Avenue Golden, CO 80401  For more information please DRC 2019 Hamfest

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D-Star Information

D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is a digital voice and data protocol specification for Amateur Radio. The system was developed in the late 1990s and uses minimum-shift keying in its packet-based standard. D-STAR was the first digital mode that was designed specifically for Amateur Radio. D-STAR compatible radios…

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