• BBS over Ham Radio

    From Angela Morley@1:275/93 to All on Sat May 12 20:30:13 2018
    I'm very interested in ham radio, bbs, and emergency communications. I'm wondering if I can merge these topics together -- is it possible to run a BBS server over amateur radio frequencies? How would you set it up? Would you need to configure a duplex system, or would a simplex AX.25 system work? Are there any examples of this working already?
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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Angela Morley on Sun May 13 14:27:27 2018
    On 05/12/18, Angela Morley pondered and said...

    I'm very interested in ham radio, bbs, and emergency communications. I'm wondering if I can merge these topics together -- is it possible to run
    a BBS server over amateur radio frequencies? How would you set it up? Would you need to configure a duplex system, or would a simplex AX.25 system work? Are there any examples of this working already?

    ditto and ideally using mystic bbs

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  • From Angela Morley@1:275/93 to Paul Hayton on Sun May 13 08:10:08 2018
    Re: Re: BBS over Ham Radio
    By: Paul Hayton to Angela Morley on Sun May 13 2018 02:27 pm

    I've been mulling over the concept of how to use BBS over HAM for the last 24 hours, sleepless nights much. There's a lot of people who have been using the 16 bit windows binaries from back in the day, which I think don't quite cut it with modern use. But then it hit me...

    Instead of using Telnet or any other TCP layer link, what if you just sent your terminal keystrokes directly to the server over an FSK type connection. What if you could just fire up FLDIGI and access BBS text raw from that output?

    I was racking my brain on all kinds of ways to hook up com ports and other stuff. None of that is necessary if you're just using a digital key program like this. Food for thought?
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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Angela Morley on Sun May 13 07:50:00 2018
    05-12-18 20:30 Angela Morley wrote to All about BBS over Ham Radio
    Howdy! Angela (and Paul),

    @MSGID: <5AF7AA58.1869.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    I'm very interested in ham radio, bbs, and emergency communications.
    I'm wondering if I can merge these topics together -- is it possible to run a BBS server over amateur radio frequencies? How would you set it
    up? Would you need to configure a duplex system, or would a simplex
    AX.25 system work? Are there any examples of this working already?

    In the 1970's some Hams ran BBS's on 2 Meters but they wasn't connected
    to the outside world as the Dial-Up BBS's ( and now the Internet) are.

    In my area those BBS's were ran on APPLE ][, Atari 400, Radio Shack TRS-80
    and Commodore 64 PCs.

    The Packet Radio BBS I could access was on 2 Meters and 20 Meters, but
    again it was not connected to the Outside World (Dial-Up or Internet).

    I used a Commodore 64 with a 555 I.C. circuit as an audio frequency shift
    keyer and a RTTY Modem circuit I found in Popular Electronics magazine
    to connect to the 2 Meter BBS's.

    For 2 Meter Packet I used the Digicom II software on my Commodore 64 with
    a homebrew Digicom Modem connected to the Cassette Interface on the back
    of the Commodore 64 PC.

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Angela Morley on Sun May 13 11:15:40 2018

    On 2018 May 12 20:30:12, you wrote to All:

    I'm very interested in ham radio, bbs, and emergency communications. I'm wondering if I can merge these topics together -- is it possible to run a BBS server over amateur radio frequencies? How would you set it up? Would you need to configure a duplex system, or would a simplex AX.25 system work? Are there any examples of this working already?

    AFAIK, synchronet has this available... i believe sbbs' implementation does to AX.25 but it would be better to post in one of the SYNCHRONET echos to inquire... i do know that you have to have a valid radio license if you transmit anything... depending on where you are, listening is not illegal...

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to mark lewis on Mon May 14 08:16:00 2018
    mark lewis wrote to Angela Morley <=-

    AFAIK, synchronet has this available... i believe sbbs' implementation does to AX.25 but it would be better to post in one of the SYNCHRONET echos to inquire... i do know that you have to have a valid radio

    Some clever people have come up with a way to use ax25d to bring up Synchronet for incoming AX.25 connections (I don't see why this couldn't be done for other BBS software). One unresolved issue though is file transfer protocols. I don't fancy reading echomail over 1200 bps half duplex! :D Being able to download a QWK packet would be nice. :) At least if you have IP, you can use FTP, which does work well over packet radio. I have a 44.x subnet, which I can put a BBS on. A few of the local hams are keen on playing packet radio again. I have a LinBPQ node running (complete with packet TNC), just have to hook it up to a radio, so it can be accessed over the air.

    license if you transmit anything... depending on where you are,
    listening is not illegal...

    Even in countries that restrict listening, ham radio is often exempt from such restrictions and can be publicly monitored.


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  • From Angela Morley@1:275/93 to Tony Langdon on Mon May 14 12:15:32 2018
    Re: Re: BBS over Ham Radio
    By: Tony Langdon to mark lewis on Mon May 14 2018 08:16 am

    Some clever people have come up with a way to use ax25d to bring up Synchron for incoming AX.25 connections (I don't see why this couldn't be done for ot

    Yeah, I've been searching high and low for information about how to set something like this up, and I'd really like to make it work with Synchronet, since it's relatively modern software. Problem is, much of the packet radio information out there is way more complicated than I can easily understand.
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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Angela Morley on Tue May 15 08:30:00 2018
    Angela Morley wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Yeah, I've been searching high and low for information about how to set something like this up, and I'd really like to make it work with Synchronet, since it's relatively modern software. Problem is, much of
    the packet radio information out there is way more complicated than I
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    (1:275/93)

    Yes, best place to ask would be in the SYNCHRONET echo on Fidonet, or in the DOVENet ham radio echo. But Synchronet has been put on AX.25, that much I do know and it is in my todo list. :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ANGELA MORLEY on Sun May 13 11:29:00 2018
    I'm very interested in ham radio, bbs, and emergency communications. I'm AM>wondering if I can merge these topics together -- is it possible to run a BB AM>server over amateur radio frequencies? How would you set it up? Would you ne AM>to configure a duplex system, or would a simplex AX.25 system work? Are ther AM>any examples of this working already?

    First and foremost, you would obviously need to be a licensed amateur
    radio operator of the appropriate class. If you plan to operate in the
    VHF bands, you need at minimum, the Technician Class license. But, to
    operate HF, you need a General or Amateur Extra Class license.

    Local groups of ham radio operators give the exams now...and usually
    once a month in or near you. The FCC used to do that a long time ago,
    when they came to the State Capitol Federal Building maybe 3 times a
    year. You had to pass the Morse Code Test FIRST, or you were sent home.
    There is no longer a Morse Code Requirement for any ham radio license in
    the United States. You can still learn it and use it, but you no longer
    have to prove that you know it.

    An overview of ham radio, plus 10 study options, what to expect at a
    license exam session, etc. (for the U.S. and its territories) is located
    at http://www.theweatherwonder.com/hamradio.htm

    Second, there are several options for an RF system. You can run a true
    packet BBS, with software such as MSYS (an older one), F6BB, and
    software by W0RLI and W2XO. There are several other packages out
    there now. Go to www.tapr.org/pr_links.html for more info. These all
    require a rig and a TNC.

    Third, if you are running Synchronet BBS software, and if you have an
    older MFJ 1270 series TNC (preferably an MFJ 1270C), you can use some of
    the ham radio doors, done by the late Dave Perry, W4KGU (he became a
    Silent Key in 2011. The doors he did included:

    1) ARPD - Amateur Radio Packet Door. Works best with the MFJ 1270 series TNC's...but NOT with the newer MFJ TNC's. It basically allows your
    computer bulletin board system (BBS) users (landline, telnet, or
    FTelnet) that are Technician Class or higher ham radio operators to
    access the area packet network, courtesy of your TNC. There is also a
    mailbox where folks can leave you messages from another packet node. If
    the TNC is being used by you, or is offline, users are told such, and
    asked to try again later.

    2) WASPORT - Worked All States. I require users to have an amateur radio license (Novice or higher) to use it. One tracks their progress in the
    ARRL Worked All States Award competion in several preset modes...but
    there is a special additional mode that is Sysop configurable. Mine is
    for Internet (VoIP, Echolink, IRLP, D-Star, D-Rats, Packet Via Telnet,
    etc.). While that doesn't actually "count" toward the award, it's fun to
    see how many states you have worked.

    3) QRZDOOR - QRZ Callsign Search Door. This one is basically useless
    now, as QRZ no longer makes callsign data CD's, and no longer posts
    updates for download. On my BBS, I've replaced it with the Buckmaster
    Callsign Search Door (yearly subscription fee, but worth it). I require
    users to have an amateur radio license (Novice or higher) to use it.

    4) BULLET - Bulletins Door. 26 Sysop defined categories for whatever
    topic you desire...ham radio, weather, BBS related, cooking, religious,
    etc. No amateur radio license required to use it.

    5) REGSCAN - Part 97 of the Ham Radio FCC Rules. I had to download a
    file of it, then reformat it for ASCII text for the door. No amateur
    radio license required to use it.

    On my BBS, I don't use the ARPD door, as for some reason, it doesn't
    work right under Windows 7, and the QRZ door was replaced by the
    Buckmaster callsign door. The other 3 though, are online. Of note, the
    doors REQUIRE a DORINFO1.DEF BBS dropfile...and do NOT have a fossil
    driver. So, the best BBS package to run them under is Synchronet for
    Windows or Linux. There is a variable where you can enable a comport I/O console feature, which fools the door, and allows you to set it up like
    any other BBS door, where it will run under telnet.

    Good luck with your efforts.

    Daryl, WX1DER

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Datalus on Tue Jul 10 14:02:17 2018
    On 05/27/18, Datalus pondered and said...

    Back a while back I know there was people who used a cb sideband channel 55 yes I know 55 is not a legal channel back then dont know if it is now or not but they ran a bbs on it dont know how it worked but I remmber reading it way back I dont have all the perticulars either I'll try
    doing a search. I still have a couple of CB's that go up to 8 bands into 10 meter I think with a tnc it maybe possible.

    Interesting, here we have those bands, I'd need to check out specs... Humm...

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Paul Hayton on Tue Jul 10 14:37:00 2018
    On 07-10-18 14:02, Paul Hayton wrote to Datalus <=-

    Interesting, here we have those bands, I'd need to check out specs... Humm...

    While I _could_ run a packet BBS on 10m, I'd be more inclined to run it on 6m (where there's heaps of space, now that channel 0 has vacated the bottom 2 MHz), or higher frequencies. 10m might get a bit congested during a major opening.


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  • From Greg Youngblood@1:123/131 to Datalus on Tue Jul 10 09:51:37 2018
    Fresh my memory, didn't SBBS have something built in for CB or Shortwave
    radio?

    I know something was built in just forgot being don't hear much about it
    any more.

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  • From Datalus@1:123/120 to Greg Youngblood on Sun Jul 15 09:11:17 2018
    On 07/10/18, Greg Youngblood said the following...
    Fresh my memory, didn't SBBS have something built in for CB or Shortwave radio?

    I know something was built in just forgot being don't hear much about it any more.

    I think so Greg I just cant remember to much about it more searching in my
    free time.
    Sam

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  • From Supa_Scoopa@1:342/200 to Datalus on Thu Jul 19 02:01:04 2018
    They used BBS over ham radio during the San Fransisco earthquake in 1989.

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  • From Datalus@1:123/120 to Supa_Scoopa on Thu Jul 19 06:22:02 2018
    On 07/19/18, Supa_Scoopa said the following...
    They used BBS over ham radio during the San Fransisco earthquake in 1989.
    `
    Yes I remember hearing that. would like to find the info how they did it.
    That would be interesting to see if our technology has gotten better just for the heck of it!
    Thanks Sam

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Datalus on Thu Jul 19 22:55:43 2018
    On 07/19/18, Datalus pondered and said...

    On 07/19/18, Supa_Scoopa said the following...
    They used BBS over ham radio during the San Fransisco earthquake in 1
    `
    Yes I remember hearing that. would like to find the info how they did it. That would be interesting to see if our technology has gotten better
    just for the heck of it!
    Thanks Sam

    same here...

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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Datalus on Thu Jul 19 20:02:14 2018
    Hi Datalus!

    19 Jul 2018 06:22, from Datalus -> Supa_Scoopa:

    They used BBS over ham radio during the San Fransisco earthquake
    in 1989.
    Yes I remember hearing that. would like to find the info how they did
    it. That would be interesting to see if our technology has gotten
    better just for the heck of it!

    In AX.25 I guess not much change.
    But there are many areas with Hamnet (Amateur radio IP network).

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Supa_Scoopa on Fri Jul 20 08:33:00 2018
    07-19-18 02:01 Supa_Scoopa wrote to Datalus about Re: BBS over Ham Radio
    Howdy! Supa_Scoopa,

    @MSGID: <5B50A79E.1887.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    They used BBS over ham radio during the San Fransisco earthquake in
    1989.

    In the late 1970's there were some Hams in the Louisville, Kentucky &
    Southern Indiana area who operated AFSK BAUDOT and ASCII Radioteletype BBS's
    on Two Meters using their Apple ][ and Atari PC's.

    AX.25 Packet BBS's started up around mid-1980 in my area.
    They were on VHF and HF.

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .



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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Paul Hayton on Sat Jul 21 10:07:26 2018
    D> Back a while back I know there was people who used a
    > cb sideband channel 55 yes I know 55 is not a legal
    > channel back then dont know if it is now...

    PH> Interesting, here we have those bands, I'd need to
    > check out specs... Humm...

    "55" could mean anything because of the way CB PLLs get hacked around. Here are
    my notes on the legitimate channel frequencies...

    FCC/CEPT CB Radio Channel Frequencies

    1 26.965 13 27.115 26 27.265
    2 26.975 14 27.125 27 27.275
    3 26.985 15 27.135 28 27.285
    26.995 27.145 29 27.295
    4 27.005 16 27.155 30 27.305
    5 27.015 17 27.165 31 27.315
    6 27.025 18 27.175 32 27.325
    7 27.035 19 27.185 33 27.335
    27.045 27.195 34 27.345
    8 27.055 20 27.205 35 27.355
    9 27.065 21 27.215 36 27.365
    10 27.075 22 27.225 37 27.375
    11 27.085 24 27.235 38 27.385
    27.095 25 27.245 39 27.395
    12 27.105 23 27.255 40 27.405


    UK CB Radio Channel Frequencies

    1 27.60125 21 27.80125
    2 27.61125 22 27.81125
    3 27.62125 23 27.82125
    4 27.63125 24 27.83125
    5 27.64125 25 27.84125
    6 27.65125 26 27.85125
    7 27.66125 27 27.86125
    8 27.67125 28 27.87125
    9 27.68125 29 27.88125
    10 27.69125 30 27.89125
    11 27.70125 31 27.90125
    12 27.71125 32 27.91125
    13 27.72125 33 27.92125
    14 27.73125 34 27.93125
    15 27.74125 35 27.94125
    16 27.75125 36 27.95125
    17 27.76125 37 27.96125
    18 27.77125 38 27.97125
    19 27.78125 39 27.98125
    20 27.79125 40 27.99125

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  • From Datalus@1:123/120 to Andy Ball on Sat Jul 21 12:44:58 2018
    On 07/21/18, Andy Ball said the following...
    D> Back a while back I know there was people who used a
    > cb sideband channel 55 yes I know 55 is not a legal
    > channel back then dont know if it is now...

    Channel 55 is 27.550 I used it alot back in the early 80's putting out
    55watts upper sideband on a president washington Base station with a super scanner Beam Antenna I could reach England from upstate NY was alot of fun
    I still have sitting on the shelf right here still works could go 8 channels into 10meter and 12 bands below channel 1 but couldnt go there it was gov. channels fish and game ect.
    Thxs Sam

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Andy Ball on Sun Jul 22 10:39:08 2018
    On 07/21/18, Andy Ball pondered and said...

    "55" could mean anything because of the way CB PLLs get hacked around. Here are my notes on the legitimate channel frequencies...


    Yep quite correct and in New Zealand I suspect it's different again... thanks for pointing that out.

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Andy Ball on Sun Jul 22 12:26:00 2018
    On 07-21-18 10:07, Andy Ball wrote to Paul Hayton <=-

    "55" could mean anything because of the way CB PLLs get hacked around. Here are my notes on the legitimate channel frequencies...

    FCC/CEPT CB Radio Channel Frequencies

    Also the same in Australia, which adopted the same AM/SSB 27 MHz specs as the USA. However, since you're talking to Paul, NZ is different. Their CB band is down in 26 MHz.


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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Paul Hayton on Sun Jul 22 18:27:00 2018
    On 07-22-18 10:39, Paul Hayton wrote to Andy Ball <=-

    Yep quite correct and in New Zealand I suspect it's different again... thanks for pointing that out.

    Yes, NZ has a rather unique allocation on 26 MHz. Apparently, that was because TVNZ channel 1 started around 54 MHz, and 27 MHz would have caused nationwide TVI over there. :D


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  • From Al Kaiser@1:142/926 to Ed Vance on Tue Jul 24 09:13:31 2018
    Ed Vance wrote to Supa_Scoopa Subject: Re: BBS over Ham Radio

    In the late 1970's there were some Hams in the Louisville,
    Kentucky & Southern Indiana area who operated AFSK BAUDOT and ASCII Radioteletype BBS's on Two Meters using their Apple ][ and Atari
    PC's.

    I ran a 20 meter mailbox system for many years after I got into ham radio in 1979. I started in the 80's some time using the HAL DSR-3100, (Later the HAL DSK-3100 when they added a discs drive. I was called an MSO, which stood for Message Storage Option. It was a store and forward system. I was on 20
    meters about 14.0875 If I remember correctly. You would get on with your
    RTTY System and type MSOAPI. My system would come one, welcome you, and you could read and store messages. Sort of like a simple Packet BBS. There were
    a number of us on frequency, so you could leave a message on my machine for
    a friend who you did not have propagation to, he could check in read the mesages and leave you a reply. You could write and erase your messges. I also put the ARRL Bulletins in and other messages of interest that you could read but only I could erase. It was a great group of guys and we had other MSOs on from SD, IL, FL, Guatamala and even a few in Europe. the HAL Corporation was and still is located in Urbana, IL. HAL was also the name of the computer
    in 2001 Space Oddesy butild in, yes, Urban, IL, Vut Bill Henry akkways
    ckauned that his company pre date the 1868 movie by 19 years. Not sure if
    Bill sill owns HAL, Bill is also a ham radio op, (I forgot his call).

    Fun times back then RTTY was and stll it my favorite digital mode.

    -73-

    Al Kaiser n1api@cox.net <=-

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  • From Al Kaiser@1:142/926 to Ed Vance on Tue Jul 24 09:13:31 2018
    Ed Vance wrote to Supa_Scoopa Subject: Re: BBS over Ham Radio

    In the late 1970's there were some Hams in the Louisville,
    Kentucky & Southern Indiana area who operated AFSK BAUDOT and ASCII Radioteletype BBS's on Two Meters using their Apple ][ and Atari
    PC's.

    I ran a 20 meter mailbox system for many years after I got into ham radio in 1979. I started in the 80's some time using the HAL DSR-3100, (Later the HAL DSK-3100 when they added a discs drive. I was called an MSO, which stood for Message Storage Option. It was a store and forward system. I was on 20
    meters about 14.0875 If I remember correctly. You would get on with your
    RTTY System and type MSOAPI. My system would come one, welcome you, and you could read and store messages. Sort of like a simple Packet BBS. There were
    a number of us on frequency, so you could leave a message on my machine for
    a friend who you did not have propagation to, he could check in read the mesages and leave you a reply. You could write and erase your messges. I also put the ARRL Bulletins in and other messages of interest that you could read but only I could erase. It was a great group of guys and we had other MSOs on from SD, IL, FL, Guatamala and even a few in Europe. the HAL Corporation was and still is located in Urbana, IL. HAL was also the name of the computer
    in 2001 Space Oddesy built in, yes, Urban, IL, But Bill Henry always
    claimed that his company pre dateed the 1868 movie by 10 years. Not sure if Bill sill owns HAL, Bill is also a ham radio op, (I forgot his call).

    Fun times back then RTTY was and stll it my favorite digital mode.

    -73-

    Al Kaiser n1api@cox.net <=-

    Stay Healthy 'n Wealthy!

    Al Kaiser - Meriden, CT, 24-Jul-2018 at 9:13.
    Fido : 1:142/926 - Internet : n1api@cox.net

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  • From Brent Hendricks@1:154/50 to All on Wed Aug 8 16:06:07 2018
    Before I left the states for Korea, there was not much packet activity besides APRS in San Diego, Ca. Though that may depend on the region.

    RTTY seemed to still be active on HF, then there is WINLINK for sending email over the PACTOR modes. There may also be WINLINK VHF/UHF nodes in your area.

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  • From Ian Thurston@1:218/640 to Brent Hendricks on Sat Aug 11 00:33:47 2018
    Before I left the states for Korea, there was not much packet activity besides APRS in San Diego, Ca. Though that may depend on the region.

    I used to run a PBBS on 145.01 in San Diego from 1993 to around 1997, got interested in "full service BBSing" and became a node on 145.05. I remember lots of activity back then but I've been out of ham radio for a while. Still have a KPC-3 in the garage somewhere though... :)

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A38 2018/01/01 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: The Vista BBS - Vallejo, CA USA (1:218/640)