January 11, 2020
Below is a draft frequency listing of where packet activity can be found on HF. List updated after a couple months worth of part time monitoring of each frequency from two different sites (IA, KY) in the U.S.
For now it is a draft listing. I’m interested in any confirmed updates/corrections.
Appears the old NET40 HF packet hangout of 7.1095 LSB is now 7.104 LSB.
*** DRAFT ***
HF & ROBUST PACKET FREQUENCY LIST
UPDATED: 01/11/2020 COMPILED BY: WA4ZKO
3.5980 LSB HFP – Network 80 – general use (active)
3.5980 USB RP – Robust Packet – general use (active)
3.6100 USB RP – RP APRS – Europe (active)
7.0473 USB RP – RP APRS – Europe (temp uses)
7.1010 USB RP – HF SkipNET – BBS-to-BBS forwarding (inactive)
7.1035 LSB HFP – HF SkipNET – BBS-to-BBS forwarding (inactive)
7.1030 USB RP – Network 40R – general use, limited BBS-to-BBS (temp uses)
7.1040 LSB HFP – Network 40 – general use (active)
7.1095 LSB HFP – ? Old Network 40 – general use (? inactive)
10.1450 LSB HFP – Network 30 – general use (defunct ?)
10.1455 USB RP – Network 30R – general use, limited BBS-to-BBS (temp uses)
10.1467 LSB HFP – HF SkipNET – BBS-to-BBS forwarding (inactive)
10.1473 USB RP – RP APRS – PRIMARY Robust Packet APRS QRG (active)
10.1510 LSB HFP – HF APRS – HF Packet APRS Primary QRG (active)
14.0978 LSB HFP – HF SkipNET – BBS-to-BBS forwarding (inactive)
14.1020 USB RP – Robust Packet – EU (active)
14.1033 LSB RP – RP APRS – Mainly EU (active)
14.1050 LSB HFP – Network 105 – general use (active)
18.1080 USB RP – Network 17R – APRS & general use (temp uses)
21.0980 USB RP – Network 15R – APRS & general use (temp uses)
24.9270 USB RP – Network 12R – APRS & general use (temp uses)
28.1400 USB HFP – HF APRS and general use (inactive ? seasonal)
28.1480 USB RP – Network 10R – general use (active)
FREQUENCIES = Dial with following CF usage:
HFP = 300 baud HF Packet, CF is 1700 Hz.
RP = R300/R600 Robust Packet, CF is 1500 Hz.
(active) = Monitored as active in Winter 2019/2020.
(inactive ?) = Monitored for several days with no noted activity. May still be in intermittent use.
(temp uses) = no daily activity, just used for testing and special coverage needs.
This list is NOT all inclusive in nature, but should represent where the bulk of HFP APRS, HF RP APRS, HF Packet, and HF Robust Packet can be found on the bands.
November 5, 2018
Apparently starting blogging again after several months of being scarce results in a rash of inquiries. Since I have a rare Monday afternoon off after unpacking the car and running errands this morning I’ll tackle a couple things.
Frequency wise nothing has changed this year other than the addition of APRS to the six meter port of the Jonesville node. Below should make a good quick reference:
BPQ32 Node KYJVL - Jonesville, KY EM78PP
Port 1: 441.0500 MHz 9.6k (primary user port)
Port 2: 145.6900 MHz 1.2k (user port)
Port 3: 223.6600 MHz 1.2k (user port, low speed linking)
Port 4: WAN (intrasite Canopy/VPN links)
Port 5: 28.1480 MHz USB RP (user port)
Port 6: 50.6200 MHz 1.2k (user port, APRS Digi/Gate)
NODE = K4KPN-4
BBS = K4KPN-1
CHAT = K4KPN-13
RMS = K4KPN-14
Some have asked if there will be an 80m RP port? Maybe a temporary one next Fall, but it will involve whether or not some spare gear becomes available. I’m not going to go “buy” gear just for an 80m port because it’s not going to be a viable band at the future site. Problem revolves around space constraints, local noise floors (80 is nasty there), and control op privileges.
10 meters may have to be it for HF depending on who eventually takes over daily control op responsibilities of all K4KPN gear. The two most likely future control ops are still “techs” so that plays into things – I’m doing some nudging LOL. The trustee/control op questions will be part of the decision making on what bands move to the future site. Technician class licensees can both use and be control ops of that 10 meter robust packet port above so NBD there.
June 9, 2018
KYPN would like to announce the full availability of the KYPN Dry Ridge BPQ32 based packet radio site as of June 9, 2018.
The following packet radio applications are available:
K4KPN-13 Chat/Conference Server
K4KPN-14 RMS Gateway
The above packet radio applications are normally available 24x7x365 to appropriately licensed amateur radio operators on the following frequencies/modes:
441.0500 MHz 9600 baud *
145.6900 MHz 1200 baud
223.6600 MHz 1200 baud *
28.1480 MHz USB dial, 28.1495 CF, Robust Packet “NET10R” *
50.6200 MHz 1200 baud **
* High availability, primary port.
** Dual-use port, both general use & 6m APRS WIDE1-1 Digi
All 5 bands and 3 modes are published to the Winlink channel listing.
Recommended user software:
KYPN recommends Outpost Packet Message Manager version 126.96.36.1993 for BBS access. Full installer is available for download here.
KYPN recommends Winlink Express v188.8.131.52 or newer for RMS access. Available for download from here.
More details can be found on the K4KPN-1 packet BBS under messages #1 thru 8.
More details in future blog posts and the work in progress draft KYPN System FAQ.
The KYPN team.