The annual ARRL Field Day event provides 200 bonus points for sending eleven messages offsite via RF: one to, for example, the local section manager and ten more NTS messages to anyone. The usual CW and phone traffic nets get clogged easily during this crush, but with packet radio you can egress the messages via radio accurately and quickly. This example uses a Kenwood TS-2000, Signalink USB soundcard interface, Slimjim J antenna, and the Direwolf software TNC to connect with the Virginia Packet Network. The message management software is Outpost PM.

See more about what we are trying to do with packet radio here…