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BERRY Node on 145.050 MHz View the Packet Net Roll Call Roster

BERR37 Node on 144.370 MHz Effective Use of AG6QO bbs (Draft)

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These Packet Stations operate full time as nodes and digipeaters so that they can relay messages for other Ham operators who wish to use them and need the signal relay capability to reach a distant packet station. More than one station can be used to relay messages and may be linked in a relay chain.

FREQUENCIES.... Packet radio operates on the 2 Meters band or Very High Frequency (VHF) at a 145.05 MHz, , 144.91 MHz & 144.93 MHz frequencies, and are similar to the internet, but primarily text and at a much slower transfer rate of 1200 baud. Both my Home and Cabin stations also have High Frequency (HF) transceivers that operate on the 3 to 30 MHz Ham bands on Phone and Morse Code.

Contact Information for K-Net Packet Stations and Nodes in the Sacramento and East Bay area:

Station MBX Network Node KaNode Location
Call Call Node Call Call
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WB6YNM, Al - Web Page: http://www.varmintal.com/ahamp.htm
On 145.05 HHz
WB6YNM WB6YNM-1 DELTA WB6YNM-2 BETHEL Bethel Island Base Station
WB6YNM-6 CBOX CABIN Near Wallace Ridge
WB6YNM-10 PBOX TROUT Portable Packet
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WA6QPU, Mary Ann - Web Page: http://www.varmintal.com/amaxp.htm
On 145.05
WA6QPU-4 TBOX TRACY WA6QPU-5 HOWL Wallace Ridge 15 mi S of Tracy
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K6JAC, Jack - Web Page: http://www.jhendrick.com/
ON 145.05 MHz
K6JAC K6JAC-1 Woodland Base Station
K6JAC-6 BBOX BERRY K6JAC-4 VINE Berryessa Peak
K6JAC-8 JBOX Portable
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N6QDY, Dave - Web Page: http://home.att.net/~n6qdy/index.html
On 145.05 MHz
N6QDY-9 QDY05 PLACE N6QDY-5 SWANS Sacramento
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K4WRM, Jack - In Nevada City
On 145.05 MHz
K4WRM-10 K4WRM-1 GRSVLY KF6DQU-4 GRASS Grass Valley
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WD6EZC WD6EZC-1 PINOLE WD6EZC-5 CC4CC Pinole
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KG6POM KG6POM-4 SAC KG6POM-5 KSAC South East Sacramento
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KG6BAJ GVBOX GVCITY KG6BAJ-2 GVARES Wolf Peak Grass Valley
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W6DHN W6DHN-1 GTN W6DHN-2 GTOWN George Town
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W6PJD, Bud in Eldor County
On 145.05 MHz
W6PJD W6PJD-1 ELDOR W6PJD-3 GOLD El Dorado County
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Network Nodes on 145.05,    144.91 & 144.93 MHz

Packet Net Work Nodes in Central California
Node Route Tables as of 05/08/06 
The listings show all the nodes one can connect to.
BERRY:K6JAC-4} Routes:
1 K6TAM-1 192 1!
1 WA6YNG-1 196 16!
1 N6QDY-5 190 3!
1 K7WWA-8 193 13!
1 KG6POM-5 160 1!
1 W7TA-4 0 0!
1 K7WWA-6 192 8!
1 N7LPT-1 80 1!
1 W6LSW-8 120 1!
1 W6HMT-7 192 1!
1 N6GBU-10 0 0!
1 W6PJD-3 0 0!
1 K1JAM-7 0 0!
1 WA6QPU-5 191 4!
1 WA6TOW-1 155 2!
1 K6UCB-2 158 1!
1 KG6BAJ-4 192 3!
1 WH6IO-7 120 0
1 KB6EVD-1 0 0!
1 W6DHN-2 192 5!
1 KF6DQU-4 192 6!
1 KJ6RA-3 0 0!
1 WD6EZC-5 192 5!
1 K7DDI-2 0 0!
1 W6IY-1 0 0!
TRACY:WA6QPU-5} Routes:
1 K6JAC-4 192 12!
1 K6TAM-1 0 0!
1 K6UCB-2 185 15!
1 N6LYF-10 40 0!
1 KF6DQU-4 192 8!
1 N7LPT-1 192 4!
1 WA6TOW-1 0 0!
1 W6PJD-3 192 5!
1 W6LSW-8 192 6!
1 WA6YNG-1 0 0!
1 N6GBU-10 0 0!
1 W6HMT-7 0 0!
1 KG6BAJ-4 0 0!
1 N6QDY-5 0 2!
1 WH6IO-7 0 0!
1 K1JAM-7 0 0!
1 K7WWA-6 0 0!
1 W6DHN-2 0 0!
1 K7WWA-8 0 0!
1 KA6ROM-1 0 0!
DIA:K6UCB-2} Routes:
0 PINOLE 192 4
0 TRACY 192 8
0 GRSVLY 192 8
0 PAC 192 13
0 SAC 192 3
0 LPRC1 192 1
0 ELDOR 192 2
0 AUKUM 192 1
0 PPINES 192 3
0 BERRY 192 21
0 RDG 192 12
0 WOLF 192 2
0 BENCA 192 1
0 NAPA 192 1
0 PLACE 192 1
0 ALM 192 1
PPINES:W6LSW-8} Routes:
1 WH6IO-7 192 1!
1 KG6POM-5 192 2!
1 KF6DQU-4 120 1
1 W6DHN-2 192 7!
1 WA6QPU-5 120 1
1 K6UCB-2 192 16!
1 N6GBU-10 120 1
1 N6QDY-5 192 7!
1 W6HMT-7 120 0
CAHTO:K7WWA-8} Routes:
0 GBV:KA6ROM-1 192 1 !
0 SKUNK:K7WWA-6 192 8 !
0 RDG:WA6YNG-1 192 10 !
0 EKA:KA6ROM-2 192 1 !
0 KLMTH:KA6ROM-3 192 1 !
0 FOT:KB6ZJS-2 192 1 !
0 LPRC1:K6TAM-1 192 1 !
0 BERRY:K6JAC-4 192 15 !
0 NAPA:N6GBU-10 192 1
SKUNK:K7WWA-6} Routes:
0 NAPA:N6GBU-10 192 1
0 CAHTO:K7WWA-8 192 9
0 LPRC1:K6TAM-1 192 1
0 AUKUM:W6HMT-7 192 1
0 EKA:KA6ROM-2 192 1
0 BERRY:K6JAC-4 192 15
0 GBV:KA6ROM-1 192 1
0 RDG:WA6YNG-1 192 8
FOT:KB6ZJS-2} Routes:
0 KLMTH:KA6ROM-3 10 1
0 GBV:KA6ROM-1 10 1
0 EKA:KA6ROM-2 10 1
0 K7WWA-8 10 1
YRGTN:N7LPT-1 Routes:
0 RNO:W7TA-4 192 18 !
0 LASSEN:KJ6MD-2 192 29
0 BIH:W6IY-1 192 1
0 TRACY:WA6QPU-5 192 20
YREKA:KJ6RA-3} Routes:
0 KENO:K7DDI-2 192 31
0 MODOC:K6JKC-5 192 31
0 KLMTH:KA6ROM-3 192 6
RNO:W7TA-4} Routes:
0 LASSEN:KJ6MD-2 192 29
0 YRGTN:N7LPT-1 192 19
LASSEN:KJ6MD-2} Routes:
0 RNO:W7TA-4 192 8 !
0 ALM:KB6EVD-1 192 25 !
0 MODOC:K6JKC-5 192 25 !
0 YRGTN:N7LPT-1 144 4 !
KENO:K7DDI-2} Routes:
0 YREKA 192 4
1 KLMT 255 3
0 RDG 192 13
0 MODOC 192 10
PINOLE:WD6EZC-5} Routes:
1 K6JAC-4 192 4!
1 K6UCB-2 192 14!
1 K6TAM-1 192 1!
1 N6GBU-10 0 0!
1 WA6TOW-1 192 9!
1 KG6BAJ-4 0 0!
1 WH6IO-7 115 0!
1 W6PJD-3 0 0!
1 KF6DQU-4 192 8!
1 N6QDY-5 192 3!
1 K7WWA-6 160 0!
1 K1JAM-7 192 0!
WOLF:KG6BAJ-4} Routes:
1 K6JAC-4 192 13!
1 WA6YNG-1 192 10!
1 KF6DQU-4 192 7!
1 N6GBU-10 0 0!
1 KA6ROM-1 0 0!
1 N7LPT-1 0 0!
1 K6UCB-2 0 0!
1 WA6QPU-5 0 0!
1 KB6EVD-1 0 0!
1 W6DHN-2 192 0!
1 W6LSW-8 120 1
1 KG6POM-5 120 1
GEOTN:W6DHN-2} Routes:
1 N6GBU-10 0 0!
1 WA6YNG-1 0 0!
1 W6HMT-7 192 1!
1 WH6IO-7 0 0!
1 K6UCB-2 180 8!
1 K6JAC-4 192 10!
1 KG6BAJ-4 192 4!
1 N6QDY-5 192 6!
1 K7WWA-8 0 0!
1 KF6DQU-4 190 7!
1 W6PJD-3 192 5!
1 WA6QPU-5 0 0!
1 WD6EZC-5 0 0!
1 KJ6MD-2 0 0!
1 W6LSW-8 120 1
AUKUM:W6HMT-7} Routes:
0 ELDOR:W6PJD-3 81 1
0 DIA:K6UCB-2 81 1
0 GRSVLY:KF6DQU-4 81 1
0 PLACE:N6QDY-5 81 1
0 PPINES:W6LSW-8 81 1
0 BERRY:K6JAC-4 81 2
0 GEOTN:W6DHN-2 81 1
0 BENCA:WH6IO-7 81 1
0 NAPA:N6GBU-10 81 1
0 TRACY:WA6QPU-5 81 1
RDG:WA6YNG-1} Routes:
0 MODOC:K6JKC-5 190 7
0 KENO:K7DDI-2 190 6
0 WOLF:KG6BAJ-4 190 10
0 CAHTO:K7WWA-8 190 9
0 EKA:KA6ROM-2 190 1
0 BERRY:K6JAC-4 190 25
0 SKUNK:K7WWA-6 190 5
GRSVLY:KF6DQU-4} Routes:
1 W6DHN-2 192 1!
1 WD6EZC-5 192 6!
1 KG6BAJ-4 192 2!
1 WA6YNG-1 143 0!
1 WH6IO-7 192 1!
1 WA6QPU-5 192 7!
1 W6PJD-3 192 4!
1 KG6POM-5 120 1
1 K6UCB-2 192 16!
1 K6JAC-4 192 11!
MODOC:K6JKC-5} Routes:
0 LASSEN:KJ6MD-2 192 6 !
0 RDG:WA6YNG-1 192 27 !
0 KENO:K7DDI-2 192 24 !
0 KJ6RA-2 192 0 !
0 ALM:KB6EVD-1 100 1
0 YREKA:KJ6RA-3 100 1
PAC:WA6TOW-1} Routes:
0 WD6EZC-5 192 4
0 K6UCB-2 192 15
0 N6GBU-10 192 1
0 K6TAM-1 192 1
0 K7WWA-6 192 7
0 W6HMT-7 192 1
0 K6JAC-4 192 9
0 WA6QPU-5 192 5
0 W6LSW-8 192 5
0 WH6IO-7 192 1
0 KF6DQU-4 192 6
LPRC1:K6TAM-1} Routes:
0 DIA 100 16
0 PINOLE 100 6
0 NAPA 100 1
0 BERRY 100 11
0 BENCA 100 1
BENCA:WH6IO-7 Routes :
Neighbour Port Qual Obs Dest Tries Retries Perc Irtt
PLACE:N6QDY-5 ax3 192 3 1 0 0 0 %
ORGATE:WB7AWL-15 ip1 222 5 71 0 0 0 %
KSOLA:NW0I-6 ip11 220 6 5 0 0 0 %
PPINES:W6LSW-8 ax3 192 4 1 0 0 0 %
TRACY:WA6QPU-5 ax3 192 5 1 0 0 0 %
ELDOR:W6PJD-3 ax3 192 1 1 0 0 0 %
BBGATE:AA6HF-4 ip2 220 5 2 4 0 100 %
DIA:K6UCB-2 ax3 192 5 1 69 3 95 %
VDAGW:N5VDA-3 ip4 220 6 4 0 1 0 %
LPRC1:K6TAM-1 ax3 192 5 1 0 0 0 %
#SAW:KC6IKE-10 ip8 220 4 3 64 0 100 %
PINOLE:WD6EZC-5 ax3 192 5 1 0 0 0 %
OH105:N8DA-7 ip7 220 6 15 20 0 100 %
ROCKY:K6TPK-5 ax1 229 6 1 48 2 96 %
DSNGW:VK1DSN ip10 222 5 42 176 25 87 %
YRGTN:N7LPT-1 ax3 192 2 1 0 0 0 %
AZGATE:N7OO-15 ip3 220 5 2 0 0 0 %
GRSVLY:KF6DQU-4 ax3 192 3 1 0 0 0 %
IXINET:UX0IXI-11 ip6 198 6 11 0 6 0 %
Available ports:
ip13 : axip link to ALWGW:WA7V-8 Walla Walla, WA
ip12 : axip link to aa6qn.ampr.org
ip11 : axip link to KSOLA:NW0I - Olathe, KS
ip10 : axip link to DSNGW:VK1DSN - Canberra, Aus.
ip9 : axip link to SCGATE:KJ6EO - Santa Claria, CA
ip8 : axip link to SAW:KC6IKE - San Diego, CA
ip7 : axip link to OH105:N8DA - Beloit,Ohio
ip6 : axip link to IXINET:UX0IXI - Ukraine
ip5 : axip link to CAMPGW:PY2ZE-5 Brazil
ip4 : axip link to VDAGW:N5VDA - Houston, TX
ip3 : axip link to AZGATE:N7OO - Arizona
ip2 : axip link to BBGATE:AA6HF - Big Bear,CA.
ip1 : axip link to ORGATE:WB7AWL - Talent, OR.
ax5 : 9600bd tcpip port 51.62
ax4 : 300bd ax.25 port 7.103
ax2 : 1200bd ax.25 port 144.99
ax0 : 9600bd tcpip port 433.43
ax3 : 1200bd ax.25 port 145.05
BIH:W6IY-1 Routes:
0 YRGTN:N7LPT-1 86 1
KENO:K7DDI-2} Routes: Dorris, CA
1 KLMT 255 4
0 MODOC 192 2
 
KLMT:K7DDI-3} Routes: Dorris, CA
1 KENO:K7DDI-2 255 4
0 JOCO:WB6YQP-2 100 1
0 MFR:KA0DFN-1 100 1
0 OAK:W7EXH-1 100 1
JOCO:WB6YQP-2} Rts: Grants Pass OR
0 MFR 192 1
0 K7DDI-3 192 1
MFR:KA0DFN-1} Routes: Medford, OR
0 JOCO:WB6YQP-2 192 4
0 KLMT:K7DDI-3 192 5

If you can connect to any single node on the list, then in theory, you can connect to any other node on the list.
Here is an explanation of what is listed in the table. Take the BERRY node for example:

BERRY :K6JAC} Routes:
1 N7SCQ-6 192 3!
1 N6CDF-5 192 7!
0 K6JAC-4 195 20!
1 W6ABC-9 192 4!
1 N6QDY-8 192 3!
1 W6CO-3 192 1!

The top line of each entry lists the Net Work Node's Name (BERRY) and Callsign (K6JAC).
Below that is the other network nodes that it can directly connect to. Each line is a Network node that can be connected to with a given connection quality. The first number is the Port. On the fourth  line above the Port is 0. The node is K6JAC-4 (BERRY) and the quality is 195. A quality of 192 is a standard reliable connection. Less than 192 means poor reliability. Higher quality means hard wire reliability. The last number is the number of additional nodes that particular route leads to. In this case K6JAC-4 (BERRY) can connect to 20 additional nodes by that route. The (!) means that the route's quality has been manually locked in. Info on 144.93 MHz nodes.

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