HB1BBS is a Packet Radio and Telnet Bulletin Board System that is hosted from the little village Ouwerkerk in The Netherlands.
Beside the Packet Radio station you can also connect a telnet Bulletin Board System through telnet using a telnet client at HB1BBS.NET. Packet radio is a communication method to link computers through a transceiver in order to share information, files, chat and send email through a network of BBS’es around the world. Mid 90’s HB1BBS was on air at 27.365MHZ FM and also running as a telephone Bulletin Board System. HB1BBS was part of the NLNET Packet radio network, and running as a European FidoNet gatway to transfer mail, files and newsgroups arround the world. After a long time off-line (1999-2019) and much older, i decided to take the old BBS and Packet Radio station online again. I simple love the old school stuff. Running the BBS and Packet radio systems again brings a lot of good old memories.
Introduction Packet radio
Packet radio is a digital radio communications mode used to sendpackets of data. Packet radio uses packet switching to transmit datagrams. This is very similar to how packets of data are transferred between nodes on the Internet. Packet radio can be used to transmit data long distances.
Packet radio is frequently used by amateur radio operators.
The AX.25 (Amateur X.25) protocol was derived from the X.25 data link layer protocol and adapted for amateur radio use. Every AX.25 packet includes the sender's amateur radio callsign, which satisfies the US FCC requirements for amateur radio station identification. AX.25 allows other stations to automatically repeat packets to extend the range of transmissions. It is possible for any packet station to act as a digipeater, linking distant stations with each other through ad hoc networks. This makes packet radio especially useful for emergency communications.
Packet radio can be used in mobile communications. Some mobile packet radio stations transmit their location periodically using the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS). If the APRS packet is received by an "igate" station, position reports and other messages can be routed to an internet server, and made accessible on a public web page. This allows amateur radio operators to track the locations of vehicles, hikers, high-altitude balloons, etc., along with telemetry and other messages around the world.
HB8NOS [Internet-Node HB1BBS.NET UDP 93]
HB9NOS [RX/TX-Node 27.235 MHz]
HB1VAX [VMS Bulletin Board System]
HBAPRS (APRS Live Worldmap)