Robust Packet Radio

JOINING: Unless it is obvious from your email address be sure to set your username to include your callsign. You can set your callsign under your account settings, identity, account profile, edit, display name. Please review this section and the notes below in full before joining.

This Robust Packet Radio Group is devoted to supporting and advancing the use of Robust Packet (RP) radio protocol and gear on the HF bands. This includes the following RP enabled modems:

SCS PTC controllers that support RP.
SCS DR-7400 & DR-7800 Dragon Pactor modems with RP enabled firmware.
WinRPR software modem

We are not a general packet radio or Pactor group. Other groups exist to serve those interests.
If you are an amateur radio operator interested in experimenting with the HF Robust Packet radio protocol, feel free to join up. Most discussion revolves around HF RP APRS, RP BBS systems, RP keyboarding/chat, and related software. This mailing list is open but restricted* to licensed amateur radio operators.

10.1473 MHz USB dial is the primary global RP APRS frequency. There are several full-time I-gates active on this QRG in NOAM and EU, but more are needed.

North American non-APRS activity is usually on 3.598, 7.103, 10.132, 10.1455, 14.105, 14.108, 21.098 and 28.148 MHz. These QRGs are all USB dial assuming RP standard CF of 1500 Hz. Other frequencies are in use, but these are the most commonly used in N. America.

NOTE 1:  Keep content clean, family friendly, and relevant to robust packet radio operations/gear. No politics or religious discussions allowed. Vigorous respectful debate is one thing, but personal attacks will get you banned.

NOTE 2: Unless it is obvious from your email address be sure to set your username to include your callsign. Otherwise your membership may be rejected as for all the list admins know you could be a spammer or malware link spreader trying to join. Some quick validation checks will be run, but the admins are not going to waste time on those that can't follow basic instructions.

NOTE 3:  Due to a handful of folks constantly unsubscribing and later rejoining there are no automatic rejoins. Barring an exceptional reason members will only be allowed to rejoin once after contacting the list owner at explaining what happened. If a particularly busy thread is bugging you then just "mute" it using the link provided at the end. Put bluntly, please don't join a mailing list if you don't want to get emails and participate in a productive way.
NOTE 4:  What if my email address changes? Just unsubscribe your old address and rejoin with the new one within a day or two, otherwise contact the list owner.

Group Information

  • 206 Members
  • 245 Topics, Last Post:
  • Started on

Group Email Addresses

Group Settings

  • All members can post to the group.
  • Posts to this group do not require approval from the moderators.
  • Posts from new users require approval from the moderators.
  • Messages are set to reply to group.
  • Subscriptions to this group require approval from the moderators.
  • Archive is visible to members only.
  • Wiki is visible to members only.
  • Members cannot edit their messages.

 or  Log In If You Are Already A Member

Message History