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[OT] Why are BBSes? [was Where's the junk coming from?]



On 06/29/18 07:15, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
>
> On 6/28/2018 9:05 PM, Avon wrote:
>> Being able to send messages by ham radio is useful in disasters as well
>> as nostalgic.  I just don't know what people are doing these days.
>>
> 	Though I haven't heard much of the AX.25 Packet BBS systems in
> decades... It seems APRS is mostly what remains of packet.
>
>
AX.25 Packet Radio BBS's are still alive and well, though the number of 
active nodes has decreased significantly over the past 20 years. There 
are 3 of them within a 50 mile radius of me, but I haven't tried passing 
a message from coast to coast in several years. I suspect that some 
nodes are tunneling via the Internet, which sort of defeats the purpose.

-Jim