What is Packet-Radio?
an introduction + explanation of terms

Packet-Radio - What is this?

Packet-Radio is a low-cost method to receive and transmit data via radio. SYMEK is manufacturer of packet-catio controllers which are required to connect a computer with a radio transmitter and receiver.

In 1982, radio amateurs in USA started to define a transmission protocol. Meanwhile, a world-wide data net has been established.

The Packet-Radio net is operated by non-commercial radio amateurs only. There exists no organisation or management. The use of the packet-radio net is free for all licensed 'hams'.

You need three things for Packet-Radio:

- a computer (PC, Atari, terminal etc.) 
- a radio (Amateur or CB)
- a Packet-Radio-Controller (modem)

Who wants know more about Packet-Radio can find all information here.

Who is already familiar with Packet-Radio and wants to know what's up can check the following pages:

How was Packet-Radio developed? (German language only)

More precise: How does Packet-Radio work?

Modulation: How is the data transmitted via radio?

The Packet-Radio-network -How it works.