The Maine Packet Network is proud to announce that updated printable maps are now available in our Files section! Roger Pience, N1XP, has put a lot of effort into these, working with individuals and groups all over the state to gather accurate information. We couldn’t have built our dynamic map page without his help.
While our dynamic map can help you quickly find nearby packet nodes, we strongly recommend carrying a printed map with you in case you find yourself without Internet access.
We have received word that the York County EMA node W1YCA has returned online on a new VHF frequency of 147.550 MHz, and it now supports the UHF statewide backbone! The application SSIDs have been renumbered to the standard scheme started by the Midcoast Maine Packet Network.
Roger N1XP, who reported the news to us, shares the following information, which will be included on our node map:
W1YCA-15 York Co. EMA Emergency Packet Network Node Returns on 147.550 MHz ! W1YCA-15 is part of the Maine Emergency Packet network reaching from New Hampshire into the Canadian Maritimes. https://www.mainepacketradio.org/
W1YCA-15 Node, alias YCAEMA W1YCA-2 BBS/Mail, alias YCABBS W1YCA-10 Winlink RMS, alias YCARMS A CHAT room will be activated later this month W1YCA-5 CHAT, alias YCACHT
Please contact Jimmy, KC1ETT [kc1ett@arrl(dot)net] if you wish to have a mailbox on a packet node in York County or Brad, KC1JMH [kc1jmh@arrl(dot)net] for Cumberland County.
If you are new to packet and interested in Emergency Packet communications a “How To” will soon be available on the above mentioned web site or contact one of the SysOps above.