44Net – What Is It And Why Should Hams Care?

Recently I was in Orlando for HamCation and I had the pleasure of attending a forum my first day. At first I didn't even know what 44Net was, but as Jon, KA6NVY explained it became clear to me I have been using it for many years. Everything from IRLP to Winlink. The 44Net Forum From HamCation in Orlando Florida covered a wide range of topics related to amateur radio. This video is a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about 44Net, ARDC,  and the hobby of Amateur radio.

Since its allocation to Amateur Radio in the mid-1980's, Internet network 44 (,, known as the AMPRNet™ or the 44Net, has been used by amateur radio operators to conduct scientific research and to experiment with digital communications over radio with a goal of advancing the state of the art of amateur radio networking, and to educate amateur radio operators in these techniques. 44Net is owned and maintained by Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC). - 44Net Wiki


44Net, ARDCNet, AMPRNet Forum Video - HamCation in Orlando Fl.

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44Net Use Cases

  1. IRLP
  2. Email (WinLink)
  3. Mesh IP-IP (AREDN)
  4. Internet of Things (IoT)
  5. Gerbandy Tower

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Dan Romanchik
1 year ago

Thanks for recording this talk! I’ll just re-iterate KA6NVY’s point about contacting us if you’d like more info. Please email us at contact@ardc.net.

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