This website was created in 2000 to provide support for certain features of a free program called AGWPE, an amateur radio utility for packet, a data operating mode. Prior to that time, ham radio operators needed a us$150+ TNC, or Terminal Node Controller, to run packet. But in 1999, AGWPE began to offer a ground-breaking way for hams to run packet at very low cost: using their computer's sound card. The person responsible for this inspired program was a talented ham from Greece, George Rossopoulos SV2AGW.
Since that time, additional sound card packet programs have been developed. They include:
Note: The authors of Flexnet had developed a soundcard capability for their network software even before AGWPE.
These web pages, which are hosted on SV2AGW's main web site, will continue to support the sound card packet functions of AGWPE. They do not attempt to provide support for other sound card packet programs. This site was reorganized in 2015 to focus on running AGWPE in newer versions of Windows, but it will continue to have reference materials for Windows XP and earlier versions. In addition, on this site you will find general information about sound card packet:
Use the menus in the left margin to navigate this site
If you encounter problems with this website or AGWPE, you can e-mail me, NM5RM. I am not the software author, but I'll try to answer your questions. I don't pretend to be the complete AGWPE sound card expert. I am more of a technical writer than a technician. In fact, if you find any errors or omissions on these pages, please let me know.
For the best troubleshooting help, I suggest you subscribe to a special AGWPE Yahoo Group email list to ask for help from the AGWPE user community, which includes the AGWPE author, George, SV2AGW.
Note: In the past this website had PDF files of the web pages in both English and other languages. I no longer make them available because of the work required to keep them up-to-date with the website. I also no longer have a "What's New?" page listing significant changes to the site.