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The Northern California Packet Association is a committee of packet special interest representatives and individuals interested in digital communications formed to foster the digital communication modes of amateur radio in northern California. Our goals are:

Digital Band Plans

Overall Band Plans

Station Listings (any packet station maybe registered here)

NCPA Officers and Members

Packet Special Interest Groups: BBS, DX Spotting, Emergency Packet, etc.

Meeting announcements

How to join

About that petition to the FCC -- definition of a repeater

NCPA Downlink (newsletter archives)

2011 Agreement between NCPA and NARCC (pdf file)

Other packet links of interest

NCPA Constitution and Bylaws

Historical Archives (packet documents from the past)

Questions or comments? Contact Gary Mitchell, WB6YRU,

Last updated: July 1, 2015