1994-04-21 - Re: Banyan Vines / USMC

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From: Ed Carp <ecarp@netcom.com>
To: Phil Karn <karn@qualcomm.com>
Message Hash: 31d3a173f8e4786c8472d39eaf0eb6c0eef0c40e6c739fd783664aa9f7697019
Message ID: <Pine.3.85.9404211522.A18914-0100000@netcom>
Reply To: <199404212203.PAA21299@servo.qualcomm.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-21 22:28:02 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 Apr 94 15:28:02 PDT

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From: Ed Carp <ecarp@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 94 15:28:02 PDT
To: Phil Karn <karn@qualcomm.com>
Subject: Re: Banyan Vines / USMC
In-Reply-To: <199404212203.PAA21299@servo.qualcomm.com>
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On Thu, 21 Apr 1994, Phil Karn wrote:

> >	The Banyan Vines network was used extensively in Desert 
> >Storm/Shield/Sweep.  Before the network was in place, people were using a 
> >single channel radio relay box called the Hadron.  It was capable of being 
> >used with the KY-57 (crypto) on the PRC-77 (single channel radio), as well as 
> >satcom (PSC-3).
> I've seen the Hadron. It's an impressive, fancy, TEMPESTed, MIL-SPEC
> box. When I opened it up, I found an ordinary, production, amateur
> packet radio TNC (terminal node controller) speaking AX.25.
> Kind of scary when you think about it. :-)
> What would normally cost a ham about $150-$200 probably cost the
> government about $5K each.

Probably a KPC-3  :)