[HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN Minecraft?

Dana Hanford Dana at thesalesgroup.com
Sun Sep 27 07:45:38 PDT 2020

I agree, although I am not a gamer, I think it is a good way to test the limits of the network and have fun at the same time.  Is it that different from amateur radio contesting or “fox and hound” games?  I am all for serious use of ham radio in support of emergency communications and this “fun & games” use of amateur radio can help sharpen the skills of amateur radio operators, their equipment and infrastructure, which will be important when called on for more serious communications support.  I do agree with Chuck about collecting data that would be useful to find weaknesses in the network and personal equipment that will help improve the system.

73 de,


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From: PSDR <psdr-bounces at hamwan.org> On Behalf Of John D. Hays
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:29 AM
To: Puget Sound Data Ring <psdr at hamwan.org>
Subject: Re: [HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN Minecraft?

So playing chess over CW or phone is contrary to the "letter and spirit" of FCC authorizations?
On Sat, Sep 26, 2020, 22:46 Chuck Cole <cncole at earthlink.net<mailto:cncole at earthlink.net>> wrote:
Gaming (ie, pure diversion) sounds contrary to letter and spirit of the FCC authorizations for amateur service.

I prefer that such things become specific prohibitions and maybe even punishable offenses since they can jeopardize our having any privileges.  There is no political up side for diversionary gaming.  If games were an explicit part of experimentation to improve bandwidth and reduce latency, AND data was both collected and reported in a useful manner, THEN games may be OK.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bart Kus
Sent: Sep 27, 2020 1:08 AM
To: Puget Sound Data Ring
Subject: [HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN Minecraft?


I've come to realize that games seem compatible with Part 97.  So let's run a test of this on HamWAN.  I've setup a Minecraft Bedrock server on "minecraft.hamwan.net<http://minecraft.hamwan.net>" port 19133.  The world has been initiated from the seed "HamWAN".  :)  If you'd like to build some ham radio related world, please join and have a go.  I expect many antennas!

I've set the game rules to pvp=off (no hitting each other), and showcoordinates=true (so people can find each other).

I'd like to hear reports of how the gaming experience is over HamWAN, so access to the server is limited to ARDC addresses only.  That is, you've gotta be connecting from<> or<> address space.

Have fun!  And remember, don't dig down<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJQclHtsEE8>.

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