Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group

VA4WAN is a High-Speed Multimedia Radio (HSMM) initiative that seeks to combine the experimentation, education, and community service of the amateur radio field with the high speeds and flexibility of IP networking.

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VA4WAN Connects the past to the future

The origins of amateur radio can be traced to the late 19th century, but amateur radio as practiced today began in the early 20th century. As with radio in general, amateur radio was associated with various amateur experimenters and hobbyists.

The use of TCP/IP on amateur radio, using packet radio networks, preceded the appearance of the public Internet. The class A 44 netblock of 16.7 Million IP addresses was set aside for amateur radio users worldwide, having been secured in the 1970s.

Wireless Network

Our advanced wireless network uses a combination of 2.3GHz and 5.9GHz radios to provide city-wide coverage.

Global Connectivity

Gigabit Internet connectivity allows us to offer free web hosting and provide users with Internet access.

Network Convergence

Chat around town, or around the planet. Our 100% digital network carries voice, video, data all at once.

Modern Capabilities

It's a bring your own device world. Use apps with your phone or tablet, or connect your laptop or desktop.

VA4WAN Connects you to the world

Amateur radio enthusiasts have significantly contributed to science, engineering, industry, and social services. Research by amateur operators has founded new industries, built economies, empowered nations, and saved lives in times of emergency.

With the advent of mass-produced wireless equipment on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz this technology is now being used to provide much faster links on nearby amateur frequencies.

Thank you to our sponsor

LES.NET (1996) INC. is a Facilities Based IntereXchange Carrier (IXC) head-quartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

LES.NET operates in the MTS Allstream ILEC territory, and is registered with the CRTC as a CLEC, Non-Dominant Carrier, Reseller, and DSL Service Provider.

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