Recently I've been doing some extensive preparation to get a functional amateur radio network up in my local area. Depending on how successful it is, I'll consider growing it. Consider how slow AX.25 is, I found a recent project called New Packet Radio (NPR) which promises up to 500kbps, a significant improvement over the 1200bps of AX.25. The modems came in recently and I'm waiting on the antennas and the DMRs. Let's hope 20w over UHF will be able to make the 3 mile hike to other node.
I'll be setting up some more services on the website soon, an XMPP and likely a Mumble server. Stay tuned.