It has been a year since my last update and in that time I have not done much to move this effort forward. I would like to change that now.
In order to get this group off the ground, we need a place to talk. So several months ago I put up a online forum site to hold discussions about the ARETF. The site is available at https://forum.aretf.net , if you’d like to help out, please go sign up.
The next step was finding a place to store our documents and being a software person at heart, I setup a Git repository at GitHub. I have uploaded some of the initial documents describing how I think the group should operate, I will figure out the best way to accept commits as we move forward. The GitHub link is https://github.com/richark/aretf.
Finally I am really happy to announce that Andrew-KA2DDO has made the first contribution. Andrew wrote up a proposal for how to authenticate APRS packets for various uses, which could easily be extended to other amateur radio areas. The draft is checked into the git repository mentioned above, but here is a direct link.