What Does PACTOR Mean?PACTOR is a new form of data transmission that combines two prior methods called packet radio and AMTOR, a form of radio teletype messaging. PACTOR enables wireless transmissions and uses a frequency shift keying (FSK) method. Various updated versions of PACTOR include PACTOR-I, PACTOR-II and the newest version, PACTOR-III.
PACTOR is used by some amateur radio bulletin boards. It is also commonly used for transferring data, including email, from marine stations.