[Linux-ham] RE: Hamfest planning and needs

Jaimie Livingston jaimie at onebutterfly.com
Wed Mar 24 02:55:51 EST 2004

I can contribute:

- At least one laptop (P3-700, Gateway Solo 9300EA2) that can be wiped
to install whatever is needed.
  It's got RH9 on it currently.
- A LinkSys WPC-11 v4 802.11b NIC
- An ATEN CS-12 2 Port mini-KVM, if someone else can come up with cables
for it
- A few extra Ethernet cables, including 2 25'+ STP
- I can print B-Cards if someone will send me the art
- I can also bring a Dell PC with CDRW drive, if it's needed, but I
don't have a monitor I can bring.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Portzer [mailto:jeremyp at pobox.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 4:29 PM
To: Matthew Lavigne; Aaron S. Joyner; Jaimie Livingston; Rob Rousseau
KI4BKE; Sean Murphy; Jason Tower; Ian Meyer; Adam Mondl
Cc: steering at trilug.org; linux-ham at trilug.org
Subject: Hamfest planning and needs

I know that we still have a couple of weeks to figure this out, but here
are some thoughts about what we should have for the hamfest:

I will bring:

      * Dell workstation with CD burner and 17" TriLUG monitor
      * Dell laptop (slightly broken keyboard so it may not be terribly
      * 25' extension cord and two powerstrips
      * Linksys router with 4-port switch and wireless AP
      * 24-port switch  (belongs to Scott Morris)
      * About 100 blank CDs.  (If we really need more we can purchase
        them from a vendor, prices are usually good.)
      * CD Envelopes  (I have about 150, should be plenty I think)
      * Cash box with some cash to make change with
      * Red Hat Linux 9 boxed set, sealed.

We should additionally have these things.  Let me know if you can bring
or help with:

      * At least other computer (desktop or laptop) running Linux
        hopefully with nice graphical applications.  Sean?
      *  Monitor splitter cable/extra monitor (?) -- perhaps as a way to
        show one of the monitors to patrons while computer is in use as
        CD burning station.  (I may be able to use an extra video card
        for this purpose.)
      * Extra Ethernet patch cables (I have only one or two)
      * Extra power strips and extension cables
      * Extra wireless card for laptops (that work in Linux!), someone
        always seems to show up with a laptop and no working wireless
      * Sharpies to write on CDs.  TriLUG "business cards" to put in
        CDs.  Chris can you make some more of these?
      * Fedora Magazine or other up to date shrink wrapped Linux stuff
        we can try to sell, if it's reasonably priced.

Also, does anyone have a cell phone with an Internet connection that we
could use for the better part of the day?  Last year at the Cary
hamfest, Mark Turner had this and it worked out really well,
unfortunately he could only use it for a while.  I know this is asking a
lot, but it's a Sunday so it wouldn't use your peak minutes.  I'd be
happy to lend you my cell phone in exchange for the day.

With the cell phone Internet connection, we can hook it up to one of the
computers, run a NAT gateway, and therefore connect the rest of the room
via the wireless AP.  Don't expect to download a lot, but it works for
looking up basic stuff.

Here are some other things:

Mike Johnson, can you make the hamfest?  If not, can you and I meet
sometime beforehand so I can get the various things (member forms,
signs, etc).  Is the really big TriLUG banner still around, or just the
three smaller laminated signs? (I'll be at the CF lunch this Friday
March 26.)

Roy Vestal and/or Matt Lavigne, any chance of borrowing a couple of
those flatpanels we had at the installfest?  They'd be much nicer than
the CRTs that Sean M. and I would otherwise bring for our computers.

What have I forgotten?


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