[Linux-ham] (no subject)

Norman Young normany27597 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 13 15:25:37 EDT 2006

Hey, Rob.  Sorry to take so long to respond, but I have been really busy at work!

Anyway, I recognized your name as soon as I saw the post.  Glad you tested with us, and I wish I had known you were on this list when you did.

Also. I did check out the RUNT page, and it looks like it is worth trying.


> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 13:36:02 -0400
> From: Rob Rousseau <ki4bke at nc.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [Linux-ham] Calling for Introductions
> To: Amateur Radio meets Linux <linux-ham at trilug.org>
> Message-ID: <44749982.8080705 at nc.rr.com>
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> Hi Chris et all,
>    My son turned 1 back in January.   :)   I live in Holly Springs, NC 
> and hold a Technician license that I got back in July 2003.   I am also 
> a member of the Triangle Linux User Group (www.trilug.org).  At some 
> point, some of the other local linux-hams that I knew (Tanner & Kevin) 
> started up this list and I joined seeking to increase my linux-ham 
> knowledge.  I work for one of the local big-tech companies in RTP doing 
> Middleware support.
>    When I attend the Trilug meetings, I boot my laptop using an 
> AFU-Knoppix CD (http://www.afu-knoppix.de/).  The AFU Knoppix CD 
> contains software for the operating modes of PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, FAX, 
> APRS and packet radio. Additional applications for Sat tracking, 
> logging, locator referencing and antenna computation are also included.  
> Unfortunately I haven't been able to try all of these different modes yet.
>     I have done a few HAM radio projects so far (a copper J-pole, a 
> Tinytrak3 for APRS and a RASCAL) (http://www.packetradio.com/) and am 
> working on the rollup J-pole and another APRS unit with an Axiom GPS 
> board (http://www.cvarc.org/).  These small projects are doable for me 
> as they are inexpensive and easy.
>     Although HAM radio isn't my primary hobby (I am also a Model 
> Railroader & DJ), I do enjoy the electronics, comradery, and public 
> service that it promotes.  I am interested in weather & Skywarn and hope 
> to have a weather station running someday.  Another thing I want to 
> learn more about is IRLP, PSK and satellites (maybe try to build an 
> arrow antenna).  I do hope to study and pass my CW exam and upgrade to 
> General.
>     Norman, you may also want to check out RUNT, a flash drive linux 
> distro that a fellow Trilug member developed.  http://runt.mybox.org/   
> I also took my Technician exam at your VEC session.  Thanks!
> 73,
> -Rob Rousseau KI4BKE

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