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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
> 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!
> -Rob Rousseau KI4BKE
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