Seeking volunteers for a special project

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by K3FU, Feb 4, 2018.

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  1. K3XR

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  2. N2AMM

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    I am very amused. K3fu, ya done good, and once I wipe the tears from my chuckling, I'm gonna have another cocktail!
  3. K3FU

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    Wow, what's in your garage?

    All I can say is, that's not how we do Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood, nor even on the net.

    If you are looking for some sort of "Mission Statement," I suppose that our special springtime message, posted last April, should provide some background:

    73, Paul, K3FU
  4. K3FU

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    I am pleased to report that we now have three interested volunteers, and look forward to working with all of them.

    73, Paul, K3FU
  5. K2CD

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    Fascinating mission. I haven't thought of BBSes in many years, even though I ran one in NYC back around 1985 - 1989. Made me think of Capitol Connection BBS in VA, also back in the 80s. SySop was named Bob, but I forgot his call sign. His board was connected to RIME net. Those were the days. Good luck.
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  6. K3FU

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    I remember the "3 Winks" BBS (run by W3INK in Maryland) in the late 80's/early 90's. Nice features, including file downloads, Fidonet forums about amateur and other types of radio, and what was pretty novel at the time: an e-mail gateway to the Internet via

    The Fidonet forums could have vigorous debate, but the volume was limited by what could be relayed via overnight telephone modem transfer from hop to hop, and what each sysop was willing to carry (some hotheaded forums could burn up modems, hard drives, and telephone bills). Worldwide linking was possible, if slow, and was an early version of Usenet newsgroups.

    Having witnessed advances over 30 years, I've concluded that the technologies may change, but the same types of challenges in human-to-human interaction, and maintaining an orderly civilization, remain.

    73, Paul, K3FU
  7. K1TGX

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    Brings back memories :) My 3 sons and I were involved in Fidonet - IIRC we used a DEC PC with a 5mb hard drive. . .
    1:141/870 Josh Molaver Cheshire CT The Hole in the Woods
  8. W9FTV

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    I played with Fidonet briefly in the early 90's on an Amiga 2000, the phone bill was the killer.
  9. W2AI

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    Isn't the oversight of 'abuse' on internet discussion forums the SOLE task of the administrators/ moderators of that specific forum?? I can't see the nexus of your volunteer " team" and amateur radio internet forums in which your group has no powers of either censorship or control.
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  10. KG4RUL

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    PLEASE! Keep this thread alive! Most fun reading I have had in a LLLOOONNNGGGG time!!!!:D

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