[aklug] Re: Hams?

From: Jim Gribbin <jimgribbin@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Oct 03 2011 - 01:15:15 AKDT

I believe there is one here that operates remotely as well.

There is a guy from a local Ham Group that stops by Friday Night Linux
occasionally. We're talking every couple of years.

He told me they have an antenna/transmitter at that old antenna farm up
DeArmoun Rd. The transmitter (controller for the transmitter anyway),
last I knew, ran Red Hat.

They have a method of communicating with it via the Internet. I know
about this part because the last time they were by our Friday Night
session, the were having problems with their Ethernet card. I loaned
them one for while they were at the meeting and the next thing I knew,
they were gone and so was my card. It was an inexpensive card and I was
certain it was a misunderstanding, so I never bothered to track them
down :-)

I think they got the box working though.

Jim G

On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 07:12 -0800, Jim Courtney wrote:
> Learn code online in your browser:
> http://lcwo.net/
> On 09/30/2011 04:12 AM, Darren Coolidge wrote:
> > Reading about Morse clicked for some odd reason. I ran into this pic a while
> > back... http://i.imgur.com/vvEsG.jpg
> > On Sep 29, 2011 8:20 PM, "Jim Courtney"<courtney@ieee.org> wrote:
> >
> > It's a good bet what the old-timer wants is access to the HF bands. A
> > friend of mine in San Diego has a newer Ten-Tec radio that has an
> > ethernet interface and a (Windows) client program. He gave me a login so
> > I could try it out. I tuned my radio downstairs to something like
> > 14.010MHz and turned up the volume. I went back upstairs, tuned the
> > Ten-Tec client program (running under VirtualBox) for 14.010MHz, set the
> > mode for CW, and typed on the keyboard. I could hear the faint morse
> > code coming up from San Diego on the radio, delayed by a fraction of a
> > second. I tried it in the other direction with equal success.
> >
> > I once heard about a ham radio club that has a station in Hawaii that is
> > built with remote operation in mind, with the members scattered around
> > the country. I looked but couldn't find any info about it.
> >
> > Alternatively - people can get very creative stringing antennas up
> > inside small residential units. People sometimes connect their 100W
> > radios to rain gutters, bed springs, etc. Not ideal, but probably more
> > fun than using someone else's radio over the internet. The newer HF
> > radios, power supplies, and antenna tuners are so small that smuggling
> > them in and using them should not be a problem.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 09/28/2011 08:19 AM, Tim Johnson wrote:
> >> * Christopher Howard<christopher.howard@frigidcode.co...
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