• CQ CQ CQ

    From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to All on Mon Aug 20 05:38:29 2018
    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to DAVID WESTPHALEN on Wed Aug 29 21:22:00 2018
    David,

    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

    Mostly nets. I run D-Star Nets every night of the week except
    Wednesday, when I check into an Echolink and a D-Star Net. I also check
    into a packet net (via telnet) on Monday. Otherwise, all my nets are
    D-Star.

    However, being caregiver for my elderly Mom has make the hobbies take
    a bit of a back seat for awhile.

    Daryl, WX1DER

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  • From Al Kaiser@1:142/926 to David Westphalen on Wed Sep 5 15:26:58 2018
    David Westphalen wrote to All Subject: CQ CQ CQ

    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

    FT8 is the big attraction right now. This weekend is WAE SSB.


    Al Kaiser n1api@cox.net <=-

    'Til we write again...

    Al Kaiser - Meriden, CT, 05-Sep-2018 at 15:27.
    Fido : 1:142/926 - Internet : n1api@cox.net

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to Daryl Stout on Sat Sep 8 07:56:07 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Daryl Stout to DAVID WESTPHALEN on Wed Aug 29 2018 09:22 pm

    David,

    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

    Mostly nets. I run D-Star Nets every night of the week except
    Wednesday, when I check into an Echolink and a D-Star Net. I also ch
    into a packet net (via telnet) on Monday. Otherwise, all my nets are
    D-Star.

    However, being caregiver for my elderly Mom has make the hobbies t
    a bit of a back seat for awhile.

    Daryl, WX1DER

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    sounds like your plate is full. not very much on air activity here latly. had to reinstall windows on the shack computer amd we all the how that is.

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to Al Kaiser on Sat Sep 8 07:57:18 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Al Kaiser to David Westphalen on Wed Sep 05 2018 03:26 pm

    David Westphalen wrote to All Subject: CQ CQ CQ

    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

    FT8 is the big attraction right now. This weekend is WAE SSB.


    Al Kaiser n1api@cox.net <=-

    'Til we write again...

    Al Kaiser - Meriden, CT, 05-Sep-2018 at 15:27.
    Fido : 1:142/926 - Internet : n1api@cox.net

    .!. This tagline inserted specifically to say "Hi" to David Westphal

    wow i forgot all about the contest, thanks for remindimg me.

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to DAVID WESTPHALEN on Tue Sep 11 11:21:00 2018
    David,

    sounds like your plate is full. not very much on air activity here latly. ha DW>to reinstall windows on the shack computer amd we all the how that is.

    Not just full, but overflowing.

    The only time I'm on the air is for the evening nets.

    Hope you stay safe and weather aware in regards to Florence.

    Daryl

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 3 16:41:18 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Daryl Stout to DAVID WESTPHALEN on Wed Aug 29 2018 09:22 pm

    Hey my friend, just testing my connection to FidoNet after my hub
    went down due to Florance. Got me 59?

    73 de N4DLT

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to Al Kaiser on Wed Oct 3 16:47:27 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Al Kaiser to David Westphalen on Wed Sep 05 2018 03:26 pm

    David Westphalen wrote to All Subject: CQ CQ CQ

    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

    FT8 is the big attraction right now. This weekend is WAE SSB.


    Al Kaiser n1api@cox.net <=-


    Yeah, I spend all my on air time on FT8. Can't remember the last time
    I held the mic lol.

    7 de N4DLT

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to David Westphalen on Thu Oct 4 09:40:00 2018
    In a message on 10-03-18 David Westphalen said to Daryl Stout:

    Re: CQ CQ CQ

    Hey my friend, just testing my connection to FidoNet after my hub
    went down due to Florance. Got me 59?

    RR 599 HR


    CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to David Westphalen on Sat Oct 6 10:09:49 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: David Westphalen to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 03 2018 16:41:18


    FWIW: you don't need this first "ORIGIN" line which looks more like a signature...

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    you might change the one in scfg->networks->fidonet->default origin line, though... if you don't want the cherryville one any more...

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to mark lewis on Mon Oct 8 20:17:49 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: mark lewis to David Westphalen on Sat Oct 06 2018 10:09 am

    FWIW: you don't need this first "ORIGIN" line which looks more like a signature...

    Ok, is it working correctly now?
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to David Westphalen on Tue Oct 9 21:12:32 2018

    On 2018 Oct 08 20:17:48, you wrote to me:

    FWIW: you don't need this first "ORIGIN" line which looks more like a
    signature...

    Ok, is it working correctly now?
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    yes and it actually has been all along ;)

    if it weren't, you'd have received some posts about it :mrgreen:

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to mark lewis on Tue Oct 9 23:22:51 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: mark lewis to David Westphalen on Tue Oct 09 2018 09:12 pm

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    Ok, but I am at a loss as to when it still says Cherryville. I changed all the taglines that I could find. Hmmmm.

    GK
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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to David Westphalen on Tue Oct 9 22:29:32 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: David Westphalen to mark lewis on Tue Oct 09 2018 11:22 pm

    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: mark lewis to David Westphalen on Tue Oct 09 2018 09:12 pm

    * Origin: The Gate BBS * Cherryville, NC USA * (1:3634/27)

    Ok, but I am at a loss as to when it still says Cherryville. I changed all the taglines that I could find. Hmmmm.

    SCFG->Networks->FidoNet->Default Origin line? If not there, then maybe in SCFG->Message Areas->FidoNet->Sub-boards->Amateur Radio->Network Options->EchoMail Origin Line (normally this field is blank/unused).

    digital man

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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to David Westphalen on Wed Oct 10 10:18:42 2018
    Hi David!

    09 Oct 2018 23:22, from David Westphalen -> mark lewis:

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    Ok, but I am at a loss as to when it still says Cherryville.
    I changed all the taglines that I could find. Hmmmm.

    Maybe you should try changing the ORIGIN line??

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to David Westphalen on Wed Oct 10 07:23:36 2018

    On 2018 Oct 09 23:22:50, you wrote to me:

    * Origin: The Gate BBS * Cherryville, NC USA * (1:3634/27)

    Ok, but I am at a loss as to when it still says Cherryville. I changed
    all the taglines that I could find. Hmmmm.

    i never use individual origins for specific echo areas... i use only the default one specifically to avoid problems like this ;) so here's my quote from
    my first message...

    you might change the one in scfg->networks->fidonet->default origin
    line, though... if you don't want the cherryville one any more...

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  • From David Westphalen@1:3634/27 to Rob Swindell on Wed Oct 10 09:54:18 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Rob Swindell to David Westphalen on Tue Oct 09 2018 10:29 pm

    SCFG->Networks->FidoNet->Default Origin line? If not there, then maybe in Options->EchoMail Origin Line (normally this field is blank/unused).

    Thanks Rob, checking it now.
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to DAVID WESTPHALEN on Sat Oct 27 21:56:00 2018
    David,

    Hey my friend, just testing my connection to FidoNet after my hub
    went down due to Florance. Got me 59?

    Sorry for the delay in replying. I shut the BBS down in mid-September,
    to prepare for a move back to my Mom's place from my apartment (she's
    now in a nursing home). I've had router and internet issues, and still
    have to get a ton of stuff to get unpacked. The Technician is coming by
    in the morning.

    But, if I can't get the wx1der.dyndns.org deal to work anymore, I'll
    be forced to abandon the VADV-PHP website (which I liked much better
    than Synchronet's web interface), and use the default Synchronet
    interface, which I consider bland compared to VADV-PHP.

    My QWK mail packet was 2131k, so I've got a lot of mail to read before bed...but I may skip a lot of it....since I have an early wake-up call.
    After the Technician gets done, I may drive the 30 miles to Lonoke to
    visit my Mom. I've been so busy with other things that I haven't had a
    chance to get over there. Plus, I don't want to drive over there if the
    weather is bad...and we have a risk of severe storms here Halloween and Halloween night.

    Daryl, WX1DER

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Sat Oct 27 22:24:00 2018
    Mark,

    i never use individual origins for specific echo areas... i use only the ML>default one specifically to avoid problems like this ;) so here's my quote f ML>my first message...

    I may have different ones for the various networks, but except for the network name, the rest is the same.

    With all the stress I've been under over the last month with moving
    back to my Mom's home, getting her into a nursing home, dealing with the finances surrounding it, and then with modem/router/internet issues, I'm
    going to have a lot of catching up to do on the BBS. My QWK packet was
    2131k, but I will NOT read all the back messages.

    Daryl

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 28 19:23:47 2018
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Daryl Stout to MARK LEWIS on Sat Oct 27 2018 22:24:00

    With all the stress I've been under over the last month with moving
    back to my Mom's home, getting her into a nursing home, dealing with the finances surrounding it, and then with modem/router/internet issues, I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do on the BBS. My QWK packet was 2131k, but I will NOT read all the back messages.

    glad to see you back, daryl... i don't blame you on not reading all the back messages... since my dad died, my participation in a lot of things has dropped dramatically... now i read only three or four areas all the time and just look in on others occasionally...


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Mon Oct 29 17:35:00 2018
    Mark,

    glad to see you back, daryl... i don't blame you on not reading all the back ML>messages... since my dad died, my participation in a lot of things has dropp ML>dramatically... now i read only three or four areas all the time and just lo ML>in on others occasionally...

    Well, I lost my Dad almost 12 years ago now, and my wife died 2 1/2
    months after he did. I'll have a ton of work after my Mom dies, but at
    least I have her house, her car, and my possessions. I doubt she'll ever
    come home from the nursing home (she's 92), and there's no way she can
    drive again.

    Daryl

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Tue Oct 30 09:47:00 2018
    In a message on 10-28-18 mark lewis said to Daryl Stout:

    Good evening Mark,

    glad to see you back, daryl... i don't blame you on not reading all
    the back messages... since my dad died, my participation in a lot of
    things has dropped dramatically... now i read only three or four

    I'm also glad to see one area after another come back to life again.
    Since Florence and other weather disasters only the SYSOP echo has been
    alive.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Holger Granholm on Thu Nov 1 20:37:53 2018
    Re: Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Holger Granholm to Mark Lewis on Tue Oct 30 2018 09:47:00

    Good evening Mark,

    as i'm reading this, yes it is... as i write this it is 20:34 -0400... today has been a long day... we had to dig test pits in raw woods/forest today... lots of vines and undergrowth making it hard for the excavator to get through to the test points... once they got the pits dug, we ran some penetration tests to see how firm the soil material is at that point... one of our holes was 25 feet (7.62 meters) deep... some grueling work at times climbing up and working on the slopes in those conditions...

    I'm also glad to see one area after another come back to life again.
    Since Florence and other weather disasters only the SYSOP echo has
    been alive.

    SYSOP? hummm... i know there are several sysop echos but i remember one being dropped by its moderator long ago... i may be thinking of another SYSOP echo, though...

    PS: you really need to get your fidonet system somehow connected to the internet so you can get messages faster and be connected to more systems for messages... sadly i'm no longer doing POTS connections but do have tentative plans to look into doing such with my new setup...


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Fri Nov 2 10:14:00 2018
    In a message on 11-01-18 mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Good evening Mark,

    as i'm reading this, yes it is... as i write this it is 20:34
    -0400... today has been a long day... we had to dig test pits in raw woods/forest today... lots of vines and undergrowth making it hard

    Europe did go back to standard time oct. 28th so it's now -0300 hrs.

    What are those test pits for?

    the pits dug, we ran some penetration tests to see how firm the soil material is at that point... one of our holes was 25 feet (7.62 meters) deep... some grueling work at times climbing up and working on the
    slopes in those conditions...

    It's a fact of life that all upward slopes are taxing. ;o)

    I'm also glad to see one area after another come back to life again.
    Since Florence and other weather disasters only the SYSOP echo has
    been alive.

    SYSOP? hummm... i know there are several sysop echos but i remember

    The echo is FN_SYSOP the 'INTERNATIONAL FIDONET SYSOP ECHO' as it states
    in the description.

    PS: you really need to get your fidonet system somehow connected to
    the internet so you can get messages faster and be connected to more systems for messages... sadly i'm no longer doing POTS connections

    I know but first of all I'm in no hurry to get messages faster because I
    won't get more time to do them and I have no users that wont other areas
    than I carry, but I actually have a more modern machine to set in after I
    can find/get hold of PCI card containing a PS/2 mouse socket.

    Whatever else there is on that card won't matter because the one I have
    does have only one USB port and an IrConnector in addition to the PS/2.

    As a last resort I could use an USB mouse but that leaves only 2 USB's
    for other uses on the 3-port USB card.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Holger Granholm on Sat Nov 3 12:23:18 2018

    On 2018 Nov 02 10:14:00, you wrote to me:

    Good evening Mark,

    as i'm reading this, yes it is... as i write this it is 20:34
    -0400... today has been a long day... we had to dig test pits in raw
    woods/forest today... lots of vines and undergrowth making it hard

    Europe did go back to standard time oct. 28th so it's now -0300 hrs.

    yeah, ours are currently

    DSTstart=Second Sunday In March At 2:00
    DSTstop=First Sunday In November At 2:00

    What are those test pits for?

    we have to see what the soil is like for construction projects... in this case,
    they're going to be stripping off a lot of the woods/forest and turning it into
    an apartment complex... they have to know what the soil material is like and how much weight it can hold as well as the moisture content... all this for the
    foundations and concrete pads the structures will be built on...

    the pits dug, we ran some penetration tests to see how firm the soil
    material is at that point... one of our holes was 25 feet (7.62 meters)
    deep... some grueling work at times climbing up and working on the
    slopes in those conditions...

    It's a fact of life that all upward slopes are taxing. ;o)

    hahaha, yes, that's very true :)

    I'm also glad to see one area after another come back to life again.
    Since Florence and other weather disasters only the SYSOP echo has
    been alive.

    SYSOP? hummm... i know there are several sysop echos but i remember

    The echo is FN_SYSOP the 'INTERNATIONAL FIDONET SYSOP ECHO' as it states in the description.

    OH! ok... yeah FN_SYSOP is a different area than SYSOP and others...

    PS: you really need to get your fidonet system somehow connected to
    the internet so you can get messages faster and be connected to more
    systems for messages... sadly i'm no longer doing POTS connections

    I know but first of all I'm in no hurry to get messages faster because I won't get more time to do them and I have no users that wont other areas than I carry,

    i can understand that...

    but I actually have a more modern machine to set in after I can
    find/get hold of PCI card containing a PS/2 mouse socket.

    why? i don't understand...

    Whatever else there is on that card won't matter because the one I
    have does have only one USB port and an IrConnector in addition to the PS/2.

    As a last resort I could use an USB mouse but that leaves only 2 USB's
    for other uses on the 3-port USB card.

    you do know that USB HUBs exist, right? you plug on into a USB port and now you
    have more USB ports... IIRC, USB can handle up to 256 devices on each port/channel...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Sat Nov 3 19:06:00 2018
    Mark,

    yeah, ours are currently

    DSTstart=Second Sunday In March At 2:00
    DSTstop=First Sunday In November At 2:00

    I wish they'd decide on one time, nationwide, and leave it.

    With thunderstorms forecast overnight, my computers will be offline
    during the time change. We have an enhanced risk of severe weather
    Monday and Monday night.

    Daryl
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Daryl Stout on Sun Nov 4 06:20:50 2018

    On 2018 Nov 03 19:06:00, you wrote to me:

    yeah, ours are currently

    DSTstart=Second Sunday In March At 2:00
    DSTstop=First Sunday In November At 2:00

    I wish they'd decide on one time, nationwide, and leave it.

    it has been as above since bush changed it... AFAIK, there's no other rules about it in the states... as i write this, we're now -0500 on the east coast...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Sun Nov 4 11:45:00 2018
    In a message on 11-03-18 mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Hello Mark,

    Europe did go back to standard time oct. 28th so it's now -0300 hrs.

    yeah, ours are currently

    DSTstart=Second Sunday In March At 2:00
    DSTstop=First Sunday In November At 2:00

    ARRL usually sent a bulletin specifying its operating hours for bulletin bradcasts but it hasn't arrived yet even though we are today at the
    first sunday of november.

    What are those test pits for?

    to know what the soil material is like and how much weight it can
    hold as well as the moisture content... all this for the foundations
    and concrete pads the structures will be built on...

    Those kinds of projects and tests are done here too. Bed-rock isn't too
    far down here but you have to be careful to reach that for foundation.

    Some architects are dreaming of creating a floating island of houses.
    The problem here is that the city is built on a narrow point of land and
    can only expand north and south.

    However in the north there is a rural district that is growing by itself
    and to the south are islands that are or can be reached by bridges.

    SYSOP? hummm... i know there are several sysop echos but i remember

    The echo is FN_SYSOP the 'INTERNATIONAL FIDONET SYSOP ECHO' as it states in the description.

    OH! ok... yeah FN_SYSOP is a different area than SYSOP and others...

    PS: you really need to get your fidonet system somehow connected to
    the internet so you can get messages faster and be connected to more
    systems for messages... sadly i'm no longer doing POTS connections

    I'm on my way. Yesterday I found and bought a 4-port USB PCI-card and a
    USB mouse. Now I have to find/buy USB extensions that allows me to reach
    two ports from the front. I can't creep to the back of the machine every
    time I want to reach an USB port.

    you do know that USB HUBs exist, right? you plug on into a USB port
    and now you have more USB ports... IIRC, USB can handle up to 256
    devices on each port/channel...

    I have learnt that it's not that simple. I have a floppy unit that
    connects to a laptop. On one laptop it can only read the files but
    isn't able to write on the disk's because the current available from
    the USB port isn't enough to write to the diskette.

    The solution is of course to use two ports to supply the current by
    using a Y-extension that connects to two ports and then to the floppy
    drive.

    I'm going to move all files that are on floppys now to USB-sticks.


    Have a nice day,

    Holger


    .. "All new": Parts not interchangeable with previous model
    -- MR/2 2.30


    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Mon Nov 5 13:28:00 2018
    Holger,

    ARRL usually sent a bulletin specifying its operating hours for bulletin HG>bradcasts but it hasn't arrived yet even though we are today at the
    first sunday of november.

    They usually don't send it until the first business day after the time
    change occurs. It likely will be out later today sometime.

    Daryl, WX1DER

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Tue Nov 6 10:11:00 2018
    In a message on 11-05-18 Daryl Stout said to Holger Granholm:

    GD Daryl,

    bradcasts but it hasn't arrived yet even though we are today at the
    first sunday of november.

    They usually don't send it until the first business day after the
    time change occurs. It likely will be out later today sometime.

    OK I haven't checked my mail yet today but it certainly wasn't there
    last night.


    Have a nice day,

    Holger


    .. "Sam", OH0NC - Aland Islands / 20 deg. E / 60 deg. N
    -- MR/2 2.30

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Wed Nov 7 13:10:00 2018
    In a message on 11-06-18 Holger Granholm said to Daryl Stout:

    Hi Daryl,

    They usually don't send it until the first business day after the
    time change occurs. It likely will be out later today sometime.

    OK I haven't checked my mail yet today but it certainly wasn't there
    last night.

    It arrived early this morning along with the ARRL Kepler bulletin.


    CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


    .. CHILD: Thing that stands between an adult and the TV set
    -- MR/2 2.30


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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to David Westphalen on Tue Apr 16 12:18:00 2019

    On the air - not much - waves have been quiet, plus I've been
    AFB (away from BBS'ing) for months now...

    Happy to be back though!



    David Westphalen wrote to All <=-

    So, whats everyone doing these days on the air?

    origin: The Gate BBS * thegateb.synchro.net * Lawndale, NC
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    ... Leavin' a tagline over here boss.
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  • From Charles P. Adkins@1:229/200 to David Westphalen on Mon Jan 13 22:27:32 2020
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: David Westphalen to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 03 2018 16:41:18

    Hey my friend, just testing my connection to FidoNet after my hub
    went down due to Florance. Got me 59?
    Yep, Works fine.

    73 de chuck K8CPA
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  • From Harleymoon@1:3634/27 to All on Wed Sep 30 10:49:30 2020
    CQ CQ CQ de N4HDM

    Hope everyone is doing good. Just thought i'd hop in here and announce myself.

    73, N4HDM
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  • From Gate Keeper@1:3634/27 to Harleymoon on Wed Sep 30 10:52:40 2020
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Harleymoon to All on Wed Sep 30 2020 10:49 am

    CQ CQ CQ de N4HDM

    Hope everyone is doing good. Just thought i'd hop in here and announce myself.

    73, N4HDM

    N4HDM de N4DLT,

    Glad you could make it in here. Welcome to the party! Who else do we have lurking around here?

    73 de N4DLT
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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664 to Gate Keeper on Wed Sep 30 14:06:52 2020
    On 30 Sep 2020, Gate Keeper said the following...

    CQ CQ CQ de N4HDM

    N4HDM de N4DLT,

    What does the de mean in this context?

    Jay

    ... .... . .-.. .-.. ---

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to Harleymoon on Thu Oct 1 17:52:00 2020
    CQ CQ CQ de N4HDM

    Hope everyone is doing good. Just thought i'd hop in here and announce myself.

    Might as well do a QST (hi hi).

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... I CQ. Therefore, I HAM. -- DE WX4QZ
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to Gate Keeper on Thu Oct 1 17:53:00 2020
    David,

    Glad you could make it in here. Welcome to the party! Who else do we
    have lurking around here?

    Daryl, WX4QZ, in Little Rock, Arkansas. I've had things outside of the
    BBS and ham radio take priority lately, so I've been taking some time off
    from answering QWK Mail. However, I try to update the weather and ham
    radio bulletins on the BBS, when weather permits.

    Daryl

    ... Well, to be frank, I'd have to change my name.
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to Jay Harris on Thu Oct 1 17:53:00 2020
    Jay,

    N4HDM de N4DLT,

    What does the de mean in this context?

    "From".

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... This years toast is better with this years bacon and eggs
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  • From John Guillory@1:396/60 to Harleymoon on Thu Oct 8 20:00:19 2020
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Harleymoon to All on Wed Sep 30 2020 10:49 am

    Hope everyone is doing good. Just thought i'd hop in
    here and announce myself.
    doing fine in Mississippi! 73's de KF5QEO!
    John Guillory
    KF5QEO/AE
    westlakegeek@yahoo.com
    john.guillory@kf5qeo.synchronetbbs.org
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to John Guillory on Thu Oct 8 23:46:00 2020
    John,

    doing fine in Mississippi! 73's de KF5QEO!

    Hopefully, Delta won't do too much damage in your area.

    Daryl

    ... "Never have children, only grandchildren." -Gore Vidal
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  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30.1 to Harleymoon on Fri Oct 9 11:51:56 2020
    Hello, Harleymoon.
    On 9/30/20 10:49 AM you wrote:

    CQ CQ CQ de N4HDM Hope everyone is doing good. Just thought i'd hop
    in here and announce myself. 73, N4HDM
    73 from KD9QHQ!

    Just got my callsign 4 weeks ago :)


    --
    Mike
    BBS: warensemble.com
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  • From John Guillory@1:396/60 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 11 16:51:08 2020
    Re: Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Daryl Stout to John Guillory on Thu Oct 08 2020 11:46 pm

    Hopefully, Delta won't do too much damage in your
    area.
    we lost power for about a day at our house, and 2 days so far at work.

    John Guillory
    KF5QEO/AE
    westlakegeek@yahoo.com
    john.guillory@kf5qeo.synchronetbbs.org
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to John Guillory on Tue Oct 13 17:41:00 2020
    John,

    we lost power for about a day at our house, and 2 days so far at work.

    I was on a Zoom Meeting with the Portage County Amateur Radio Service
    (PCARS) Club in Ohio last night. Right after they drew the 50/50 (the
    winner wasn't me, but he donated it back to the club), my power went out!!
    I had to email one of the officers, noting "my disappearance wasn't due to
    my going off in a temper tantrum, because I didn't win...but apparently,
    some idiot took out a power pole. It was out for 5 minutes in total. I'm
    going my nets via the Verizon Mi-Fi and the laptop, in case that happens
    again.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... Hors De Ourves - Sandwiches cut into many small pieces.
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  • From KK4ZAH@1:3634/27 to All on Mon Feb 27 09:57:33 2023
    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to KK4ZAH on Tue Feb 28 00:55:00 2023
    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    WX4QZ in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... Ham Radio QRP: When you care the most to send the very least.
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  • From Ron Kinney@1:104/115 to KK4ZAH on Tue Mar 7 11:05:30 2023
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: KK4ZAH to All on Mon Feb 27 2023 09:57 am

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    KC0ZPS here in Colorado. :)

    The Dawn of Demise BBS (tdod.org)
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  • From KHRONOS@1:135/392 to RON KINNEY on Thu Mar 9 07:47:20 2023
    Hi,
    KF4YEY here in Florida.
    I don't know if the fidonet system is really used much anymore, but
    we'll see if this message makes it to you.

    Tom
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  • From Darren Darko@1:218/700 to KHRONOS on Thu Mar 9 12:18:07 2023
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: KHRONOS to RON KINNEY on Thu Mar 09 2023 07:47 am

    59+ here ;)
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  • From Ralf Voepel@1:103/705 to All on Thu Mar 9 21:09:00 2023
    KK4ZAH wrote to All <=-

    KF5WGB Texas
    CU down the coax
    73

    @MSGID: <63FCC5F7.3598.amateur_@vert.synchro.net>
    @TZ: fed4
    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?
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  • From Don Vally@1:123/160 to RON KINNEY on Thu Mar 9 23:35:00 2023
    Quoting Ron Kinney to Kk4zah <=-

    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: KK4ZAH to All on Mon Feb 27 2023 09:57 am

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    WQYG967 (FRS) in Erie, PA

    I was a morse intercept operator in the Army...

    CQ IMI K

    Cougar

    ... Sorry... My mind has a few bad sectors.

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  • From Dennis Scott@1:275/89 to Don Vally on Fri Mar 10 10:32:42 2023
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Don Vally to RON KINNEY on Thu Mar 09 2023 11:35 pm

    Quoting Ron Kinney to Kk4zah <=-

    > I was a morse intercept operator in the Army...

    CQ IMI K

    Cougar

    Hello Don,

    May I ask, what was "a morse intercept operator"?

    Cheers,
    Dennis, KD4LLC
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to KHRONOS on Sat Mar 11 03:22:00 2023
    Tom,

    KF4YEY here in Florida.
    I don't know if the fidonet system is really used much anymore, but
    we'll see if this message makes it to you.

    Florida is my old stomping grounds, but I've lived in central Arkansas
    for 45 years, after my late father's job transferred the family to Little
    Rock from Miami.

    However, I didn't get licensed until mid-1991, but have been in the
    hobby ever since.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... H.A.M. Radio Operator: H)ave A)nother M)eal.
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  • From Don Vally@1:123/160 to DENNIS SCOTT on Sun Mar 12 14:27:00 2023
    Quoting Dennis Scott to Don Vally <=-

    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Don Vally to RON KINNEY on Thu Mar 09 2023 11:35 pm

    I was a morse intercept operator in the Army...

    CQ IMI K

    Cougar

    Hello Don,

    May I ask, what was "a morse intercept operator"?

    Hi Dennis - sure! In the US Army my MOS was 05H which the Army
    described as "Performs detection, acquisition and exploitation of
    foreign communications employing International Morse Code and simple
    printer systems in a tactical or strategic environment." Whew! that
    was long winded.

    Basically I was trained to intercept morse code being sent by
    foreign governments. I sat in a radio shack and searched the bands
    for specific morse traffic. I was trained to intercept chinese cut
    characters, but ended up copying east bloc traffic.

    These messages were always encoded, so unless I copied a cleartext
    code word, the job entailed listening to morse in front of a
    teletype printer and hitting the keys as I heard the characters.
    Always in groups of 5 characters with 5 groups then a spacing and 5
    more groups of 5 characters. Of course I would always get the tail
    end IMI SK.

    I just copied the morse, someone else worked to unencrypt the
    messages. Doesn't sound very exiting right? Training for this was
    INTENSE. Took longer than 6 months depending on the trainee, and
    there were a lot of drop outs.

    When I got out of the service, I tried to find a job sending or
    receiving IMC, but the only place that really used it was the
    maritime service. That didn't pan out.

    Sorry for the long winded reply...

    Cougar
    aka Don


    ... He who dies with the most TAGLINES wins!

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  • From KHRONOS@1:135/392 to DARYL STOUT on Mon Mar 13 16:00:10 2023
    I got licensed in 1998, but have only been active on hf since field day
    of 2018 or so.
    Mainly I operate cw and voice every once in a while. I live in a HOA
    area so I just have a simple dipole I put up for weekend operating most
    of the time.

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  • From Dennis Scott@1:275/89 to Don Vally on Mon Mar 13 15:54:21 2023
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Don Vally to DENNIS SCOTT on Sun Mar 12 2023 02:27 pm


    Sorry for the long winded reply...

    Cougar
    aka Don

    Don, appreciate the reply. It was very interesting. Your job in the military was very much harder than mine, I'm sure. I fixed the radio's that you were probably using, or similiar.

    Cheers,
    Dennis, KD4LLC
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to KHRONOS on Tue Mar 14 05:05:00 2023
    I got licensed in 1998, but have only been active on hf since field day
    of 2018 or so.

    The last time I operated HF was on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Memorial Day Troop Train in late May, 2009. We were in a very cramped Conductor's Cabin of a restored 1927 Harlan and Hollingsworth passenger
    car, operating an Icom IC-718 (the get your feet wet in HF, and no frills
    HF rig), with a 20 meter hamstick antenna attached to the rear of the
    car. How I pulled some of those stations out of the weeds on 20 meters,
    I'll never know.

    One ham (now a silent key) couldn't get any contacts, and so his wife
    (also licensed, and still alive as far as I know), got on there, and we
    were hauling in Pennsylvania like there was no tomorrow!! As soon as she
    got off, the band went dead (hi hi). You can go to my bio on QRZ (look
    for WX4QZ), and click on the first hyperlink. From there, you'll go to a
    page with things like:

    1) Excel Spreadsheets of selected D-Star, Echolink, and D-Rats Nets, in Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific Time.

    2) PDF files related to ham radio.

    One of those is my ham radio bio, and in it, is a link on YouTube where
    I was working that Special Event Station, 20 meter HF Railroad Mobile. I
    now do a Trains And Railroads Net every Friday at 8pm US Eastern Time, on
    the QuadNet Array. My eQSL card has a picture of a SOO Line Steam Locomotive
    at Random Lake, Wisconsin, courtesy of Mike Yuhas, AB9ON (he has a large
    amount of train photos at mikeyuhas.org). The alternate phonetics stand
    for "Whistled X-ings (crossings) for Quiet Zones". Some railroads use the letter W for a whistle post to warn the engineer of a highway railroad
    crossing ahead...and some use X for "crossing". The letters QZ stand for
    "quiet zone". The train doesn't sound the locomotive horn, except in 4 instances:

    A) Meeting a train on another track.

    B) Maintenance Of Way (MOW) crews working in the area (usually a "slow
    order" is in place).

    C) Someone is trying to beat the train across at the railroad crossing.

    D) Someone is trespassing on the railroad right of way.

    Mainly I operate cw and voice every once in a while. I live in a HOA
    area so I just have a simple dipole I put up for weekend operating most
    of the time.

    I used to live in HUD subsidized housing for the disabled, but moved
    back to what was my parent's home when I put my Mom into a nursing home
    in mid-2018...congestive heart failure took her life in early August, 2019.

    Her late brother (who has been a silent key for 30 years) was the only
    other ham radio operator in the family, and the youngest engineer hired
    on by the Penn Central Railroad.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... I just bought a cured ham. I wonder what it had??
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  • From Don Vally@1:123/160 to DENNIS SCOTT on Thu Mar 16 08:07:00 2023
    Quoting Dennis Scott to Don Vally <=-

    Don, appreciate the reply. It was very interesting. Your job in the military was very much harder than mine, I'm sure. I fixed the radio's that you were probably using, or similiar.

    It's kind of strange when you look at it, I think you're job was
    probably harder than mine. As an O5H, they crammed all that info
    into my head in about 6-9 months and I can still sit at the keyboard
    and copy code, it's muscle memory. Hear the code, hit the keys.

    Your job sounds harder to me, you actually had to do some problem
    solving! Just a quick aside, what was your MOS?

    Nice to chat with you Dennis, best of luck to you in whatever you
    do!

    Don


    ... When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

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  • From k9zw@1:154/154 to KK4ZAH on Sat Mar 18 18:34:58 2023
    On 27 Feb 2023, KK4ZAH said the following...

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    K9ZW at SPOT BBS also k9zw.wordpress.com

    --- Steve K9ZW via SPOT BBS

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  • From Gate Keeper@1:3634/27 to KK4ZAH on Fri Apr 7 18:16:17 2023
    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: KK4ZAH to All on Mon Feb 27 2023 09:57 am

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    Got you 5 and 9 here in North Carolina de N4DLT
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  • From Gate Keeper@1:3634/27 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 7 18:17:50 2023
    Re: Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Daryl Stout to KK4ZAH on Tue Feb 28 2023 12:55 am

    Long time no see on the BBS de N4DLT
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to Gate Keeper on Sat Apr 8 07:54:00 2023
    Long time no see on the BBS de N4DLT

    I barely have time for my own BBS. I was diagnosed with congestive
    heart failure just over a year ago, and after that 3rd Covid-19
    booster last November, I've had very little energy. I'm seriously
    considering skipping any other boosters (although I've had the two
    initial shots, and three boosters). However, I haven't undergone the
    Redneck Covid-19 test.

    This is where you take your favorite bottle of wine (you might want
    it chilled). Pour some into a glass, then bring it up to your nose,
    and take a sniff. If you can smell the flavor, take a sip. If you can
    taste it, you're negative for Covid-19 -- repeat the test as many times
    as necessary (hi hi).

    Combine that with degenerative disk disease in my back and spine
    (which I've had for the last 6 years), making it difficult to sit at
    the computer for either BBS or website work, or for running my ham
    radio traffic nets (except for Wednesday and Thursday, I run at least
    1 net every other day in the week). It got so bad that I had to cut
    the pre-net checkin time to only 30 minutes instead of an hour.

    If I take Tylenol caplets (the strongest pain medication I have) for
    the pain, I get very groggy, and can pass out during the net...so,
    basically I have to suffer. Getting old is not for sissies, and if
    you call me a sissy, I'll hit you with my purse (hi hi).

    Two of the nets that I run for the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association)...their Sunflower Net on Saturday morning, and their
    Digital Net on Sunday afternoon, offer "an extended checkin window"
    via email and Facebook...from 30 minutes before the net starts, to
    25 hours after that point. This way, I'm not rushed to prepare the
    log, and it lets the stragglers get on the log, but if they checkin
    after the net officially closed, I note such on the log. I know that
    many nets do NOT offer things like pre-net or post-net checkins...if
    you are not there when the net is in operation, you don't get logged;
    whether you like it or not.

    There are too many nets, and too little time. I maintain an Excel
    Spreadsheet of selected D-Star, D-Rats, and Echolink Nets, plus PDF
    files related to amateur radio, at http://www.wx4qz.net/elk.htm

    There are over 200 nets in a month...basically, too many nets, and
    too little time. In one time slot, there are 6 nets meeting at the
    same time!! But, I've noted many hams that are what I call "Hi, Bye,
    and QSY"...it's "Net Control, please checkin [callsign], [name],
    [location], short time, no traffic"...and not a minute later, they
    are doing the exact same thing on another net. A fellow net control
    operator wondered "do they have a life outside of ham radio??". There
    is no prize, bonus, award, reward, certificate, etc., for seeing how
    many nets you can make in a day...never mind how many BBS's you can
    logon to in a day. To me, health takes priority over hobbies.

    In short, I barely have the effort some days to update the ham
    radio and weather data on the BBS, let alone do QWK Mail, or play
    the doors.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... I CQ. Therefore, I HAM. -- DE WX4QZ
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  • From Alan Beck@1:229/426.36 to Gate Keeper on Tue Apr 18 14:45:45 2023
    //Hello Gate,//

    on *07.04.23* at *22:16:17* You wrote in area *AMATEUR_RADIO*
    to *KK4ZAH* about *"CQ CQ CQ"*.

    Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: KK4ZAH to All on Mon Feb 27 2023 09:57 am

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    It's like Dr.Johnny Fever doing the night shift.

    Got any interest in packet radio?

    I can't figure out why people don't use it. I have a terminal up on

    cwnet.org

    There is so much amateur radio stuff on there, almost 1000 messages so far since I rebuilt it.


    73 Alan
    VY2XU


    Got you 5 and 9 here in North Carolina de N4DLT
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    Alan Beck
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  • From Joe Phigan@1:305/3 to Alan Beck on Fri Apr 28 00:13:13 2023
    Got any interest in packet radio?
    I can't figure out why people don't use it. I have a terminal up on cwnet.org

    How does one sign up for access to that?

    Asking for a friend.

    ... Shortcut: longest distance between two points

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  • From Tom Moore@1:124/5016 to All on Fri Apr 28 06:25:03 2023
    Re: Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Joe Phigan to Alan Beck on Fri Apr 28 2023 00:13:13

    Got any interest in packet radio?
    I can't figure out why people don't use it. I have a terminal up on cwnet.org

    I would also be interested in figuring out how to access this system as well. --- SBBSecho 3.20-Linux
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  • From Alan Beck@1:229/426.36 to Joe Phigan on Tue May 2 10:55:08 2023
    lHey Joe,

    Use netmail to send me your call and passw ord.

    I will confirm your call on QRZ.com

    Send me some info on yourself.

    I will include you in my access list.

    That's all. The main thing is to confirm you are a ham operator.

    Study the help menus by typing ?

    You will be connected to a node.

    One option is to go to a node.

    Check out the main page at cwnet.org and you will see the terminal. no www, just cwnet.org

    Very basic. 80's packet style.

    Would be nice to have an active user.

    73,
    Alan




    //Hello Joe,//

    on *28.04.23* at *6:13:13* You wrote in area *AMATEUR_RADIO*
    to *Alan Beck* about *"Re: CQ CQ CQ"*.

    Got any interest in packet radio?
    I can't figure out why people don't use it. I have a terminal up on
    cwnet.org

    How does one sign up for access to that?

    Asking for a friend.

    ... Shortcut: longest distance between two points

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    Regards,
    Alan Beck
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  • From Alan Beck@1:229/426.36 to Tom Moore on Tue May 2 11:00:32 2023
    //Hello Tom,//


    Send me a message with your call for me to check out on QRZ.com

    I need a password so send me a simple password you can remember.

    Read reply I sent earlier. It is very simple and we can go from there.

    Go look at cwnet.org, no www or http.

    That will be your entry point for the terminal.

    Alan

    Sysop
    cwnet.org


    on *28.04.23* at *11:25:03* You wrote in area *AMATEUR_RADIO*
    to *All* about *"Re: CQ CQ CQ"*.

    Re: Re: CQ CQ CQ
    By: Joe Phigan to Alan Beck on Fri Apr 28 2023 00:13:13

    Got any interest in packet radio?
    I can't figure out why people don't use it. I have a terminal up on
    cwnet.org

    I would also be interested in figuring out how to access this system as well.
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    Alan Beck
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  • From Fernando Miculan@4:902/19 to KK4ZAH on Sun Aug 13 20:10:50 2023
    Hola KK4ZAH!

    El lunes 27 de febrero de 2023, KK4ZAH le escribió a All:

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    LW8DFM, in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. QSL?

    Saludos!
    .:Fercho:.
    LW8DFM :: Instagram: fcmsistemas :: Facebook: /fcmsistemas
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  • From Alan Beck@1:229/426.36 to Fernando Miculan on Tue Aug 15 08:52:17 2023
    Alan, VY2XU on PEI

    Canada




    //Hello Fernando,//

    on *13.08.23* at *23:10:50* You wrote in area *AMATEUR_RADIO*
    to *KK4ZAH* about *"CQ CQ CQ"*.

    Hola KK4ZAH!

    El lunes 27 de febrero de 2023, KK4ZAH le escribió a All:

    Cq CQ CQ who's out here?

    LW8DFM, in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. QSL?

    Saludos!
    .:Fercho:.
    LW8DFM :: Instagram: fcmsistemas :: Facebook: /fcmsistemas
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    Regards,
    Alan Beck
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