[SATLUG] SATLUG Amateur Radio Operators
dubose at texas.net
Sat Jul 12 10:40:03 CDT 2003
If you are a licensed amateur radio operator in SATLUG, would you please
drop me a personal E-Mail to k5yfw at arrl.net with your name, call and
E-Mail address where I can contact you.
There are a number of FCC issues that if left unchecked (commented on)
will adversely affect amateur radio operation and our ability to serve
the community. A number concern data communications.
Additionally and perhaps of even more interest, there appears to be a
"fight" brewing within amateur radio ranks on what should be the
"default" OS for amateur radio use. Currently the Software Design Radio
(SDR) project by Gerald Youngblood (AC5OG) up in Austin favors Microsoft
even though there is an open source interface project. Since Gerald is
the "owner" of the SDR design, he can make the it easy or hard for Linux
to interface with the SDR. But this is only one of several projects
where Linux users need to encourage the use of Linux.
We also need Linux users to "lobby" QST Magazine to give preference in
publishing articles that use software to those that have Linux as well
as MS applications. And too, we need to personally lobby amateur radio
hardware and software manufacturer and vendors to provide Linux
applications and hardware that is controlled or programmed using Linux
as well as MS.
Additionally, it would appear that some of the major Amateur Radio Relay
League project are going to support the move of the AmprNet from the
IPv4 ampr.org domain to an IPv6 AmprNet domain. As most of you know,
going IPv6 on Linux is a piece of cake. (I've never done it but am
assured by experts that it is very easy.)
There will be a Linux forum at the TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications
Conference (DCC) this September in Newington, CT. Texas A&M Univ. would
like a to host a full Linux in Amateur Radio conference sometime in
early 2004 at College Station. I will be one of the key supports of
In support of all this, I am trying to update, validate, re-create a
list of SATLUG amateur radio operators. Many of you have already sent
me an E-Mail to this end; however, even though it was recently, I fear
it is out of date. Since I have no access to a web server that could be
used to generate a web registration form, I am asking for an individual
E-Mail from SATLUG hams.
If the SATLUG BOD feels it worthy, and there is enough interest, I would
suggest a SATLUG-ham mail group be created.
Your support and receipt of your name, callsign and an E-Mail address
where you can be reached would be greatly appreciated.
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