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[aprssig] I Apologize!

KA8VIT ka8vit at ka8vit.com
Mon Jan 8 19:08:45 UTC 2007

Just for the record...  we do support the NWS..   and many other
"services" to the tune of 28-percent a year!

Some of you have to understand...  *we* work on a budget too!


Bill  KA8VIT

KCøRNP Richard wrote:
> As we all know NWS folks use CWOP "traffic" daily. As a storm spotter
> I wish we could get this resolved ASAP. I have used the data that CWOP
> folks send out to help spotters in the field that do not have APRS
> know what others are seeing. This is a great backup to check to see if
> both the CWOP person and you spotter are seeing the same thing.  I
> personlay think it's a shame that the had to trun the server off. I am
> reminded that on aspect of Ham Radio is the "SERVICE TO THE
> COMMUNITY," and personally don't think we are being of service to the
> community by turning off servers that are NEEDED by NWS and storm
> spotters. Some of you have to understand the NWS runs on a budget just
> like every other government office so do you think they have the time
> and $ needed to set up a CWOP server that would work with FindU, I
> personaly don't think so. At this time I can not currently help fund a
> CWOP server that would work with FindU, but if that is what is needed
> to fix this "HAM RADIO WAR" then so be it and I would be willing in
> the future when I have the $ to do so, to help fund it.
> Oh and to the "CORE" team keep up the great work that you guys do to
> keep HAM RADIO REAL and a SERVICE to the community.
> Also to the core team if I can help in any way let me know. Side note
> I have a server that has Redhat on it and would be willing to set up
> programs with the "CORE" folks help as I don't know much about Redhat
> but have the websites up and running :).

Bill Chaikin, KA8VIT
USS COD Amateur Radio Club - W8COD
WW2 Submarine USS COD SS-224 (NECO)

ka8vit at ka8vit.com

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