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[aprssig] Ham Radio, Use it or Lose it!

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Sat May 24 15:02:14 UTC 2008


... ahhh  the memories keep on rolling ... and, officially christened  
by Tom, W3IWI, the infamous "Surreptitious Software Society" used to  
meet in the back corner of the food area of that rest stop!

  I would add, though .... those "Planning(Dream) meetings" more often  
involved plans  that came to, if not immediate, at the very least near  
future fruition. We went from that one digipeater to a network  
spanning Virginia from to above Albany (NY) in  a little more than a  
year .... not because people were sitting back  'dreaming' but because  
people were getting out and "doing." You need both and it simply won't  
do to have the dreamers putting down the doers.

   cheers ... 73 de brian, n1bq


On May 23, 2008, at 8:10 AM, Joe - KC2TN wrote:

> Hi Brian,
>
> 	I remember showing up on your doorstep, after dodging several  
> huskies, only
> to have you scurry up an attic ladder to retrieve an HDLC chip for a
> Vancouver board donated to the cause by Steve - W2FPY.
>
> 	This was then turned into the W2FPY-7 digi and the link between DC  
> and
> North Jersey and South Jersey was born.
>
> 	Planning (Dream) meetings held at the rest stop on Interstate 95 in
> Delaware, were regularly attended by everyone from DC, MD, NNJ and  
> SNJ.
> These are still fond memories.
>
> 	Bob was a big part of those early days of packet and he's still at  
> it.
>
> 	No pat on the back just good memories!
>
> Joe - KC2TN
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Brian B. Riley
> Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 12:07 AM
> To: k4gps at arrl.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Ham Radio, Use it or Lose it!
>
>  Boy ... memories ... several years pre-PacComm, Gwyn, W1BEL, was in
> the Air Force and stationed at McGuire AFB and lived near me. He,  and
> Ron, WB2YZS, and I each had a Vancouver board (I had imported a dozen
> of them directly from Doug Lockhart out in BC) and we each had two
> EPROMs one was  normal TNC code for our use (my call then was KA2BQE
> and it was burned in and all that). The second EPROM was the KA2BQE
> digipeater EPROM, likewise for Ron and Gwyn. We would each take a turn
> being the digipeater for the other two .... there was no network no
> nothing
>
>
> On May 22, 2008, at 9:12 PM, Rich Garcia wrote:
>
>> anyone remember Gwyn and Linda from PacComm
>
>  cheers ... 73 de brian, n1bq
>
>
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