[nos-bbs] Convers network

Glenn Wright gw.ka8e at digitalrealm.net
Wed Sep 20 16:05:16 EDT 2006

wa7nwp at jnos.org wrote:
>>    As we are pretty heavy users of the CONVerse bridge here in Michigan
>> (usually 18 to 20 nodes linked 7x24) we would like to see this eventually
>> get fixed.  Some nodes that ran under DOS that had little RAM available
>> were the most vulnerable to the crashes.  More RAM certainly helped alot.
>> But the crashes are sometimes seen on the Linux-based nodes as well.
>>       --- Jay Nugent  WB8TKL
>>           o Chair, ARRL Michigan Section "Digital Radio Group" (DRG)
> Very interesting to hear of the heavy use of CONVerse there.  I've been
> thinking it's going to be a very valuable asset here too to supplement
> Emails and APRS.
> A couple questions:
> Are you on the International Converse system or standalone?
> What's the architecture?  Do you have some web info and documentation?  
> Which channels?  How are the hubs and clients organized.
> I'm dreaming that when we can get an Convers/APRS gateway established --
> with certain channels being sent out, or fed from, APRS message
> destinations -- then Convers will be accessible by the mobile D700 and D7
> rigs.   I think that will be cool, fun and sometimes even useful!
> 73 and tnx,
> Bill  - WA7NWP
> _______________________________________________
To add to Jay's,
    The CONVerse has been very useful during the major exercises  we've
had in SE Michigan this year.  Another tool in our ENCOMM toolbox.

73 de Glenn KA8E

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