[nos-bbs] some timid questions

MJ Inabnit ke6sls at arrl.net
Tue Jul 21 15:34:56 EDT 2020

Hi all,

I ran a Jnos network here in Eureka(!) California into the early 2000's.
 I think I was issued six IP's then.  I recall the HUGE learning curve
to make them function well with the great help of Bob in Sacramento--no
longer recall his call sign but I think he was a professional truck
driver and great Jnos guru then.  Activity completely stopped with hams
switching to the Internet, and I couldn't justify keeping a computer
running 24/7, so I turned it off.

I've moved into a little house and now there is a new resurgence of
packet activity, but we are now completely isolated beyond any usable
mountain top nodes.

Getting new nodes on our mountains will take a huge effort.  So I'd like
to revisit using Jnos on a Rpi since a local ham has gifted a version 3
pi to me.

The problem is if I can get it up and running.  The program is not an
easy thing to configure and I find a lot of traffic on this reflector is
quite above my head.

What I would like to do is find a second station that is capable and
willing to link via Internet a gateway to the I-5 corridor for users to
find more activity.  But the hurdle of getting a simple configuration
has me concerned--would I be able to do it, or even keep it running??

Perhaps there is a simpler way--maybe not Jnos but some other program?

I could sure use some suggestions and guidance.

PS  I think my old IP's may have been given away or possibly sold?

Thank you, 73
Jaye ke6sls


wishing you well
Jaye, ke6sls--via the toshiba w/thunderchicken

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