[nos-bbs] some timid questions

Langelaar maiko at pcsinternet.ca
Wed Jul 22 13:57:12 EDT 2020

Now there's a call I have not seen for a while :)

Welcome back Old Man.

For the rest of you wondering where I am (I have emails to answer, I know),
but my other half is very sick right now, and it's a full time job 
taking care of
that, and juggling the job :(

Be safe folks, stay healthy, stay busy !

Maiko / VE4KLM

On 7/21/20 2:34 PM, MJ Inabnit wrote:
> 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

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