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  • n3xpd
    Duane, Thank you much for the reply. I m a little uncertain about what you mean by a full blown BBS . I guess that means something like FBB as compared to the
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 21, 2005
      Thank you much for the reply.
      I'm a little uncertain about what you mean by a "full blown BBS".
      I guess that means something like FBB as compared to the KPC-3's built
      in BBS. I'll look into the SNOS though and see if it looks like
      something that I could manage.

      Mike, N3XPD

      --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "dshults" <n7qdn@a...> wrote:
      > Mike,
      > As Ron suggested, BPQ408a is the node software you want, unless
      > you are also thinking of maintaining a full blown BBS. I might
      > suggest Hanks SNOS. It provides full netrom capability, handles
      > your KPC-3 just fine in kiss mode, supports all BBS/message
      > handling capability and places it all in a TCP/IP wrapper if need
      > be. Sits on a house ethernet network for easy sysop and message
      > support from any Windows machine with a news reader and/or e-mail
      > client. Hanks program has officially been in beta for over 6 years
      > (although it has matured many times), but it recently has gone to
      > a "released" version. Lots of bells and whistles. Many configuration
      > examples are also provided. For low speed and above pentium
      > machines running DOS 6.22.
      > Grab the SNOS Version 1.2R Installer here:
      > http://home.earthlink.net/~w0rli/
      > Features list (may need update?):
      > http://home.earthlink.net/~w0rli/nosdoc/about.htm
      > ... Duane N7QDN
      > --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "n3xpd" <n3xpd@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello to the group, I hope my questions are not to off topic.
      > >
      > > Name here is Mike Warner.
      > > Amateur call is N3XPD.
      > >
      > > I have recently become sysop of the local clubs packet system
      > (nobody
      > > else wanted it).
      > > There was a broken flexnet/fbb system running with no network
      > traffic
      > > and no local usage. I shut that down and decided to start over. The
      > > equipment from this old system is still on site and available for
      > use.
      > > There are 3 Tiny2 TNC's(6pack?), a DOS-PC, and radio equipment for
      > 2M
      > > and 1.25M.
      > >
      > > Right now the operating system consists of a KPC-3+, a VHF
      > transceiver
      > > and antenna, running standalone with only the KPC3's BBS and KA-
      > Node.
      > >
      > > I'm pretty new to all of this and have no previous sysop
      > experience.
      > > I am trying to decide on how to procede in building the system.
      > Right
      > > now I'm thinking that I want to end up with the FBB BBS and some
      > form
      > > of networking. So with some searching I found this group.
      > >
      > > Is BPQ32 something that I should be considering? At this point I
      > don't
      > > even know what it does. Or, should I be looking at something else
      > (not
      > > in beta) that has been tried and proven?
      > >
      > > On another group I heard about a MYSYS BBS, any comments? I
      > understand
      > > that it is not longer in development and I was hoping to find
      > > something more current. But if the MYSYS is fairly easy to set up,
      > I'm
      > > thinking that it may be a good place to start.
      > >
      > > Or, can someone point me in the right direction for more info on
      > > setting up a club type packet system? Something like "Amateur
      > Packet
      > > Radio Sysoping for the Beginner" would be nice.
      > > I haven't found any active discussions on FBB or other BBS's.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Mike, N3XPD
      > >
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