Announcing the Second Annual *N2LEN* 9/11 Commemorative Net
- From: "k5jd" <k5jd@...>
Date: Thu Jul 24, 2003 5:21 pm
Subject: Second Annual *N2LEN* 9/11 Commemorative Net
Announcing the Second Annual *N2LEN* 9/11 Commemorative Net.
This important event will be held on Thursday, September 11 to honor
those who lost their lives and those who spent so much time trying to
find survivors after that terrible act of terrorism against our
people and our country. The day will start with the main EchoLink
net servers opening at 6:00AM EST and the directed net to begin that
evening at 7:00PM EST. All EchoLink, IRLP and eQSO servers are
invited to join at the times of their own choosing during the day
to actively participate or just listen, but should plan to link no
later than 7PM EST. Further instructions regarding how to link to the
net will be forthcoming here on the EchoLink News Group before 9/11.
Last year's 9/11 net is still being talked about as being, without a
doubt, the largest real-time gathering of amateur radio operators
ever, and the organizers of this year's net are planning the 2003 net
to be even bigger and better. Since the last 9/11 net in 2002, there
has been tremendous improvement in the linking software available to
EchoLink Conference servers. 2002's net was so large that it strained
the capacity of the EchoLink servers to handle the 1000+ stations
that participated. This year, we are fortunate to have the
improved "TheBridge" conference software that will allow the
9/11 net to have virtually unlimited capacity due to the fact that
the EchoLink Conference servers can all be linked together and act as
one very large server with unlimited bandwidth and without
degraded audio! Also, enhanced conference administrator controls will
allow muting of stuck keys, kerchunking repeaters, repeater and link
ID's, and voice announcements.
All three of the major types of linking software, EchoLink, IRLP and
eQSO will be linked into the network. Ask your server operator/owner
if he plans to link to the 9/11 net.
Do you know someone who operated in the original 9/11 operation in
NYC? We are looking for hams, firemen, Police and other relief
workers who would be guest speakers to remember friends and loved
ones they may have lost, and talk about acts of heroism by those
involved in the search and rescue effort. Special speakers from such
organizations as the ARRL and others will speak to the network
as Jim Haynie, ARRL President did last year. If you know of a
possible guest speaker, contact N2LEN (N2LEN1@...) or K5JD
(K5JD@...)and give them contact information.
Put this 9/11 Special Event Net on your calendar now. Let us honor
our fallen countrymen, the rescue workers and others by having the
largest group of Amateur radio operators ever to assemble.
There is a jpeg poster in the "FILES" section of the News
Group that you can forward to your clubs and other ham radio friends.
God Bless America