RE: [WestMichiganHams] Digital network locally
Hey Don and Skip,
I would like to join in on the cup of coffee.
From: WestMichiganHams@yahoogroups.com [mailto: WestMichiganHams@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of George (Skip) VerDuin
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2006 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [WestMichiganHams] Digital network locally
Good morning Don,
YES - let's share a coffee...
Your call to set a time and place?
I've visited your node several times in the past without appreciating the similarity. After doing some web research this morning, I now believe your "net-node" should be compatible with my "net-rom" if our software authors have both been faithful to the standards. To that end, I will configure my node to add your node as a neighbor. Yes - I'll need to set a digi-path since our direct path is not 100% reliable... I should know how well it works in a couple more days.
My path to WA8RSE is not very reliable via RF either. Also, I can not reach RSE via telnet from the command line, while I can reach RSE from telnet within jnos. The bad news is that RSE rejects my login - his node seems to permit only pre-registered logins? I expect to sort out his rules as he and I have further conversation.
I also expect to improve my node's RF accessibility. My plan is to raise the antenna another 20ft (+/-) and increase power from 30 to 100W. It remains to be seen if it will reach the other side of the lake - today it does not. Which opens another subject: what omni-directional antenna works best for digital networks? I've been looking to build a loop for the purpose - but I can still change my mind with an eraser since it is not built yet...
On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 03:42 +0000, Don LaBrenz wrote:
The station here has a Net-Node. It's call sign is WB8I-2, but I do not seem to hear you direct. I do not hear any other Net-Nodes in this area.(I do hear them
from acrost the big lake). I am still having trouble hearing Grand Rapids , I may hang another port on the system with a beem pointedin that direction.
Who knows I also notice that the last time I hear WA8RSA, I was hearing a non AMPR IP address. It looked like it was a LAN address.
73 de Don, WB8I
PS. Still looking forward to that cup o' coffee
de Skip k8rra k