I have received support from many friends and family over the past two decades building, expanding, repairing, and maintaining the unbelievable amount of radio and computer gear amassed over the years. Without their continuing support and encouragement the digital and voice systems may not have survived all these years.
I can not list everyone, the list is endless, but there are a number of people that should be recognized.
KA1RXB - Sandy: My wife who has been so unbelievably understanding when I run out and spend too much money on radios and computers, something that happens much too often...
KA1VKD - Bill: My father who has plays a major roll in all of the tower and antenna work. Dad is always willing to dig holes, climb towers, and install antennas even in the worst weather. We have had countless frizzing cold and snow storm installs over the years.
KC1CE - Greg: Played a major roll in the development of the entire ka1rci packet radio system and the ka1rci repeater network. Greg's support over the years has taken many shapes, hardware donations, his labor building and installing antennas, making endless hours pouring over software configurations and debugging problems. He has done all this while supporting a packet system and voice repeater of his own.
K1CVP - Dick: My friend and mentor responsible for getting me started in the grand packet radio adventure. Dick gave me my first PC used for packet, a color computer with small TV set, and has been providing PC equipment at cost for the packet system ever since.
N1DKF - Syl: Help me load VIP-terminal from a cassette recorder on that first color computer. Syl introduced me to packet radio and running a PBBS. He played an active roll in the administration of the KA1RCI RLI PBBS for many years and continues to support the voice network.
KD1BE - Bruce: From welding the concrete reinforcing rod for the repeater tower support base, attending multiple tower raising parties, and hauling repeater hardware back and forth from site to site; Bruce has always been willing to help with any task.
K1CR - Joe: Formally WA1RBT has always been willing to share his expert advice and manage to find time for me to get some "Bench Time" with all the high tech test equipment. Tuning duplexers, setting deviation levels, climbing towers... Joe has always provided support for the digital and voice networks.
N1AXB - Larry: Has donated several multiport serial cards connecting most of the TNC ports and SCSI hard drives for the computers over the years.
K2MF - Barry: Writes and maintains the MFNOS software running on all of the tcpip nodes. Barry has spend a great deal of time helping to get the new internet gateway and the ka1rci tcpip local area network configured and working.
KD1CA - Dennis: Configures and compiles the MFNOS software for the specific applications that are used here on the ka1rci tcpip nodes. Dennis has been configuring and compiling code for the ka1rci nodes for over ten years now.
WB2ONA - Warren: Provided example configuration files that took hours if not days off the initial config of the internet gateway. Warren was one of the first tcpip sysops to get a MFNOS system working with a direct cable modem configuration.
The following users listed have all sent in
donations to help with repairs to the system over the years:
KA1SVW, KD1WE, NY1O, KC1CE, KD1BE, K1CR, W1XJ, KA1WWV, W1OP, N1DKF, K1CVP, KD1PW, KE1BZ, N1QZD, WA1GDJ, K1VV, N1BUA, KD1RM, KA1VKD, KA1RXB, AA1FE, N1LKJ, KB1AWV, N1LLR, KD1YE, W1TMT, NG1U, N1AXB, KA1THM, WB4SON, KA1CQD, N1FLO, N4MDC, KC1PY, N1DWS, N1GDZ.
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