I know it’s been a long time since the last post….
But, life has been busy and that make hobbies fall further down on the priority list. Since I moved into the new house (which is the site for the Anchorage repeater !) I have been enjoying the fantastic views we have of the Alaska Range, Mt. Susitna, Mt. McKinley and Foraker, and the three volcanoes I can see Iliamna, Redoubt and Spurr. We also have seen some wildlife….Check out our recent visitor:
Check out ZL1NC’s page for some great info on building a node out of a very inexpensive Thin Client. He has done some great work!!!
ZL1NC’s Web Page
Over the weekend Bob, WB4APR, and I, KD3SU, tested APRS in a commercial cave in Maryland. I posted some photos and text that Bob wrote up:
Eventually I will make a permanent spot for a web cam from the new Anchorage Area repeater site. For not, as long as it lasts is a view from the site….ENJOY!
If it’s dark, that means it’s night time…come back and check during limited Alaska daylight.
There have been some changes to this website recently!!! That is a good thing…
Special thanks to KD3SU…he is now helping administer the site
WL7LP stepped up and is keeping stat’s on the Morning Net…
Again, please please please, if you have anything you would like to see happen on the Alaskareflector.org website let us know. Sign up and leave a comment or just send me an email.
If you have a web page and you want it linked here we can do that!
Even better, if you are just stopping by leave a comment. I would really like to know who comes to visit.
Thanks to the venerable Craig Davidson, better known as K1BDX, we have an excellent tutorial covering some of the finer aspects of IRLP.
Check it out by clicking here:
IRLP Tutorial, by Craig Davidson
Let us know what you think by leaving comments or join the forum and start discussing it.
This site is now over 1 year old and we have had 36,000 hits! That’s a good thing right?
As you can see there have been no updates to the site in a while. That just comes down to time. I haven’t had as much free time and now that it is summer in Alaska I’ll have even less. I need to update the Morning Net page as I know we have some new net controllers and I would really like to have that section updated regularly.
Is there anyone who wants to be an editor on the site to help keep things fresh and new? Drop me a line is you want to help out.
So, you have a really cool piece of newer hardware that you think would make a great node. You whip out the Centos 4 install disk for IRLP (because that’s the one that works). Then….fizzle…fail…Centos 4 (from the stone ages of early linux 2.6 kernels) doesn’t recognize the hardware. (SATA drives anyone?)
Or, you want to add some cool features to your existing mobile node like usb GPS’s or even USB Wifi….oh wait, you can’t Centos 4 (IRLP) doesn’t support it.
If you are somewhat savvy, or adventurous…you can try my script to install IRLP on an UBUNTU 10.04 machine.
(1) A new install of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS SERVER….only SERVER editions allowed!
(2) An existing backup file or your current node: irlp_backup.tgz
(1) Install Ubuntu
(2) copy irlp_backup.tgz to /tmp
(3) get ubuntu-10_04-reinstall
chmod +x ubuntu-10_04-reinstall
(4) as root execute the script
As of right now…I haven’t tested it out. Because I don’t have an spare machine running, but I did use an early beta version of it to set up the Allstar/IRLP/Webserver you are getting this information from. Best of luck…let me know how it works for you…
Check out the view form Gary and Sherry’s weekend getaway….Fantastic!!!
Thanks to Eric, KL3DO in Fairbanks, I can share with you some FANTASTIC photographs he has taken of the beauty of extremes.
Click on the link to go to his website…You won’t regret it.
Beautiful photos from a Cold Alaskan Winter
Also, just a quick update. I want to say thanks to the people who have donated…You know who you are!!! It is greatly appreciated and will go a long way towards keeping this network up and running.