My apologies to all for a long hiatus from writing articles on my blog. It has been a very busy few months – becoming an uncle, flying to the Philippines, and my participation with the Peel Amateur Radio Club (PARC), becoming a much larger time commitment.
Part of that expanding time commitment is the launch of a new amateur radio net – PARC TUXNET. A few weeks ago, one of the members of our club and active member of or Linux special interest group (SIG), Mike (VA3SOP) came up with the brilliant idea of having a weekly Linux net on the club’s repeater (VE3PRC). I jumped at the idea, and within short order, PARC TUXNET was born.
PARC TUXNET is a net about Linux, free and open source software, and their uses in amateur radio. This net happens every Thursday night at 8:00pm EST on a frequency of 146.880MHz with negative offset. The repeater has a range of pretty much the whole GTA (Greater Toronto Area) – as far west as Hamilton, as far East as Pickering, and as far north as Grand Valley. Some of our American friends from across the lake have also been able to tune in.
So, if you are within our broadcast region, and have a radio capable of 146.880 Mhz reception, then tune in to the PARC TUXNET!
Joe de VA3POR