[Linux-ham] Re: Hamfest planning and needs

Jason Tower jason at cerient.net
Tue Mar 23 16:38:39 EST 2004

i'll have my laptop w/ burner and a linux friendly 802.11 card.  plus a 
couple of extension cords, power strips, patch cables, a kvm switch, 
and maybe a 17" LCD.  and of course, plenty of spare parts :-)


On Tuesday 23 March 2004 16:29, Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> I know that we still have a couple of weeks to figure this out, but
> here are some thoughts about what we should have for the hamfest:
> I will bring:
>       * Dell workstation with CD burner and 17" TriLUG monitor
>       * Dell laptop (slightly broken keyboard so it may not be
> terribly convenient)
>       * 25' extension cord and two powerstrips
>       * Linksys router with 4-port switch and wireless AP
>       * 24-port switch  (belongs to Scott Morris)
>       * About 100 blank CDs.  (If we really need more we can purchase
>         them from a vendor, prices are usually good.)
>       * CD Envelopes  (I have about 150, should be plenty I think)
>       * Cash box with some cash to make change with
>       * Red Hat Linux 9 boxed set, sealed.
> We should additionally have these things.  Let me know if you can
> bring or help with:
>       * At least other computer (desktop or laptop) running Linux
>         hopefully with nice graphical applications.  Sean?
>       *  Monitor splitter cable/extra monitor (?) -- perhaps as a way
> to show one of the monitors to patrons while computer is in use as CD
> burning station.  (I may be able to use an extra video card for this
> purpose.)
>       * Extra Ethernet patch cables (I have only one or two)
>       * Extra power strips and extension cables
>       * Extra wireless card for laptops (that work in Linux!),
> someone always seems to show up with a laptop and no working wireless
> * Sharpies to write on CDs.  TriLUG "business cards" to put in CDs. 
> Chris can you make some more of these?
>       * Fedora Magazine or other up to date shrink wrapped Linux
> stuff we can try to sell, if it's reasonably priced.
> Also, does anyone have a cell phone with an Internet connection that
> we could use for the better part of the day?  Last year at the Cary
> hamfest, Mark Turner had this and it worked out really well,
> unfortunately he could only use it for a while.  I know this is
> asking a lot, but it's a Sunday so it wouldn't use your peak minutes.
>  I'd be happy to lend you my cell phone in exchange for the day.
> With the cell phone Internet connection, we can hook it up to one of
> the computers, run a NAT gateway, and therefore connect the rest of
> the room via the wireless AP.  Don't expect to download a lot, but it
> works for looking up basic stuff.
> Here are some other things:
> Mike Johnson, can you make the hamfest?  If not, can you and I meet
> sometime beforehand so I can get the various things (member forms,
> signs, etc).  Is the really big TriLUG banner still around, or just
> the three smaller laminated signs?
> (I'll be at the CF lunch this Friday March 26.)
> Roy Vestal and/or Matt Lavigne, any chance of borrowing a couple of
> those flatpanels we had at the installfest?  They'd be much nicer
> than the CRTs that Sean M. and I would otherwise bring for our
> computers.
> What have I forgotten?
> --Jeremy

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