<<O>>  Difference Topic HossTraders (r1.6 - 10 Sep 2007 - ToddWarfield)

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Overview

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Supplies

  • Blank discs
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  • Disc sleeves

  • Markers
  • Rubber bands
  • Masking tape
 <<O>>  Difference Topic HossTraders (r1.5 - 10 Feb 2007 - BenScott)

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Overview

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Hosstraders is a big hamfest (amateur radio festival) and "flea market for geeks". It is held twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See HosstradersAnnouncement for more info. Linux and ham radio go together very well. See HamRadio for why.
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It has been announced that the Hosstraders event itself has been discontinued.

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GNHLUG tries to have a booth at Hosstraders and do the Linux evangelism thing. We spead the word about Linux in general and GNHLUG in particular. We also have CDs/DVDs with recent Linux software (generally burned to order), which we sell for a buck per disc.
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Hosstraders was a big hamfest (amateur radio festival) and "flea market for geeks". It was held twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See HosstradersAnnouncement for more info. Linux and ham radio go together very well. See HamRadio for why.

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BenScott and MadDog are the current major coordinators for this, but quite a few others help out, and the help is needed. Just manning the booth and answering questions helps a lot. In the past, EdLawson has sometimes managed to bring a Linux-based ham demo, which really rocked.
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GNHLUG tried to have a booth at Hosstraders and do the Linux evangelism thing. We spead the word about Linux in general and GNHLUG in particular. We also had CDs/DVDs with recent Linux software (generally burned to order), which we sold for a buck per CD ($3 per DVD).

BenScott and MadDog were the last major coordinators for this, but quite a few others help out, and the help was needed and appreciated. Just manning the booth and answering questions helped a lot. In the past, EdLawson had sometimes managed to bring a Linux-based ham demo, which really rocked.


People

 <<O>>  Difference Topic HossTraders (r1.4 - 09 Nov 2006 - BillMcGonigle)

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Wishlist

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  • More Ham radio demos and knowledge
  • A custom CD (bootable or otherwise) with radio-related software on it
    • Does this mean "custom with GNHLUG info" or what? Harv's Hamshack Hack is already a bootable, radio-centric Linux distro. -- BenScott - 20 Sep 2006
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  • Load up some of those junkers with an appropriate linux distro - have them live on the 'Net for webmail, and let people take them home for a modest donation.

Checklist

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  • Extra folding table(s)?
  • Small spotlights?
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Wireless link back to Ted's House

  • Two WRT54G's in WDS mode
  • Two directional 2.4GHz antennas, 12dB
  • LMR-400 cable with N-to-RP-TNC pigtails
  • One PoE? injector
  • 300' of Ethernet cable
  • A couple mounting boards
  • ratchet straps for attaching to a tree
  • cable ties for stringing up wireless feed wire
  • a ladder for getting up in the trees
  • A stable DNS server (Ted's ISP can be shakey, c. spring 2006)
  • a switch/WAP at the booth for distributing the connection

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic HossTraders (r1.3 - 20 Sep 2006 - TedRoche)

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Overview

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Hosstraders is a big hamfest (amature radio festival) and "flea market for geeks". It is help twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See HosstradersAnnouncement for more info. Linux and ham radio go together very well. See HamRadio for why.
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Hosstraders is a big hamfest (amateur radio festival) and "flea market for geeks". It is held twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See HosstradersAnnouncement for more info. Linux and ham radio go together very well. See HamRadio for why.

GNHLUG tries to have a booth at Hosstraders and do the Linux evangelism thing. We spead the word about Linux in general and GNHLUG in particular. We also have CDs/DVDs with recent Linux software (generally burned to order), which we sell for a buck per disc.

 <<O>>  Difference Topic HossTraders (r1.2 - 19 Sep 2006 - BenScott)

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Hosstraders is a big hamfest (amature radio festival) and technology flea-market. It is help twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See http://www.hosstraders.com and http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg for more info.
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Overview


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Linux and ham radio go together very well. See the HamRadio page in the Www web for why.
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Hosstraders is a big hamfest (amature radio festival) and "flea market for geeks". It is help twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See HosstradersAnnouncement for more info. Linux and ham radio go together very well. See HamRadio for why.

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GNHLUG tries to have a booth at Hosstraders and do the Linux evangelism thing. We spead the word about Linux in general and GNHLUG in particular. We also have CDs with recent Linux software which we sell for a buck per disc.
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GNHLUG tries to have a booth at Hosstraders and do the Linux evangelism thing. We spead the word about Linux in general and GNHLUG in particular. We also have CDs/DVDs with recent Linux software (generally burned to order), which we sell for a buck per disc.

BenScott and MadDog are the current major coordinators for this, but quite a few others help out, and the help is needed. Just manning the booth and answering questions helps a lot. In the past, EdLawson has sometimes managed to bring a Linux-based ham demo, which really rocked.

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Materials needed:
  • Booth
  • Table rental for the booth
  • Warm bodies to man the booth
  • Computers with CD recorders
  • Blank discs
  • Disc sleves
  • ISO images of recent Linux software
  • Markers for blank discs
  • Signs/banners
  • Copies (hard and soft) of http://radio.linux.org.au and similar sites
  • Slips of paper with our name and web address ("business cards")
  • Power cords and UPS
  • Ethernet cords and hub
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People

Present and past volunteers include:


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Ideas for Future Improvements:
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Wishlist

Ideas for Future Improvements


  • More Ham radio demos and knowledge
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  • A custom CD with radio-related software on it
  • A custom bootable CD with radio software on it
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  • A custom CD (bootable or otherwise) with radio-related software on it
    • Does this mean "custom with GNHLUG info" or what? Harv's Hamshack Hack is already a bootable, radio-centric Linux distro. -- BenScott - 20 Sep 2006

Checklist

Pre-show

  • Announcements
  • Reserve booth
  • Table rental for the booth
  • Sign-up warm bodies to man the booth
  • Make signs, banners, flyers, etc.
  • Download Linux distro disc images
  • Gather "Information" (see below)

Information

This information should be saved to hard drive for offline access while at the event, and/or printed out so we have hard copy. Preferrably both.

Equipment

  • Computers with CD recorders
  • UPS
  • Power cords and strips
  • Ethernet cables and hub

Supplies

  • Blank discs
  • Disc sleves
  • Markers
  • Rubber bands
  • Masking tape
  • Index cards

Collateral

  • GNHLUG signs/banners
  • GNHLUG flyers (many copies, for distribution)
  • GNHLUG "business cards"
  • Signs with list of distros/archs and "burned to order" w/ price

Other

  • Fans and/or space heaters (depending on weather)
  • Umbrella (it always rains)
  • Folding chairs
  • Extra folding table(s)?
  • Small spotlights?
 <<O>>  Difference Topic HossTraders (r1.1 - 08 Feb 2004 - BenScott)
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Hosstraders is a big hamfest (amature radio festival) and technology flea-market. It is help twice a year at the Hopkinton Fair grounds. See http://www.hosstraders.com and http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg for more info.

Linux and ham radio go together very well. See the HamRadio page in the Www web for why.

GNHLUG tries to have a booth at Hosstraders and do the Linux evangelism thing. We spead the word about Linux in general and GNHLUG in particular. We also have CDs with recent Linux software which we sell for a buck per disc.

BenScott and MadDog are the current major coordinators for this, but quite a few others help out, and the help is needed. Just manning the booth and answering questions helps a lot. In the past, EdLawson has sometimes managed to bring a Linux-based ham demo, which really rocked.

Materials needed:

  • Booth
  • Table rental for the booth
  • Warm bodies to man the booth
  • Computers with CD recorders
  • Blank discs
  • Disc sleves
  • ISO images of recent Linux software
  • Markers for blank discs
  • Signs/banners
  • Copies (hard and soft) of http://radio.linux.org.au and similar sites
  • Slips of paper with our name and web address ("business cards")
  • Power cords and UPS
  • Ethernet cords and hub

Present and past volunteers:

Ideas for Future Improvements:

  • More Ham radio demos and knowledge
  • A custom CD with radio-related software on it
  • A custom bootable CD with radio software on it
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