[TowerTalk] Contesting.com server
Fri, 21 Dec 2001 18:17:17 EST
Hello, all TowerTalkians --
Here is a message from Bill, W4AN, regarding donations for the purchase
of a new server. TowerTalk is one of the big users of it through the very
generous support of Bill, Trey and the other guys.
I encourage everyone who's ever gotten anything useful from TowerTalk to
a donation. I'm going to donate twenty-five bucks.
There are over 1100 members of TowerTalk. If we each gave a buck - the
whole thing would be taken care of. Please help out if you can.
TowerTalk Founder and Administrator Emeritus
>> Hi all,
We have been using the same server for the contesting.com mailing lists
for the past 6 years or more. N5KO and I paid for the original server,
and I've paid for a new motherboard and a hard drive or two when they have
But now its time to replace the entire box. I had hoped to get eHam.net
to pay for the new server, but there hasn't been enough revenue from
advertising. The plan is to purchase a used box on eBay or UBid. We
don't have big CPU/Memory requirements. We just need something with
redundant hard drives (RAID) and power supplies, and hopefully something
new enough that we can find replacement parts if something fails.
I hope some of you will have extracted enough value from these lists to
see fit to contribute something toward a new server. Your contribution
will only go to the purchase of a new contesting.com mail server. Nothing
else. We will take up $1,000 in contributions, and if the server costs
more... N5KO, AD1C, KM3T, and I will make up the difference.
You can make your contribution online at the following URL:
or you can can send a check to:
5095 Hamptons Club Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Thanks in advance.
Bill Fisher, W4AN >>
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