• Fidonet

    From Oscar Waghorn@2:280/1043 to All on Wed Oct 24 08:54:32 2007
    I was looking at an old fido file this morning got all misty eyed so looked on the Inet and found this BBS thought great I'll look up the Avation echo Oh dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I remember your names. Does Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?

    Oscar
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  • From Jason Vierik@1:229/658 to Oscar Waghorn on Thu Oct 25 23:45:51 2007
    Re: Fidonet
    By: Oscar Waghorn to All on Wed Oct 24 2007 08:54 am

    I was looking at an old fido file this morning got all misty eyed so looked

    on the Inet and found this BBS thought great I'll look up the Avation echo

    Oh dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I remember your names.

    Does Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?



    You are posting on Fidonet now.





    Jason - W8ZZU

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  • From Mike Luther@1:117/3001 to Oscar Waghorn on Thu Oct 25 21:17:26 2007
    Hi Oscar!

    I was looking at an old fido file this morning got all
    misty eyed so looked on
    the Inet and found this BBS thought great I'll look up
    the Avation echo Oh
    dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I
    remember your names. Does
    Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?

    You bet FidoNet still exists. Some echos are still pretty active. Some are sure not. I gather, from the Region 2 source from which you made this post, you probably are in Region 2. Thus a feed source from wherever in Europe you might hook up with isn't really a takeoff forward from Region 1 over here in the USA, grin. Since a huge part of FidoNet is now fed via IP connectivity via BinkP, TelNet or FTP connections or things like that, phone line costs aren't really the big issue it used to be. Ward will probably offer you comments - his venue is your arena!

    Certainly cheaper than flying an airplane all over the place every day just to talk about aviation, grin!


    Sleep well; OS/2's still awake! ;)

    Mike @ 1:117/3001

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Mike Luther on Fri Oct 26 09:51:45 2007
    Mike,

    Certainly cheaper than flying an airplane all over the place every day
    just to talk about aviation, grin!

    Next week ... Brussels-Amsterdam on a KLM Fokker-100 and then Amsterdam-Hartford on a Northworst Airlines 757-200ER ... 219 Euro round trip. Let's say US310 ... not too bad ...

    I still need to come and visit you to talk "aviation" and "other things" for at least a week.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Oscar Waghorn on Fri Oct 26 09:56:07 2007
    Oscar,

    Oh dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I remember your names.

    Does Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?

    I see you posted this from a BBS in the Netherlands (2:280/1043).

    Where are you operating from so that you can get a feed somewhere?

    Please answer in this conference, or write netmail, or email me at 'wd@skynet.be' and I'll see how to accomodate you somewhere.

    Take care,

    \%/@rd

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    * Origin: Many Glacier -o=O=o- Preserve - Protect - Conserve (2:292/854)
  • From Oscar Waghorn@2:292/854 to Ward Dossche on Sun Oct 28 18:52:39 2007
    Hello Ward,
    I'm in zone 3, Christchurch New Zeland is the closest place you will find on a map. I could use a pots connection anywere in NZ. That would be a bit of work on thinking about it, could be fun though, or the Inet.
    Thanks Oscar

    Oscar,

    Oh dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I remember your names.

    Does Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?

    I see you posted this from a BBS in the Netherlands (2:280/1043).

    Where are you operating from so that you can get a feed somewhere?

    Please answer in this conference, or write netmail, or email me at 'wd@skynet.be' and I'll see how to accomodate you somewhere.

    Take care,

    \%/@rd

    --- D'Bridge 2.89
    * Origin: Many Glacier -o=O=o- Preserve - Protect - Conserve (2:292/854)
  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Oscar Waghorn on Sun Oct 28 23:55:00 2007
    Let me get in touch with someone from overthere to handle your request.

    If you can mail me your voice-number via email at wd@skynet.be I can feed it to a local sysop to help you get set-up.

    Will that work for you?

    \%/@rd

    I'm in zone 3, Christchurch New Zeland is the closest place you will

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  • From Oscar Waghorn@1:229/658 to Jason Vierik on Mon Oct 29 10:52:53 2007
    Re: Fidonet
    By: Oscar Waghorn to All on Wed Oct 24 2007 08:54 am

    I was looking at an old fido file this morning got all misty eyed so looked

    on the Inet and found this BBS thought great I'll look up the Avation echo

    Oh dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I remember your names.

    Does Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?



    You are posting on Fidonet now.





    Jason - W8ZZU

    Total Logged Contacts = 1214

    Last Contact: W8BBM on 40M SSB. Location: Michigan. 10/24/07 at 02:03 UTC

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  • From Oscar Waghorn@1:229/658 to Jason Vierik on Mon Oct 29 10:55:34 2007
    True I am this BBS only seems to have echos up to have 29 fido echos from Amiga to c_plusplus and I'm zone 3 not 2 good to see that there is still some fido left

    Oscar


    Re: Fidonet
    By: Oscar Waghorn to All on Wed Oct 24 2007 08:54 am

    I was looking at an old fido file this morning got all misty eyed so looked

    on the Inet and found this BBS thought great I'll look up the Avation echo

    Oh dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I remember your names.

    Does Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?



    You are posting on Fidonet now.





    Jason - W8ZZU

    Total Logged Contacts = 1214

    Last Contact: W8BBM on 40M SSB. Location: Michigan. 10/24/07 at 02:03 UTC

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  • From Oscar Waghorn@1:117/3001 to Mike Luther on Mon Oct 29 10:51:35 2007
    Well yes it is cheaper but its not the same however a wife kidsa and an increase in my girth have put a hold on flying 16 years since I last flew and 20 since I did it legaly with a licence. oh well, one day...

    Oscar
    ps Im in zone 3 New Zealand

    Hi Oscar!

    I was looking at an old fido file this morning got all
    misty eyed so looked on
    the Inet and found this BBS thought great I'll look up
    the Avation echo Oh
    dear all but dead Hi Mike Luther & Ward Dossche I
    remember your names. Does
    Fidonet still exist ? Where can I get a good feed ( fido not food )?

    You bet FidoNet still exists. Some echos are still pretty active. Some are sure not. I gather, from the Region 2 source from which you made this post, you probably are in Region 2. Thus a feed source from wherever in Europe you might hook up with isn't really a takeoff forward from Region 1 over here in the USA, grin. Since a huge part of FidoNet is now fed via IP connectivity via BinkP, TelNet or FTP connections or things like that, phone line costs aren't really the big issue it used to be. Ward will probably offer you comments - his venue is your arena!

    Certainly cheaper than flying an airplane all over the place every day just to talk about aviation, grin!


    Sleep well; OS/2's still awake! ;)

    Mike @ 1:117/3001

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Ziplog Public Port (1:117/3001)
  • From Jason Vierik@1:229/658 to Oscar Waghorn on Mon Oct 29 21:35:55 2007
    Re: Re: Fidonet
    By: Oscar Waghorn to Jason Vierik on Mon Oct 29 2007 10:55 am

    True I am this BBS only seems to have echos up to have 29 fido echos from

    Amiga to c_plusplus and I'm zone 3 not 2 good to see that there is still

    some fido left



    You can come over to my BBS.. I carry over 350 fidonet echos..





    Jason - W8ZZU

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