[Wolves] FW: Shropshire Linux Group stand at a ham radio event
ron at wellsted.org.uk
Sat Aug 31 20:25:23 UTC 2013
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In case anyone is in Shropshire, England on Sunday 1st tommorrow - we're
putting on our annual demo of Linux and other related and open source
tables at the Telford Hamfest in Enginuity buildings, Coalbrookdale
Shropshire from 10.30am onwards.
For those who don't know about amatuer radio, (more often called ham
radio in the states) - it is a mature ~100 year old interest which
people build, develop and use radios to communicate all over the world
- - it harks from the amateur scientist Victorian era but is still at
the forefront of tech developments. Developments are freely passed out
to others to use and improve.
Linux is used by many - and its our intent to raise that amount. I'm
promoting HamOS Linux distro - but we also have 3D printing and
possibly some Raspberry Pi things going on.
We've been doing this since about 2005 and it's always an inspiring
day to meet folk from all over the country who are at various stages
of discovery and use.
In the early days we practically spammed out Ubuntu disks to anyone who
didn't run away quickly enough - but in recent years we've seen a
change of people from the 'does it work in windows huh huh?' kind of
part sarcasm but incredible variations of inquiries and questions -
usually we have someone at the table who can give them an answer or at
least somewhere to go to get one.
The website for the event is http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk
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