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GB7HW Stokenchurch Bucks Nodes


This notice is to advise you that from the end of May 2001
the following nodes / routers  closed down on 5th June 2001.

GB7HW-4 70.4875Mhz Vertical Bucks to GB7DID DIDCOT and AVN Nodes
GB7HW-7 432.675Mhz Vertical Bucks beaming South
GB7HW-9 432.625Mhz 9600bd Horizontal Back Bone Link to Caterham GB7CIP/GB7CR and GB7CP routers

AVN Nodes have closed down at the same time.

This is due to site being no longer available.
My thanks to the site owner for allowing me to run my remote nodes for all this time.

These nodes have been operational in one form or another since 1986 from the Chilterns. Providing a CatRad trunk link to the Caterham Surrey Server, Nodes & Routers at GB7CIP GB7CR and GB7CP.

These nodes handled BBS AX25, LIVE Real time and DX Cluster Traffic from the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Midlands and Gloucester. And in the early 1990's TCPIP traffic to the Midlands via the adjacent node AVN and AYNHO.
My thanks to Paul G0DFP and Chris G4KNM for your supporting links over all these years, as well as Melvin G1SSL who provided the link to DIDCOT.

All these CatRad nodes are privately supported and run by Paul G4APL and Bryan G0SYR.

This is to confirm that this leaves 13 CatRad Nodes Router still operational at the Caterham Sites providing point to point links.

It will be difficult for those of you that use these links daily for your real time QSO's, and DX clusters access, that need to come and go over the Chiltern Hills to and from Surrey.
I do not have a solution for that.  Other than if you can access a TCP/IP Server in your area.
You may be able to connect to the network at GB7CIP IP address and connect out to the NetRom network from there.

Back-up mail routing is in place from East Surrey to the North (Two Routes)
I have lost three other paths I currently use.  I like a bit of built in redundancy.

Problem area will be to #49 and #46, though a longer mail routing can be organised in stead of direct. There are several options that could be worked on. Mail WILL get through.

So there it is Boys and Girls.

                               MLVN------------ SONA
Happy Packeting                                    !
                                                        AVN   (Also closing at the same time)
                        GB7DID ---------------GB7HW---------------GB7CIP

de Paul G4APL Packeting Since 1984
SysOp GB7HW Nodes
Co-SysOp GB7CP (CATB##)
12 April 2001