[amsat-bb] Re: volunteering

Steve Daniels steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Thu Oct 22 10:04:46 PDT 2009

Hi Joe,
Most of my experience is with Gentoo Linux, Apache, mysql. Plus relevant
On top of which running SMF for a bulletin board integrated with coppermine
for a gallery. Also Oww and RRD for display data from my weather station.
Also used DADA for a mailing list.

That being said I have plenty of time on my hands at the moment, so I am
happy to load up Joomla or any other CMS and learn it.

One of my reasons for volunteering was some of the very out of date web
pages I was coming across. As I was attempting to get back into amateur
radio. (I lived in a location that maid radio impossible)

So I would be more than happy to help out.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Armbruster [mailto:josepharmbruster at gmail.com] 
Sent: 22 October 2009 02:18
To: Steve Daniels
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: volunteering


You have web development experience correct ?

Are you familiar at all with Joomla ?

One of the current desires of Amsat is to port over the existing  
website to a content management system like Joomla.  I set up  
wikimedia and joomla for testing purposes and Gould seemed to like  
Joomla better.  The primary reason is that adding and editing content  
is a breeze with it.  So, what i'm starting to move over content into  
the Joomla instance.  I'm getting the menus, sections, etc... setup so  
that showing it off will be nice.

If you're interested I could use your help in making it happen.  I  
have a Parallels VM with Ubuntu that I could pass on to you if you'd  
like to test out Joomla.  It's reasonably trivial to set up but i'm  
not certain of your experience.

Let me know if you're interested in helping out.


On Oct 21, 2009, at 7:31 PM, Steve Daniels wrote:

> Hi David
> Happy to help in any way I can. I can see updating web pages as a  
> way I can
> help to some small degree. Recently clicked on amsat sites where  
> some pages
> have not been updated in years. Even if the info is still valid it  
> looks
> bad.
> Having worked in education am happy to get involved in that  
> direction, you
> will know that experience.
> Steve G6UIM
>  _____
> From: G0MRF at aol.com [mailto:G0MRF at aol.com]
> Sent: 20 October 2009 23:30
> To: steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: volunteering
> In a message dated 20/10/2009 22:00:31 GMT Standard Time,
> steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk writes:
> Hi David
> Sadly no I don't have any 2m design experience, my design experience  
> is
> mostly high voltage switch mode PSU for powering Traveling Wave  
> Tubes, and
> the microcontroller based management systems for controlling high  
> power
> travelling wave tubes + PSUs. Mostly I have done the microcontroller  
> aspect
> of that. Over recent years I have been mainly involved in I.T. admin  
> in
> schools
> Steve
> Hi Steve.
> Thanks for the reply. Always good to know that someone is interested  
> in
> supporting the AMSAT cause. The ESEO project is being funded  
> (hardware only)
> by AMSAT UK while the launch is supplied by ESA Education. It's an
> educational project with a small role for AMSAT. Currently we need  
> some
> expertise for a 2m TX and some satellite antennas...although  
> hopefully the
> antennas shouldn't be too much of a problem.
> http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Education/SEMA0NEMKBF_0.html
> Great on the PSU for TWT's. - with the microcontroller aspect of  
> management.
> Perhaps I can 'store' that in case we need a hand in those areas in  
> the
> future. Is it  the PIC variety or ARM or some other specialised type  
> you are
> familiar with?
> I'm working at a school as a science technician at present, so  
> possibly I
> can appreciate your working environment quite well. Half term in 3  
> days. -
> Yippee.
> Regards
> David
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