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To DST group
For those that are concerned that VARA is a "one man show" and
would not be supported in the event that the author Jose EA5HVK,
would become unable to support the VARA program due to illness - I
have contacted the author to clarify this concern. What follows
is our communication with Jose.
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As I told Bruce, my
family has several copies of VARA source code. In
case of severe
illness or death, they have orders to contact with
Winlink (ARSFI) to sell the VARA source code in
order to continue being supported for the next
Please, feel free to ask me any questions in order
to clarify this misunderstanding.
sincerely greets you,
On 9/6/2021 2:51 PM, Ronnie Osullivan wrote:
Thanks for contacting directly with
the VARA author to clarify this.
My family has the source code. In
case of severe
illness or death they will contact
with Winlink (ARSFI) to sell the VARA
source code in order to VARA continue
tell this to DST lead
person or any other organization that
you tell me the DST lead person email
to write him?
El lun, 6
sept 2021 a las 23:40, Bruce (<wa6dnt@...
I have been using VARA-FM and love its
speed and usefulness especially
I am a member of the California San Diego
Red Cross Disaster Services
Technology (DST) team.
I have been trying to encourage the DST lead
person to try out VARA for
passing written disaster traffic.
He has not been willing to do so, because he
says, that VARA would not
be supported in the event, something ever
happened to you - like: a
severe illness or death. So my question to
you is - have you set up a
means for VARA support in case you were no
longer able to continue to
Here in San Diego we have an AREDN network
started but not completed,
because the lead person in San Diego was
struck down with an illness
that has paralyzed him. With that shutdown
of development in mind, Red
Cross wants to be sure any technology we
invest in, will be supported -
Many thanks for your development and support
of the VARA program. I will
continue to use it, even if Red Cross will
73 Bruce WA6DNT@...