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Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

Below are all of the forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.

-- Amateur Radio
-- Anecdotes, Gripes & Humor
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-- CAE, CAD, & Software
-- Circuits & Components
-- Employment & Interviews
-- Miscellany
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-- Systems
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 Post subject: This site
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:03 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:50 pm
Posts: 45
Location: South Florida
Kirt, Love the site and bravo for creating a usefull RF Forum. I like the phpBB software. I run 3 BB's on phpBB myself. Now, how do we get all of the worlds RF guys here build a good base of knowledgeable people?

Edit: I've added a link to RFcafe from my site.


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Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:51 pm 
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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Posts: 629
Location: Erie, PA
Thanks for the compliments. As you know from your own site, it's a lot of work. There is a link on RF Cafe on the Amateur Radio page to your website, too.

Yes, the php forum software is very nice. It is used very widely across the web. For those interested in getting a copy, it can be downloaded here:

Setup is a breeze if you follow the instructions verbatim. Mine worked the first time. I did need to find a program hack to allow people to vote in the polls without registering.

I'd like to move the polls to the RF Cafe home page, but that would require a separate database connection, which means even more $$$ each month to my ISP.

Thanks for writing.

- Kirt B. :mrgreen:

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Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:58 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:50 pm
Posts: 45
Location: South Florida
Thanks again for link Kirt. I hope I can find some time to add some usefull content to the site soon.

I set my phpBB up on a Windows system and had a few problems, mostly my fault but also a little fault goes to the lack of documentation for Windows users. It was a "duh" feeling when I figured out what I was doing wrong. Still I would recomend the software to anyone looking to make a BB. I'm looking forward to the next release. There are some really nice mods out for phpBB. I've installed a few with minimal issues.


Posted  11/12/2012