[HamWAN PSDR] [Board Vote] ASN Expense

Ryan Elliott Turner ryan.e.t at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 21:18:06 PDT 2016

This will be a fantastic opportunity to help lower the barrier of entry for
other locales in HamWAN. I'm very excited for this opportunity.

On Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at 22:11 Rob Salsgiver <rob at nr3o.com> wrote:

> Sounds like a good move.  Thanks for keeping the ball rolling.
> Cheers,
> Rob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: PSDR [mailto:psdr-bounces at hamwan.org] On Behalf Of Nigel Vander
> Houwen
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:59 PM
> To: Puget Sound Data Ring
> Subject: [HamWAN PSDR] [Board Vote] ASN Expense
> Hello All,
> We have been lucky enough over the last couple years to have the use of a
> borrowed ASN for HamWAN use in announcing our IP space on the internet.
> This has been hugely useful to the organization, and is sincerely
> appreciated.
> However, as HamWAN as a standard grows, we have seen the Puget Sound
> network grow to extend north to Victoria, and a number of sister networks
> around the country. Our agreement for use of the borrowed ASN didn’t
> provide well for the flexibility we desire in helping to support local and
> national growth.
> We’ve looked into acquiring our own ASN from ARIN which will provide us
> the flexibility we’re after. The costs for this are $550 initially for this
> year, and $100 per year thereafter. The board has voted to approve the
> expense for this year, the decision made easier by generous donations from
> a number of individuals to cover the cost (and then some).
> We have not accepted the contract yet, and as per our constitution, this
> decision will have a 24h comment period before we move forward with
> finalizing the purchase. As always, we appreciate your feedback.
> Thanks,
> Nigel
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Ryan Turner, K0RET
HamWAN Memphis Metro - Memphis' Amateur Radio Multi-Megabit IP Network
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