What is P.O.R.N. ?
While many of the people who are active
in the P.O.R.N. group belong to various local clubs, the group
is a place where one can experiment, and learn without fear
of politics. P.O.R.N. was actually born from an idea of someone
trying to come up with a name that would indicate that the group
consisted of privately owned repeaters that were relatively free
of the common club politics. The only thing that we ever ask of
people is that they pitch in and do what they can so that we can
provide some of the best communications systems in the area.
The whole group isn't about being exclusive, there are plenty
of clubs around for that, it is all about enjoying what you are
doing and doing what you enjoy. Repeaters don't grow on trees, so
please, respect the owners wishes so that everyone can have fun.
Our repeaters are individually owned but not really "closed" as
one would think of a closed system. We invite everyone to use
them, we do however reserve the right to ask poor operators to
not use our systems. In something like the last 9 or 10 years
that the group now known as P.O.R.N.has been around I don't think
there has been more than two people who have been asked to leave.
The group has always consisted of those people who are there when
they are most needed, who continue to advance their skills and put
something back in to the hobby. For some of those people it is
nothing more than being there to hold the ropes for the guy on the
tower, or to drill a hole or two or to help dig the hole to put in
a base for someones tower.