About The Personal Telco Project Handbook
This document, like all of the documents created by the Personal Telco Project, is a work in progress. Time changes all things and so too the information in this document will change over time. All of the information presented here can be found on our website, the difference being the website will contain more current edits, refinements and updates. Your are invited to make any edits, refinements and updates as our documentation is not only a work in progress but open for all who are interested to take part in its growth. Please visit our web site (https://personaltelco.net) for more information.
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How To Use This Book
This book was made to help introduce you to the Personal Telco Project and answer the most commonly asked questions regarding becoming a node and how to keep a node running once created. It is not meant to be exhaustive - our web site is the place for that. Nor is it meant to be a primer on the world of Wireless Networking. There is a fantastic, and free, book on that subject that you can download from the Wireless Networking for Developing Worlds website: http://wndw.net . In many ways that book is the nuts and bolts of any wireless network, not just the one we are building in the Personal Telco Project. We highly recommend it to all interested in the subject, regardless of your level of knowledge.
A major component of any learning experience is conversation and mentoring. We welcome you to visit our regular meetings or to interact with us on our email lists and our collaborative website. Information on the mailing lists is here: https://personaltelco.net/wiki/MailingList. Meeting information can be found on our main website: http://personaltelco.net/.
If you picked up this book to find the locations of our network nodes, please visit our Node Map at http://map.personaltelco.net/ . Everyone who uses the networks makes it stronger simply by using it.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Personal Telco Project.