The HFZone.org discord/IRC network is about a year and a few months old today. It has come a long way. The chat started after a friend of mine and I registered an IRC channel on spotchat.net. When I had decided that I wanted to tackle the loooong battle and challenge of starting a group, I chose the IRC network that my favorite linux distribution was based out of. This went alright for a while until the staff at freenode became absurdly unresponsive to problems that were happening that directly affected us daily while administering what we had. We moved to snoonet a few months after. Fast forward to today. Our IRC chan is a baron desert and we have a thriving network of regulars and curious enthusiasts visiting everyday in discord (hfzone) <(click that, heh). We have a Forum/Front page for the group on a self-hosted instance of the MyBB open source platform. Last night was an example of how exciting it can be in the discord. The post I saved to the front page was thus….” As usual we have alot going on in #lobby on our discord. I will be streaming my whole DX session this evening with my SDRuno and RSP1a. Daz and Rose are re engineering some audio recordings. Lots of fun tonight The stream URL is http://cast1.hfzone.org:8000/dx Should be exciting what comes out of the bands! Join Us! ” . Very exciting times for HFZone. I look forward to continuing to work with people and meeting new faces to keep the hobby socially alive!