My resume in Acrobat.
Link to My
and XAPRS APRS
software from the Sproul brothers. To my knowledge it is no longer under active developement. I still use it from time to time.
Files For use with WinAPRS. This will allow you to view the
and warnings as they get to you via the internet or RF. Warning, it is
an 18 meg download so give it some time.
Diaz, KC9XG. Bill has produced many controbutions to APRS
years. He actively assists in the software that allows
work with Precision Mapping Maps.
Brent Hildrbrant, KH2Z, uses Street Atlas version 4.0 and up for the
This is Bob's version and the first.
A Linux version of APRS
software. I use Xastir as my current APRS software of choice. Xastir supports downloading mapping from OpenStreet Maps.
source for UI-View.
Visit the other links at this site as well. Future projects in Amateur
Radio frequently start here as a presentation that someone has been
The daddy of APRS, Bob
Presentation in MS Power Point
presentations at the TAPR web site
presentations and lectures
by John Ackerman N8UR
Byonics Home of the famous Tiny Track and other PIC chip kits
a GPS display for adding to a tracker. HH2 has run its life, HH3 is in
develpoment. This is going to be a really neat project and TAPR will be
helping out when it is ready for kit form. Steve and his develpoment
team have done a great job on this. Peekpacket
A source on the connector used on Garmin GPS receivers.
My geocaching stats as of 8.18.2010.
Visit geocaching.com for more information.
JPEG of my finds. I suggest using the gps file in Google Earth so you can move around.
I currently use my Garmin nuvi205w and GPSMap 60CSx for geocaching. My 60 CSx is my new receiver and it buries my 76. I have had my 76 since 2001 and it is a great
receiver but the sun has given it a beating over the years, (alot of time in the dash cradle) and is loosing contrast on the display. The 60CSx also has a greatly improved receiver.
We are taking about a day and night compairison on birds heard.
The nuvi is used to get to the general location but is not very good at getting my close to the end location. My 76 has performed, or I thought atleast, pretty good until I saw
how my son's eTrex Legend was doing on receiption. The 76 was still good enough but I feel like it added to my work on finding caches.
One item that the 60CSx has that the 76 does not is position averaging. This will be handy when I place caches that are under tree cover.
This Week in Radio Tech This is aimed at the broadcast industry but it is very intersting
home page. If you like
graphics manipulation, you are gonna love GIMP.
Windows. I play with GIMP on both the Linux and Windows.
APRS Web site
at WB5NZV-8 for the last 24 hours. Located in Denton Texas.
W5NGU-3 Is currently out of serivce. I do not have a ETA on when this will return to service.
- To see weather stations in the DFW area,click
Weather in the DFW area.
- I can not begin to express my concern that if you
Skywarn or storm spotting as a hobby to do it safely. The NWS has on
more than one occasion and in Skywarn classes discussed why you need to
be safe and why hidding under an overpass is a VERY BAD idea. Please
refer to the following article.
Here is a link that details what happens and why you do not want to be
in an overpass when this happens.http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/papers/overpass.html
As a hobbiest or a trained spotter, there is no excuse for unsafe
activity. It can get you hurt or killed and reflects badly on Skywarn
actvities if a person gets hurt, damages property, or gets killed due
to unsafe actions. If we want to keep the public safe from bad weather,
then we have to play it safe as well.
I am not a Linux guru by any shape, form or fashion of the word. I had
to get some serious help from a local friend of mine to get my
server to handle dial on demand for my lan back in the late 1990s. I am on Fios now. Theses are some links that
I have visited. If you have a site or know of a site that has good help
or topics, email me
and I may
This is now my favorite version of Linux. I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 that was setup to run Ubuntu, or so Dell claimed in June 2007.
I am currently using 10.04. You can boot Ubuntu as a live cd so you can play with it without trashing Windows
and even use it for recovery like I did with Knoppix in 2007 on my wifes laptop. I have used it for data recovery on multiple laptops
that started to have hard drives go bad.
I have used this version of Linux to obtain the data from systems that the
HD has gone south in. My wife's Dell tanked a portion if its HD in
the middle of the area that system32 was in. You could not boot XP.
Booting from Knoppix let me copy her entire Documents and Settings
directory to a thumb drive so I could copy it over to the new hd after
replacing it and installing XP. I now use Ubuntu just to to frequency of use.
Both are Debian based and I recommend either one.
- Red Hat Linux
- SuSE Linux
Journal I have a subscription to LJ and love it. Check out the regularly release
tech help videos.
FCC Regulatory Matters
Soap Box On
Take a glance at the Comments I have sent to the FCC over the years.
If you place a high value on the status of Amateur Radio, then filing
comments should be a priority to you.
The current and future state of our hobby is dependant on the process
the FCC goes through. The best way
to view comments is the perspective of voting. Each comment filed is
more or less a vote. You can state
your opinions and facts in the comments. The FCC does read them.
Letting the ARRL, TAPR or some other group is strictly not enought
effort. The comments that the ARRL and TAPR have filed do carry weight,
but not enought on their own. Your comments to rule makings or rule
clearafication request is
vital. They determine to road that Amateur Radio follows. The
commercial industry (Part 15) knows this full
and well. Part 15 manufactures use the reply and comment phases to
their advantage and it shows.
The best example is microwave allocations. We have lost a tremendous
amount of spectrum to Part 15
because Part 15 presented a better case than Amateur Radio. The same
principle applies to changes with our hobby as apply to voting. If you
did not vote, you do not have the right to complain.
Articles on variuous technical
topics. I strongly urge you view John's site. John
has and currently is an author of books for TAPR.
Several years back I found a newsgroup post that explains the
and application of the decibel.
I scanned in the document since I could not locate the floppy I saved
it to. There may be some formating or spelling errors but the math and
overall information is valid.
Effects of VSWR on transmitted power article. Antennex.com.
1/4 wave antenna, When
is a 1/4
wave not a 1/4 wave?.
1/4 wave antenna, a
source for 12 volt 40 amp power supplies . Using a pc
supply can give you a cheaper source for 12 volts that runs cool and
quiet. I suggest the use of 200 watt supplies or higher.
1/4 wave antenna, DDRR
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