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Site Theme Changed

I have updated the theme for the site, to help cut down on the brightness and to ease night time viewing and for viewing on mobile devices. Hopefully, it will also help save battery power on the laptop and mobile devices. If you notice any issues, or if your browser is having a tough time…

VA3DBJ Weather Station Back Online

The VA3DBJ Weather station is now back online. The software has been updated to latest version of Cumulus. You can access directly by typing weather.va3dbj.ca in your browser. This weather updates every 2 minutes but the gauges are updated every minute or two.  You can also receive hourly reports via Twitter at my VA3DBJWeather Twitter…

Facebook – I Quit

Well after some thought, I shutdown my Facebook page.  There were a few reasons why I did, but the main reason was the invasion of privacy.  It wasn’t the increased BS, the fake news and the political crap, it ended up being that Facebook was monitoring my private text messages with my family and friends….

VA3DBJ.ca Pages Updated

Site Updated Site updated – The amateur radio page has been updated, with additional information for the Intentional Space Station communications. The Space/SpaceLodge page, has been added with ISS and other space flight communications information.  More information will be added as time permits. I hope to include SpaceX and Boeing manned space flight information.

ISS

Manned Space – SpaceLodge

Formerly known as the SpaceLodge BBS during the good old Fido BBS days. This area is devoted to the communications that occur in near earth and deep space. This includes satellites, ranging from weather, navigation, military, geographical study and those that men and women call home while in orbit. Yes, you can listen to the…

PGP Key

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption program that provides cryptographicprivacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions and to increase the security of e-mail communications. Phil Zimmermann developed PGP in 1991. PGP and similar software follow the OpenPGP standard (RFC 4880) for encrypting and decrypting data. —–BEGIN…

Uniden SDS100 Now Available!

A revolutionary new SDR Based scanner that reduces simulcast interference with a completely customization display. With the easy to use ZIP Code or postal code programming it is set up in minutes.  Uniden has once again hit it out of the park with the forthcoming release of the entirely new SDS100 portable scanner radio. This…

Durham Region Repeaters

An amateur radio repeater is an electronic device that receives a weak or low-level amateur radio signal and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power, so that the signal can cover longer distances without degradation. Many repeaters are located on hilltops or on tall buildings as the higher location increases their coverage area,…

Privacy Policy

Activity Log This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type. Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name,…

Amateur Radio

What is Amateur Radio? A teen in Oshawa makes friends over the airwaves with a ham in California. An aircraft engineer in Washington participates in an annual contest and exchanges call signs with hams in 100 countries during a single weekend. In Florida, volunteers pass health and welfare messages in the aftermath of a hurricane….

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