||Help support the Northern Utah
This WebSDR system doesn't come cheap - there are things like site
rental, power, maintainence and upgrades that all cost $$$.
"But I don't have PayPal"
just want to donate with a credit card and don't want to set up a PayPal account"
If you don't
have a PayPal account - or you just want to use a credit card and
donate, perhaps anonymously, you can do this without a PayPal
Even if you do have
a PayPal account and don't wish to log in, you can donate via a credit
To donate via cred card without logging in
or even having a PayPal account, follow these steps:
If you do have
PayPal account and wish to donate via credit card rather than with your
PayPal account, you can still do that - just follow the on-screen
on the link to the left. It will take you to PayPal - but don't log in.
- Enter the amount that you wish to donate. You won't be able to proceed until you do this. If you wish to make this a monthly donation, click the box.
- Click on "Donate with a Debit or Credit Card".
- You will get to a login screen, but click on "Pay As A Guest" at
- Enter your credit card information. If you do NOT check the button that says "Save this information for next time." you will not need to set up a PayPal account or login.
- Click "Donate Now"
- You are done - Thank you!
Thank you for your support!
Any monetary donations will be
gratefully accepted - and the easiest way to do that is via PayPal
the link below:
With the link above, you can donate using your PayPal account - or you
can use your credit card with or without a PayPal account.
"I wish to donate, but I don't want to have anything to do with PayPal!"
If you wish to donate, but would rather not
use PayPal, you can still donate another way (e.g. check,
money order, gold
bullion, cash in an envelope...). If you wish to donate this way send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting
know what you have in mind - Thanks!
Acknowledgements of donations:
We would sincerely like to thank the following for their very kind $$$
Bill G.; Pat
O.; Bill L.; Sid B.; Jim P.; Robb K., Rick L.,
S., K7OW; Rick W.; Steve J.; James S.;
USAF Flyer's Net; Ed C.
There have been been donors in addition to those above and we thank
them for their help!
amount - large or small - is very much appreciated and it helps keep
the system running, not to mention its further enhancements.
- While we have configured PayPal to
automatically notify us when someone donates, it doen't usually work
for some reason so
we have to log in and see: Please bear with us - we'll
acknowledge donations as soon as we can.
Again, we wish to thank all of those who donated equipment, their time
and/or money to make this system possible.
"Isn't this WebSDR supported by one of the local Utah ham clubs?"
The quick answer is: No. For various reasons (practical, legal, tax, liability, etc.) the Northern Utah WebSDR is its own, stand-alone organization and is NOT associated directly with any other amateur radio club.
Having said, that, many members of the local amateur radio clubs have
provided assistance and support in the establishment and continued
operation of the WebSDR system and occasionally, one of them
throws some money in our direction as a donation.
ads on these WebSDRs?
ads have been disabled for the time-being: We are in the
evaluating whether or not we will resume ads in the future - but this
section was left to explain why we'd had ads in the past.
A WebSDR is not a
natural resource! To keep this WebSDR online there are some
"fixed" expenses that we need to cover:
While we'd rather not have any ads at all, they are one way of
providing a portion
of the money that we'll need to keep this WebSDR running - and we'll
try to make them as unobtrusive as possible. If you run
blocker on your browser we do understand why, but consider "allowing"
the ads on this site.
- Site rental.
While have a good rapport with the land owner, our
rent is definitely not
have been paying for the electricity out of our back pockets so far -
and getting the power (re)connected to the site after it had been
abandoned for a decade or so wasn't cheap!
maintenance. The antenna(s) on site do need
maintenance - particularly since they are decades old.
connectivity. Like electricity, Internet
connectivity is not free -
particularly considering the speed/data usage requirements of a WebSDR.
To get it online, a lot of computer, radio and networking
had to be brought together - and this was paid for out of our back
pockets: We could have bought a pretty nice HF rig for the
amount that was spent!
- Getting there.
As you may know, this site is in rural Utah, requiring 7-10
gallons (30-40 liters)
of gasoline for a round trip to from Salt Lake City where several of
our key people live. (We'll
let you do the math on this one!)
Thusfar, fuel and vehicle wear and tear has been willingly
donated - but like many other things we've done so far, it still comes
out of our back pockets.
- "Who knows
the future we'll be upgrading, fixing, maintaining - and some
of these things we won't know about until they happen! Of
what sort of future upgrades can occur depend on resources available.
be absolutely clear:
- We will be
pleasantly surprised if we can completely cover the
WebSDR's power bill and a portion of the site rental with ad revenue
which is why we also encourage donations. None of us
will actually be making money on this - we are hoping that it will
cover at least some of our ongoing expenses.
- We don't
say as to what type of advertisement is presented. As is
true of most Internet ads, cookies left on your
computer from your previous
browsing can influence the types of ads that you see. As with
all of these types of ads, it is your
computer that loads them, not the WebSDR itself.
of the ads that might appear on the WebSDR's web page(s) imply any
endorsement by us at the Northern Utah WebSDR, the author of the WebSDR
software or anyone else: As we stated above, we don't choose the ads, and we
have no way of knowing which ads appear on your computer!
- For general information regarding the Northern Utah WebSDR,
see the about
- For answers to possible questions, visit the FAQ
- For more information about the WebSDR project in general -
including information about other WebSDR servers worldwide and
additional technical information - go to http://www.websdr.org
Go to the Northern Utah WebSDR