||Help support the
Northern Utah WebSDR
An IRS 510c(3) organization
PayPal, cash, check, etc.)
This WebSDR system doesn't
come cheap - there are things like site
rental, power, maintainence and upgrades that all cost $$$.
Any monetary donations
gratefully accepted - and the easiest
way to do that is via PayPal
the link below:
"But I don't have PayPal"
just want to donate with a credit card and don't want to set up a
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
Even if you do
a PayPal account and don't wish to log in, you can donate via a credit
To donate via
credit card without
logging in or without
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.
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
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.
- You are
done - Thank you!
Thank you for your support!
With the link above, you can donate using your PayPal account - or you
can use your credit card with
a PayPal account.
You may make a one time
donation - but note that you also have the opportunity, via PayPal, to
do an automatic, periodic
donation as well.
whatever reason you cannot or choose not to make a donation to
the Northern Utah WebSDR, you are still
welcome to use the system!
If possible, please spread the
word of its existence and encourage others to help out.
"I wish to
donate via cash, check etc. because I don't want to have anything to do
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...).
"What address goes on the
If you wish to donate this way, one option is to send your donation to
"Utah SDR Group" via KA7OEI's mailing address (check QRZ or the FCC database -
It is suggested that a check/money order be used as that can
tracked by you. It is also recommended that whatever you send
obscured by folding it in a piece of paper and/or using a "security"
envelope that is printed on the inside.
If you have any questions about donating to the Northern Utah WebSDR
system - or just questions about the system in general (e.g. operational, technical)
please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
know what you have on your mind - Thanks!
The Northern Utah WebSDR is a non-profit IRS 501c(3) organization
The Northern Utah WebSDR has tax exempt status in line with IRS 501c(3) rules (as the "Utah SDR Group") which could mean that you may be able to take a deduction on what you donate - whether it be $$$ or material: Refer to your tax consultant for information that may apply in your specific case. We are not tax experts and are not qualified to give anyone advice.
If you wish to donate in a manner other than one of the methods outlined above, feel free to contact us via our contact
email address: email@example.com
Acknowledgements of donations:
We would sincerely like to thank the following, in more-or-less
chronological order, for their very kind $$$ donations:
S.; Marshall P.;
Lyle C.; Alan, W6ADM; Ed, AG7D;
James B.; Douglas W.; Rick S., K7OW; Jerry H.,
Robert G.; Marlon K.; Paul C.; David N.;
Don R. (WMR); Kathy J.
Arkady V.; Claude M.; MJI; David D.; Jerry K.;
Stephen B.; Fred D.; Dean H.; Ralph S.; Richard
D.; John M.; Carl O.; Daniel S.
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.; Ron J. (again!)
Daniel S.; David B.; Alan M; William L.;
Dennis D.; Mason R.; Gary C. (recurring);
Bruce P.; David K.; Lee P.;
Lawrence H.; Bill H.; Noel L.;
S.R.C DVM; David J.; Michael L.; another
Jon A.; Jerome T.; Daniel S.;
Rich Z.; Kevin R.; Kenneth M.;
James D.; Stanley G.; William L.;
Austin L.; Cris M.; Snell B.; Lawrence
F.; Gilbert G.; Thomas U.; Craig W.;
Rob W.; Sidney B.; Susan N.;
Nathan S.; Cris M. (again);
N. Lutsey; Roland C.; Ted C.;
you are willing/wish to be
acknowledged in more detail (e.g. full name and/or callsign)
rather than as above, please let us know! Those who have made
more than one "one time" donation may appear more than once in the list.
There have been been donors in addition to those above and we thank
them for their help! If you donated and you aren't credited
- and you wish to be acklowledged - please drop a line to the email
- If you donate via the post/mail (cash, check, etc.)
we will send a signed "Thank You" card to (what appears to be the)
return address from the orignal envelope.
- As of the beginning December, 2019, we are making a point
to send a
"thank you" email to PayPal donors - something that we wish we had done
from the very beginning. We appreciate everyone who has donated.
Any amount - large or small - is very much appreciated and it helps
the system running, not to mention its further enhancements.
- In the past, even though we had configured PayPal to
automatically notify us when someone donates, it didn't always work
for some reason (spam
filter, we think)
we'd have to log in and see who'd donated - but as of August, 2019 it
seems to be working reliably. It is because of this that
few names from 2018 and early-mid 2019 are missing from the list above.
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 or more 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.
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
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