support the Northern Utah WebSDR
"But I don't have
PayPal" Click on the link to the
left. It will take you to PayPal - but don't log
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 the bottom.
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! If you do have a 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 instructions Thank
you for your support!
This WebSDR system doesn't come cheap - there are things like site rental, power, maintainence and upgrades that all cost $$$.
"I 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 account: Even if you do have a PayPal account and don't wish to log in, you can donate via a credit card.
To donate via credit card without logging in or without having a PayPal account, follow these steps:
"But I don't have
Click 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 the bottom.
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!
If you do have a 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 instructions
Thank you for your support!
With the link above, you can donate using your PayPal account - or you can use your credit card with or without 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.
for 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.
“Non monetary donations”
There are a few things we may be able to use to help support/upgrade the Northern Utah WebSDR – see the “Non Monetary Donations” sections near the bottom of this page.
"I wish to donate via cash, check, etc. because 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...).
"What address goes on the envelope?"
If you wish to donate this way, one option is to send your donation to the "Utah SDR Group" via KA7OEI's mailing address (check QRZ or the FCC database - try this link). It is suggested that a check/money order be used as that can be tracked by you. It is also recommended that whatever you send be 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 and let us 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 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 $$$ and material donations:
Laurence W.; Wayne P.; Robert V.; Allan G.; Gary E.C.; Lawrence H; David T.; Lyle C.; Adrien B.; Ted C.; MCD; Bruce H; James W.; Frank H.; David M.; Daniel K.; Michael R.; Gary L.C.; James S.; Glen R.; Keith G.; Dale C.; Air Force Flyers Club; Richard L.; Ray G.; James B.; Douglas T.; Robert S.; Gary E. C.; Vince B.; Laurence W.; Evan D.; Paul S.; Ron J.; Willis W.; Craig T.; Ralph S.; Vince B.; Gail M.; Gary E. C.; Douglas T.; Jeff H.; William L.; Kirk B.; David M.; Glen R.; Leon C.; Laurence W.; Simadan B.; Nelson H.; Gary E.C.; Daniel S.; Patrick O.; Sid B.;
David K.; Phil H.; Harold P.; Mike R. * ; Carl O. # ; Lyle C.; Paul S.; William H.; Ted S.; Loretta S.; Operation Family Fund; David M.; Randy M.; Sidney B.; John C.; Douglas T.; Amy P.; Peter D.; Lawrence H.; Dan S.; John S.; Dean H. # ; Kipton S.; Gary C. # ; Rudy H.; John S.; Ruth B.; Rick B.; Jerrold C.; David S.; Guy M.; David M.; Will H. *; Paul B.G.; Ruben M.; Hans Z.; Gary D.; Ryan S. #; Bret A. #; Randy C.; Gordon L.; Daniel S. #; Timothy P.; Glenn O.; David M.; Pat O.; Francesca F.; Paul B.; Gary L. C.; Mia J.; David D.; James S.; Bud R.; Jess M.; Dunnigan M.; Steve M.; Michael W.; Tom S.; Wayne B. *#; Stephen J. *; Gary E. C. #; Robert B.; Alan C.; David M.; Gary L. C; Patrick J.; Larry K.; Jim B.; Scott C.; Brian M.; David R.; Jerome M.; Bob C.; Vance H. and family; Daniel S. #; Randy M.; David M.; Gary L. C. #; David H.; Tom S. #; Robert S.; Doug T.; Mario V.; Steve B.; David M #; Rafael O.; Gary L. C. #; Simadan B.; Lanny B.; Gary E. C. #; David M.; Paul BG.; Gary E. C. #; Jim C.; Dan A.; Steven D.; Joseph V.; George W.; Jim G.; Richard G.; Michael B.; Mark P.; Dick M.; Frances J.; Aleksey S.; Dan J; Curtis H.; Robert D.; Dan B.; Rich P.; Rod I.; Tom J. *; Keith W.; Robert G.; Gary E. C. #; Gregory R.; J.C.T. *; Allan G.; Anonymous!; Hank B.; Donald A.; Larry W.; Howard M.; Richard L.; Tom S. #; Warren S.#; Les. B; Craig B.; Lee P.; Carl O.#; Laurence C.; David K.; Stanley G.; Ron R.; Dean H.; Mia J.; Tony L.; Gary E. C. #; David M #; Rich Z.; Warren S.#; Daniel S.#; Simadan B.#; Gary E.C. #; Terry C.
Daniel S.; Gary C. # 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.; Joel C.; Bret A. (NoN) # Terry J.; Panagiotis T.; James S.; Terry T.; Mark S.; Brian I.; Stephen K.; Paul B. G.; Carl Y.; A. J. H.; Michael R.; Kirk B.; James H.; Rodney K.; Lee P.; Ron J. #; Michael O.; Tom, NY4I; Stephen K. #; Myron B.; Margaret C.; Jim R.; Bruce W.; Jim K.; Noji R.; Ryan S.. #; Paul L.; Edwin M.; Eric H.; Noel L.; Greg B.; Daniel S. #; David T.; Howard M.; Floyd H.; Roland C.; Nathan G.; Carl O. # Richard M.; Richard W.; A.C. F.; Daniel F.; Donald C.; Gerard Q.; Terry S.; Bob D.; Raymond H.; Jess G.; Malcolm P.; Mark G.; Ralph S.; Pedro L.; Leroy O.; David F.; Ron J. (in UT); Gary C. #; Dunnigan M.; Edward S.; Gary C.; Arthur C.; Noel L.; Jerome T.; Vince A.; Daniel S. # ; Paul B #; Gary M.; Robert G.; John M; Dunnigan M.; Wayne B. *; Donald P *; Stanley G. #; Steven S. #; Jerome M. #; Steve S. #; David S.; Brett S.; Leroy O. #; Brett A. # ; Gary L. C. # ; Larry W. # ; Tom S. # ; Lawrence G. ; Mia J. ; Wayne T. ; Bob C.; Rudy S.; Ron R.; Bob R.; Carmine S.; Harris L.; Richard W. * ; Bruce Palmer; M. Inabnit; Richard B.; Daniel S. # ; Mia J.; Richard L.; Gary A; Warren S.; Bill L.; David P.
Ron J.; Bill G. *; Pat O.; Bill L.; Sid B.; Jim P.; Robb K., Rick L., Rick S., K7OW; Rick W.; Steve J.; James S.; USAF Flyer's Net *; Ed C.; Ron J. #; Daniel S.; David B.; Alan M; William L.; Dennis D.; Mason R.; Gary C. #; Stanley G.; Bruce P.; David K.; Lee P.; Lawrence H.; Bill H.; Noel L.; Dale V.; S.R.C DVM; David J.; Michael L.; another Michael L.; Jon A.; Jerome T.; Daniel S.; Jon K.; Rich Z.; Kevin R.; Kenneth M.; David C.; James D.; Stanley G.; William L.; Simadan B.; Austin L.; Cris M.; Snell B.; Lawrence H.; Don F.; Gilbert G.; Thomas U.; Craig W.; Tim H.; Rob W.; Sidney B.; Susan N.; Nathan S.; Cris M. # WO7N; KF7DKM; KE7TRF; AD7VF ;N. Lutsey; Roland C.; Ted C.; Eduardo R.
A special mention goes out to Vance H. and family for a significant material donation.
Comments on the above list of donors:
If 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! Similarly, if you don't want to appear on the above list at all, do lets us know that, too.
Donations marked with an asterisk ( * ) were received via means other than PayPal (e.g. mailed in, in-person, etc.)
We apologize if you have donated and aren’t in the list above. If you donated and aren’t in the list – but would like to be - please let us know via the email address below.
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 that have asked not to be listed and we thank them for their help! If you donated and you aren't credited above - and you wish to be acknowledged - please drop a line to the email address, above.
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 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.
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) so 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 quite a few names from 2018 and early-mid 2019 are missing from the list above.
Any amount - large or small - is very much appreciated and it
helps keep the system running, not to mention its further
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.
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.
Why (have) there been ads on these WebSDRs?
The ads have been disabled for the time-being: We are in the process of 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:
Site rental. While have a good rapport with the land owner, our rent is definitely not zero.
Electricity. We 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!
Antenna maintenance. The antenna(s) on site do need maintenance - particularly since they are decades old.
Internet connectivity. Like electricity, Internet connectivity is not free - particularly considering the speed/data usage requirements of a WebSDR.
Maintaining equipment. To get it online, a lot of computer, radio and networking gear 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!
Upgrading gear: We are always on the lookout for receiving equipment that will improve the performance of our system in terms of expanding coverage, better signal handling capability and improved reliability and to this end, much of our receiving gear has been replaced since we started.
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 what?" In the future we'll be doing even more upgrading, fixing, maintaining - and some of these things we won't know about until they happen! Of course, what sort of future upgrades can occur depend on resources available.
For the past several years we have been able to provide users an
ad-free experience – and we hope that we can keep it that
Here’s an incompletelist of items that we may be able to use to maintain/support the Northern Utah WebSDR:
The use of a 100’ man lift/cherry picker/crane+man basket to aid in the maintenance of the antennas on site.
One or more usable multi-band beam antennas for the possible addition of more directional antennas to supplement that currently pointed east.
Additional receiver modules.
Equipment/material to improve lightning protection/grounding.
Material (cement/concrete, blocks, etc.) to help stabilize/improve the building on site.
If you think that you might have one/more of the items above – or other material that you think might be helpful – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information regarding the Northern Utah WebSDR, see the about page.
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 landing page