Hello and welcome to my Digital domain. This site is dedicated to my favorite hobby - ham radio. I have articles on ham radio equipment, my take on the hobby, and many references, manuals, tips, settings, and other things related to the gear that I have. I hope you find this site helpful and enjoy it as much as I do building it.
Skywarn is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters, trained by National Weather Service (NWS) personnel, who report hazardous weather to local NWS offices. Skywarn is made up of NWS personnel and local citizens. Some of these are ham radio operators, and some are not. Anyone in the general public is welcome to join. So how does one become a weather spotter?
Ham Radio seems to hit points in time where new technology launches it in new directions. Ham Satellites, connecting radios to computers, and connecting radios and repeaters to the Internet were big jumps. Now we have the very inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer and Arduino microcontroller.
Many of us have our household or family computer, and a dedicated computer in the shack. That way our shack computer will always be available for ham use. Our shack computers provide digital communications, QRZ look-ups, rig control and programming, and maybe even Winlink email. But what do we do when the shack computer needs to be replaced?