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  • 47 CFR Part 97.1 –the FCC’s official reasons for establishing the Amateur Radio Service
  • The Amateur’s Code –first published in 1928 and still the standard of conduct we all should strive to meet
  • K0WA’s Web Site — If you have been in the hobby for years and don’t know Lee, you do not know CW. Lee is a truly unique individual.

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Useful Computer Stuff 2014

  • Apache Open Office — free alternative to MS Office as you now only get the application for a year or per-processor.
  • Avast — Free and paid anti-virus program by ALWIL Software. This web designer uses Avast.. Protects Macs and those using XP and newer.
  • CCleaner — free “crap cleaning” software removes temporary files, cookies, etc.
  • CDBurnerXP — burn CDs and DVDs including BluRay and HD-DVD for free.
  • Comodo Chromodo – Chrome without the Goo from the Chromium open source project.
  • Comodo Ice Dragon — A faster, more secure version of Firefox. Secure DNS which is lite and fast.
  • Craigslist — This site is should be used with caution
  • doPDF — free program that creates PDFs from your documents. Print when needed. Saves paper.
  • Earth Alerts — monitor “Mother Earth” as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tropical cyclones, wildfires, landslides, severe weather, local weather, etc. happen. Needs a lot of RAM!
  • Eraser — free program to erase files or even an entire hard drive
  • ExpressPCB — design your own PCBs with this free layout software
  • GreenPrint — free software to save those wasted sheets of printer paper that only have one line on them
  • HDD Health — free software to warn you if your hard drive’s fixin’ to die
  • HDMI Splitter — HDMI splitter to multiple sources
  • HTTPS Everywhere — Many sites have shifted to sending you to https links. EFF is the official start of HTTPS Everywhere after the initial Snowden revelations of US citizen snooping by the NSA.
  • Kim Komando –“America’s digital goddess” is an excellent source for free software and valuable tips
  • LinPSK — free PSK-31 software for Linux
  • Mozilla Palemoon 32-bit — A lightweight browser with the same features as Firefox. Also available for x64 systems
  • Multimon — run up to three monitors on your computer with different taskbars on each with this free software
  • Nitro PDF Reader — Don’t let the name fool you! Mark-up and fill in PDF forms with this loaded software. Version 3+ available for Windows x86 and x64 opens and fills in Acrobat Reader files!
  • PortableApps — work from any Windows computer with these applications you carry with you on a flash drive
  • Privacy Badger – Another must-have from the people at EFF, an add-on for every web browser to block cookies and ads
  • Protonmail – Free and paid e-mail account with end-to-end encryption. Two-factor authentication [ 2FA ] for your safety. Hosted in Switzerland. Free from EU and US law.
  • QuadLock Unit Converter — instantly convert between different units of measurement
  • Reactor Server — run your own web portal with this free Apache distro
  • Recuva — prounounced “recover,” this free software recovers deleted files
  • Snapfiles — One of the largest link collections of free and shareware software updated today without the download gimmicks. I will point you to the free stuff, you can switch to shareware.
  • Stellarium — view celestial objects in your sky on this awesome, free planetarium program.
  • Thunderbird — The Mozilla supported e-mail client that is also the only free client that you can add encryption. Other options are dis-posable e-mail accounts.
  • Tor — You are now free to browse the Internet anonymously.
  • TrueCrypt — free on-the-fly encryption software for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Ubuntu Linux — free Linux distro (based upon Debian) to start you opening doors instead of going through Windows
  • U-Exchange — barter/trade site that’s free to use
  • Ultimate Guide to Online Privacy – vpnMentor A blog dedicated to educating the casual netizen to all things for personal security
  • WebAnywhere — free software for the visually impaired that reads websites to you
  • Zelscope — turn your PC into a dual-trace ‘scope with this free-for-individual-use software


Vintage QSL Card Collection