Welcome to AA6E.net
This site is dedicated to Amateur Radio and related topics at AA6E, Branford, Connecticut, USA. (So what is Amateur Radio?)
AA6E can currently operate in the 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, and 2 Meter and 70 centimeter Amateur bands (3.5 to 450 MHz), at power levels from 5 to 1500 Watts. Operating modes include CW (Morse Code), digital keyboard modes (PSK31 and others), SSB voice, and narrowband FM.
- Tiny Computers. Using small boards to run large (typically Linux-based) software applications is an interesting and relatively inexpensive pursuit. We are using the Beagleboard, Raspberry Pi, and similar boards. Arduinos and PICs are fine for smaller applications, but the Linux-capable boards offer ARM processors with mass storage and a rich selection of peripherals.
- Sound Cards. If you're doing SDR using I/Q (quadrature) IF channels in the audio range, you're going to need a "good" sound card. This is a special problem for tiny computer users, where you may be forced to use a USB sound card. We have been looking at a few options that could be used for the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black.
- Saga of the ISPs. We have struggled with a number of Internet Service Providers and tried to resolved some engineering problems, particularly with the AT&T U-verse service we installed in Sept., 2010. We asked is it compatible with Amateur Radio? Does it even work reliably without ham interference? Well, the quick answer is no, it's not compatible with HF operation below 10 MHz at 100 W or more, at least not without major effort. So now the story is about Comcast, DOCSIS 3.x, etc.
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We are experimenting with Wiki technology, which is the "engine" behind the pages you see here. Slowly, we are converting from the older "static" web site (see below), which uses a conventional (and now dated) software technology.
Note: The Wiki approach is normally used for collaborative web projects (famously: Wikipedia), but that is not the main purpose here. Wikis are also a good alternative to older style WYSIWIG (what you see is what you get) editors that can be more complicated to use and that are generally tied to a particular computer for content generation.