Internet security and privacy

Ad tracking – How ads stalk you around the web

Are you being ad stalked? Yes, you are. We previously talked about how “private browsing” modes aren’t really private. They still let websites track you across the net. But why all this tracking? Let’s take the prime example–Google. If you…

Internet Speed Test - Done Right

Internet Speed Test – Done Right

Internet speed test. From time to time we’ve all wanted to check on our Internet speed. But why do we go to far away nondescript websites to run a speed test? The proprietors of many of those websites actually want…

ARRL VHF Contest http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf

ARRL VHF contest this weekend

The world above 50 MHz. Get ready for the ARRL VHF contest this coming weekend. One of the premier VHF/UHF events on the contest calendar — the ARRL June VHF Contest — gets under way at 1800 UTC on Saturday,…

pureguardian humidifier http://amzn.to/2rgKtAM

Hands-on Review – humidifier for the ham shack

Humidifier 101: Since I live in the desert southwest on a mountain plateau at an elevation of 5,400 feet, low humidity is a huge problem. Single digit humidity is not good for me or my gear. After doing a lot…

FCC

FCC nails man for intentional interference

FCC catches a moron intentionally interfering with public safety radio channels The FCC has issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NUO) to a Texas man for causing interference to a VHF public safety communications system in Dallas County. The FCC…

Hands-on Review - 3Gstore Remote Power IP Switch http://amzn.to/2q04BVq

Hands-on Review – 3Gstore Remote Power IP Switch

3Gstore Remote Power IP Switch. A simple solution to an annoying problem. I live on a remote mountain plateau in the middle of nowhere. My Internet connection is less than reliable, but I have certain home automation and security devices…

lowe's iris

Hands-On Review – Lowe’s Iris DIY home automation/security system

I use a Lowe’s Iris home automation and security system to protect my shack and home. I used to live in a home with an old-fashioned Brinks Home Security system. It was all hard wired — and difficult and expensive…

Network uptime monitor https://goo.gl/JgdE7W

Network Uptime Monitor monitors your ISP connection

Meet the Network Uptime Monitor. The Internet Connection monitor… A field technician from my ISP just left my home with a smile on his face. I was able to give him 100% accurate information about when and for how long…