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November 28, 2018 Public Awareness Test

On November 28th at 1:55 PM local time (2:55 PM local time in Quebec), a test of the Alert Ready system will be conducted. The test will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Please note, not all mobile devices will receive the test message. For general device compatibility, you can refer to…Continue readingNovember 28, 2018 Public Awareness Test

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A Day of Remembrance

The Ode of Remembrance They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years…Continue readingA Day of Remembrance

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Facebook – I Quit

Well after some thought, I shutdown my Facebook page.  There were a few reasons why I did, but the main reason was the invasion of privacy.  It wasn’t the increased BS, the fake news and the political crap, it ended up being that Facebook was monitoring my private text messages with my family and friends.…Continue readingFacebook – I Quit

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Google to shut down Google+

The Guardian – Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data leak. Company didn’t disclose leak for months to avoid a public relations headache and potential regulatory enforcement. This March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in its own…Continue readingGoogle to shut down Google+

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VA3DBJ.ca Pages Updated

Site Updated Site updated – The amateur radio page has been updated, with additional information for the International Space Station communications. The Space/SpaceLodge page, has been added with ISS and other space flight communications information.  More information will be added as time permits. I hope to include SpaceX and Boeing manned space flight information.Continue readingVA3DBJ.ca Pages Updated

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Software and Downloads

Scanner & Amateur Radio Software  Work in progress… OP25 – OP25 is a not-for-profit project to bring together folks that are interested in implementing APCO P25 using a software-defined radio on Linux systems. Their goal, is to build a software-defined analyzer for APCO P25 signals that is available under the GNU Public License (GPL). APCO Project…Continue readingSoftware and Downloads

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Obituary of Ruth Bate

Ruth Josephine Bate (Nee Fogg) August 10, 1917 – July 9, 2018 Beloved wife of the late Roland.  Daughter of the late George Valentine Fogg and Emmeline Ada May Standing.  Sister to the late Beverly, John and Brenton.  She is the proud mother of David, Larry and Richard and step-mother to Donald, Shirley and John…Continue readingObituary of Ruth Bate