What This Site Is About

Hi, and welcome to g3vfp.org. This site is a blog, which I will try to update regularly about some of the interesting new technologies that emerge in the ham radio, wireless communication and telecoms industry. You could say that I am a bit of a nerd and geek for all this stuff, but it is just something that has fascinated me since I was a kid.

Communication has in so many ways changed and improved over the last 150 years, but fundamentally it has stayed the same. Some, or something, talks and someone else, or something else listens. While amateur radio technology once was the height of advancement, it is today just that for many, a hobby. However, there have been some great inventions that have come out of the hobby sector, and many that enter the hobby sector at a young age, eventually have great success in the industry.

My cousin Peter, who will hopefully comment on this blog some day (hint hint), is such a guy. The two of us started with simple CB radios and advanced to ham radios when we got older. He now works for a large technology company in the research and development of communications protocols for the wireless sector.

The great thing about the hobby radio sector is that you can own and build your own system and also advance it to other wireless technologies used for commercial data exchanges. I have recently been involved in bringing wireless broadband technology to a community that was not able to get a decent enough Internet speed. This was such an interesting project, and with my hobby experience I was able to help out this small community to finally be able to stream Netflix!!!

I will be posting about this project in the coming months, as there is a lot of information to accumulate accurately. Other things that I plan to cover range from communications equipment setup at the beginner and advanced level, software programming, and home phone system setup using only wireless technology.

I would appreciate any and all comments, and if you have ideas about how to improve the site and contact, just shoot me a mail or comment.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Tom

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