This is where you can find information that is not necessarily radio related, but may be of interest to radio hobbyists, including information such as earthquake reports and storm warnings and also some useful links.
Recent Interesting Links
Know the best time to buy gas & find the cheapest stations
GasBuddy.com – Find the cheapest places to buy gas
Google Trends – See what is trending or look up custom trend information
211 San Diego – Local Information
vPike – Vitural Turnpike (Like Google Streets)
Solar Power Intro Video
FCC Equipment Search (find out what frequency your appliances are on)
Discounted Mobile Broadband from NetZero
Club Jameco – Design electronics kits and earn cash
Maker Shed – Website with some interesting ebooks about DIY and technology
Delorme “inReach” phone works EVERYWHERE!
Language translator from Bing
Disaster.Net – Internet Disaster Information Center
California Institute of Technology Southern California Earthquake Data Center
Interactive Weather Page
National Weather Service Storm Warnings
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
San Diego Fire Weather
SDGE – Map of Power Outages
SDGE Dashboard – Look up wind conditions and outage information by community and circuit number
USGS Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada
A Very Good Review Of HIPAA And ARES Operations
Lots of Solar / Aurora Data by VE3VN
Amateur Radio Public Relations San Diego
Free online courses from MIT
Pennsylvania Situation Report Site
Here are a large group of resources that I imported from one of my other web sites. Some of these links might be old and no longer functioning. I will begin testing each of these links and will remove all of the bad ones. I will also be adding new links, so check back on a regular basis!
Great page for California and San Diego County Disaster Information and Emergency Resources
Free Conference Calling – Probably the best for this service
Fantastic training and tutorials for Microsoft Office – all versions
WannaLearn.com – Searchable list of free courses, tutorials and guides
Learn about the Internet
Learn Touch Typing
Free Online Typing Course
Peter’s Online Typing Course
I Will Knot! – Learn to tie knots.
Flag Flashcards – Learn about the countries of the world through their flags.
The Amazing, Super-Marvelous Poetry Memorizer!
Music Theory Flash Cards
Tools to help you learn Piano
Over 2500 Degree Programs Offered Online
Online multilingual picture dictionary and interactive learning tools for ESL students and beginning English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners.
World’s Largest Eggplant Recipe Database
99 Malls – Online Shopping
Excellent site to learn about the history of computers!
UCSD Resources for Computer Ergonomics
How RAM works
How Microprocessors (CPU`s) work
How to Choose a Computer Diagnostic Utility
Time.gov – Check the current (accurate) time
List of Books about Computer Repair
Visual Thesaurus – look up alternate words to use in your composition
Google Earth – Maps, satallite and other geographic information (Awesome!)
MapQuest – View and print maps and driving directions
ABC’s of Real Estate, including home value search
Zillow – Home value search and market tracking
Find a new home – search over 2 million listings!
East County Career Center: Your One Stop Shop for finding employment in East San Diego County. Serving local employers and job seekers in San Diego County since 1977.
Common Internet file formats (and links to all the necessary software – both Mac & PC versions!)
Reference and Research
Webopedia – get definitions for computer and Internet terms
Matisse’s Glossary of Internet Terms
Martindales “The Reference Desk” – Good directory of information
Free Pint (Subscription Required)
Full Text Reports – Another great Gary Price Researcgh Site
Gary Prices “List of Lists”
LSU Libraries – A lot of links to good Reference information.
Free Software that you might need
Fifty Free Software Tools
Download Free AntiVirus Software
Download Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE (Spyware/Adware remover)
Download WebRoot Spy Sweeper (Trial Version) – Works when others fail!
Download Microsoft Internet Explorer
Download Google Chrome
Download Mozilla Firefox
Download Apple Safari
Download Opera Web Browser
Nvu – Web Authoring for Linux, Mac & Windows
Trellian Web Page authoring software
The SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Toolkit includes everything you need to optimize and promote your web pages
PersonalWebKit – the only software you need to make a web site
Filezilla – a nice stand-alone FTP client like WS_FTP and Cute FTP
Download Shockwave Player
Download Flash Player
Download Real Audio Player
Download Adobe PDF Reader
Free PDF creator like Adobe Acrobat
Download Apple Quicktime Player
Download Popup Manager (Block Web Popups)
Download ZoneAlarm – free firewall protection
Open Office – Free Office Suite, compatable with Word, Excel, etc.
PaintDotNet – Fantastic Photo editing software – All versions available at this site.
Google Picasa graphics management and editing – a keeper!
Microsoft Photo Story 3 – Create movie files by combining text, music, photos and transitions
WinZip (Trial Version)
7-Zip – A free WinZip alternative
Audacity – Digital multitrack recording software for podcasts and music/audio editing
VideoLan – Nice freeware alternative to Windows Media Player
Use uTorrent program to download files, music, video, software, etc. from popular Bit Torrent sites. (Use at your own risk!)
Discount Software for Students, Teachers & Staff
Consumer Research Sites (Do your homework before you buy!)
Resources for PowerPoint Presenters
Internet resources for anti-virus information and software
How Stuff Works – Good Explanation of how viruses work
Symantec (Norton Anti-Virus) – Good Virus Encyclopedia plus free virus removal software
McAfee (Antivirus software company) – Excellent source of information)
Trend Micro (A Software Company) – Good source of Virus Information
Vmyths.com – Truth about Computer Viruses and Hoaxes
Truth or Fiction – Information about viruses, rumors and hoaxes
Korova Multimedia – Virus hoax information
PC Security (Identity theft, phishing, spyware, virus, transactions, data backup, parental restriction, etc.)
“Protect Yourself” – 14 tutorials on PC security from Learn-The-Net
Microsoft’s PC Security site – Excellent source of valuable information!
“Secure your home computer” (TomCat Internet Solutions)
Microsoft Tech Net Security Page
Microsoft’s 3 Steps to Protecting Your PC
CERT Coordination Center “Home Network Security”
Portals (Home / Start) Pages
Search Engines (Some of the best I’ve found!)
Travel & Local Info
The Official City of San Diego Homepage
San Diego County Homepage
Port of San Diego (Good source of local information)
211 San Diego – Local Information
Real-Time Traffic Report for San Diego
Yapta – Supposedly one of the cheapest sources of airline tickets
Expedia Travel Agent
LowFares.com – Search over 40 travel sites
CD Now (Music store)
CD Baby – Distributor of independent music lables. Some great tunes!
Half.com – Great place to buy new and used CD’s, videos and books
Amazon.com – Another great place to buy new and used CD’s, videos and books
Some older favorites!
Get a free counter for your web page from LE FastCounter
Comics from Yahoo! Come on, laugh a little!
San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park
Gateway to every radio station broadcasting on the Web
Presenter’s University – Tips, templates, pix, sounds, etc.
Looking for a long-lost friend or relative?
Search San Diego – Good starting point for local information
The Clip Art Collection
Actors & Actresses (Look up movie info)
U.S. National Library of Medicine
San Diego Hysterical Society (Interesting satire)
Tom Smerk, ©2013-2014