Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Haven, MI
Lake Superior Shore
Snoqualmie Pass, WA
Steven's Pass, WA
MMBA Mtn Bikers
North Country Trails
Virus Myths, etc.
Grand Rapids Arts & Entertainment
Grand Rapids, Michigan- The Official City of Grand Rapids WebPortal
Grand Rapids Art Museum- Get Your ArtPrize Information!
Grand Rapids Public Museum- Featuring a History of Local Beer!
Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium- Born in GR, Chaffee gave his life to Humanity
John Ball Zoo Society- John Ball Park and Zoo
GR Amateur Astronomical Association- Tours of Veen Observatory in Lowell
Frederik Meijer Gardens- Garden, Sculpture Park, and Event Venue
West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball- Minor League Baseball in Grand Rapids!
Fifth Third Ballpark- Minor League Baseball and Event Venue
Celebration Cinema's IMAX- IMAX in West Michigan!
Michigan Breweries Visited
Brewery Vivant- "Belgian Tradition. Local Mission."
Founder's Brewing Company- "Brewing for Us"
Grand Rapids Brewing Company- "Returning to Downtown Grand Rapids!"
Grand Rapids Brewing Company- "Click Here for Local History"
The Hideout Brewing Company- "GR's Best Kept Secret!"
Hopcat Restaurant and Brewery- "3rd Best Beer Bar in the World!"
Perrin Brewing Company- "Go big or go home"
Michigan Beer Cellar- "Brewery, Winery, and Artisan Distillery"
Schmohz Brewery- "An Engineer's Dream"
Taquamenon Falls Brewery- "Time for a Color Tour?"
Embedded Electronic Hobbyist Resources
Nuts & Volts Magazine -
Parts, Tutorials, Datasheets, Fabrication
Adafruit Industries -
4D Systems -
All Electronics -
Cool Neon -
The Robot MarketPlace -
Robot Room -
The Robot Shop -
Amateur (HAM) Radio News
This Week in Amateur Radio
eHam Net Meeting Site
IRLP Official Website Internet Radio Linking Project
EchoLink Official Website Worldwide Nodes!
APRS Stations Near Me
APRS fi Great Stats
Michigan Area Repeater Systems
A Quick List of Repeaters Artsci Publications Database|
West Michigan 2 Meters Includes W8HVG linked sites
Frequently Monitored Favorites
IRA Independent Repeater Association
MARA Michigan Amateur Radio Alliance
GRARA Grand Rapids Amateur Repeater Association
LARC Lowell Amateur Repeater Club
BRAAC Big Rapids Area Amateur Radio Club
The American Radio Relay League
ARRL Amateur Radio News
Some Quick Links to ARRL Services
What is Amateur Radio?- "Why become a HAM?"
ARRL WebExtra! - "Members Only"
ARRL Letter On-Line- "The Weekly ARRL Newsletter"
ARRL Audio News- "ARRL Letter in RealAudio"
ARRL Technical Information Services- "Radio Tech Support"
ARRL Morse Code Training- "Morse Code at Various Speeds!"
ARRL Hamfest and Convention Calender- "For hard to find things..."
ARRL Product Catalog- "Great Books!"
Amateur Radio Code of Ethics
THE RADIO AMATEUR IS:
Never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
Offers loyalty, encouragement, and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League--through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
With knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
Slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
Radio is a avocation, never interfering with duty to family, job, school, or community.
Station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
Special thanks to the crew of Seattle Harbor Tours for this excellent photograph.
Amateur Radio License Information
Issued: December 24, 1997
Expires: December 24, 2017
Find me @ findu.com
Find me @ aprs.fi
Hobbies, Habits, & Plans
APRS Tracker for the Jeep Commander
Amateur Radio License Upgrade
BMW 2002 (1974) Restoration/Updates
Re-master Existing Music to Disk/iPod
Record New Digital "Album"
Day Job Schedule
Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time
LUNCH: ~11:30am Eastern Time
Office: 616-224-6452 (Kentwood, MI)
Home: No "land line" (Grattan Township, MI)
Cell: 616-560-2627 (Anywhere...)
Donald P. Watkins, Jr.
3853 Murray View Drive
Lowell, MI 49331
Hiking Mount Pilchuck northeast of Seattle. Photograph Copyright (c) 1993 Ken Willis.