The SMeter Site Needs Your HelpYou can help support the SMeter site by donating.
The SMeter site depends in part on user support. If you have found the site useful please consider contributing to its support. Donations help cover the costs of operating, maintaining, updating, and expanding capabilities. You will not only help improve the site for yourself and other hams, but also will help introduce Ham Radio to thousands of non-licensed visitors each month.
The on-line receivers provide a way to remotely check your signal, but also introduce many new people to Ham Radio each month. There is a lot of traffic to the site -- about 50,000 unique visitors and millions of individual webpage visits in a typical month. Many visitors are Hams, but many are not. A surprising number use the Contact Us page to let us know they became licensed after becoming fascinated by Ham Radio conversations overheard on receivers at the site.
Server-side audio streaming bandwidth is expensive, because the Internet bandwidth needed to simultaneously send audio to many listeners equals the sum of the bandwidths they each use. Each listener needs only the bandwidth of their own Internet connection, but the server needs the sum used by all simultaneous users.
If you've thought about making a donation to help offset the costs, now is the time to do it. If you have already donated, please consider an additional contribution.
Any Amount will Help. If this site has helped you, then please take a minute and donate something. The amount you donate is entirely up to you! Any contribution is welcome, regardless of its size. Large contributions obviosuly help most, but even small amounts from many users add-up and help a lot. Your help will be greatly appreciated regardless of it size. Each dollar received goes directly to maintaining and improving the site.
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Other Ways You Can Help:
- Tell other Hams and friends who express interest in Ham Radio about the site.
- Consider linking from your own website or blog to the home page or to specific articles that you find interesting.
- If you do not have a website or blog, perhaps you could ask clubs you belong to consider linking to the site.
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