Profile

Cover photo
Warren Postma
Works at RentalPoint Software
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Toronto Canada
285 followers|400,999 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

 
Hobby Metric: Big Grins Per Day (BGPD)
I'm sitting here listening in and chiming in now and then, on 40 meters.  I have a big grin on my face, and a microphone in my hand, and an HF rig warming up the room.  This is really big fun. This is why I got into this hobby in the first place.  I like ra...
I'm sitting here listening in and chiming in now and then, on 40 meters.  I have a big grin on my face, and a microphone in my hand, and an HF rig warming up the room.  This is really big fun. This is why I got into this hobb...
3
Add a comment...
 
Cheap Crap, and the Zen of Personal Responsibility
Preamble: I beg your indulgence as I go off on a not-very-ham-radio-related tangent.  I will bring this back to relevance to the ham radio hobby, though. Some readers will immediately see the relevance to the Amateur Radio hobby, though, because they are sm...
Preamble: I beg your indulgence as I go off on a not-very-ham-radio-related tangent.  I will bring this back to relevance to the ham radio hobby, though. Some readers will immediately see the relevance to the Amateur Radio ho...
1
Add a comment...

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
Skydiver has a near encounter with a meteorite. This is the first time that a meteorite has been photographed in the lower atmosphere after it's light has gone out.  Originally broadcast on Norwegian TV.  The people are speaking Norwegian.


Skydiver almost struck by meteorite
9
2
Warren Postma's profile photoNicolai Imset's profile photoFrank Sevek's profile photohardcoretam's profile photo
8 comments
 
Ok i guess its just a rock!!
Add a comment...

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
RTL-SDR Dongle (20 dollars) and HDSDR (Free) : Results are Amazing
I ordered an RTL-SDR dongle from China about 40 days ago. It finally arrived. I'm listening to the cab companies in Toronto dispatching, around 162 mhz right now.  I can hardly believe how amazing this "scanner", 50 mhz to 1.2 ghz AM, FM, SSB receiver works...
I ordered an RTL-SDR dongle from China about 40 days ago. It finally arrived. I'm listening to the cab companies in Toronto dispatching, around 162 mhz right now.  I can hardly believe how amazing this "scanner", 50 mhz to 1...
3
2
Jeroen Wiert Pluimers's profile photoDorin Duminica's profile photo

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
Gabriel Joseph celebrates the solemnity of St Joseph
1
Warren Postma's profile photoowen swain's profile photo
2 comments
 
It's a solemnity in the Postma ordinariate.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
285 people
R.J. Anderson's profile photo
Alister Christie's profile photo
Roger Wong's profile photo
Daniele Teti's profile photo
Bruce McGee's profile photo
 
Cheap Crap and the Zen of Personal Responsibility.    My feelings on buying local, and why I want to support local merchants, and why I don't think you should go so far as to be xenophobic, racist, or think you're better than anybody else anywhere else in this world.   My thoughts about creating a kinder, more humane economic system, and community-focused common sense, and a sense of personal responsibility.     Semi ham-radio related, but really, global.
Preamble: I beg your indulgence as I go off on a not-very-ham-radio-related tangent.  I will bring this back to relevance to the ham radio hobby, though. Some readers will immediately see the relevance to the Amateur Radio ho...
1
Add a comment...

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
I bought a used radio. One day later it's dead.
This sure can be an expensive hobby some times. (I'm a little depressed, you might suppose, and you'd be right.) Total operating time, 3.8 minutes. Total cost $525.  Total cost of ownership, $138 per minute. Better luck next time.
This sure can be an expensive hobby some times. (I'm a little depressed, you might suppose, and you'd be right.) Total operating time, 3.8 minutes. Total cost $525.  Total cost of ownership, $138 per minute. Better luck next ...
1
Warren Postma's profile photoTracy Todd's profile photoDorin Duminica's profile photo
4 comments
 
sweet!  glad it is alive :-)
Add a comment...

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
Putting up a G5RV. Part 1.
I was trying to figure out how to get the G5RV antenna that I bought last weekend at the hamfest (HamEx) up and get on the air with more copper in the air than the current setup (a hustler vertical) allows me,  so I've gotten the following "antenna hoisting...
I was trying to figure out how to get the G5RV antenna that I bought last weekend at the hamfest (HamEx) up and get on the air with more copper in the air than the current setup (a hustler vertical) allows me,  so I've gotten...
1
Haofu Huang's profile photoWarren Postma's profile photo
2 comments
 
How is this question related to Amateur Radio, haofu?
Add a comment...

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
I went to my first ham-fest today.  I bought a mag-mount 2m/70cm dual band mobile antenna that I have already attached to my BaoFeng UV-5R, which came with a completely rubbish -280 dB Attenuation rubber-ducky antenna.   I'm ...
1
Add a comment...

Warren Postma

Shared publicly  - 
 
Initial adventures in transmitting on the ham bands.  The neighbors are going to love this.
I am using a borrowed Kenwood TS-440S, which has 100W power output, when maxed out, but I have been afraid to transmit for fear of blowing up the finals, which are connected to a pretty short mobile antenna.  Nevertheless, th...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
285 people
R.J. Anderson's profile photo
Alister Christie's profile photo
Roger Wong's profile photo
Daniele Teti's profile photo
Bruce McGee's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Computer Geek
Employment
  • RentalPoint Software
    Software Development Manager, 2012 - present
  • Embarcadero Technologies
    Senior Software Developer, 2010 - 2011
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Toronto Canada
Story
Tagline
U2 fan, software developer, Aquarium hobbyist, Book geek.
Introduction
I'm a geek. I blog at DelphiCodeMonkey.blogspot.ca
Bragging rights
I have a lot of aquariums.
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    B.Sc CompSci, 1989 - 1992
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Weekend Mass times (Sept 2013): Sunday 9:00 am Sunday 10:30 am Sunday 12:30 pm Saturday 5:00 pm (Vigil Mass)
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This was a good place but is now out of business.
Food: Poor to fairDecor: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Good South Indian food.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Typical greasy spoon. All day breakfast is good.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
12 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Reasonable prices. Good pho.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor to fairService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love this place. I like the Central American cuisine.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor to fairService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good neighbourhood pub
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago