System Description

The main computer in the office/ham shack is a custom-built 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad 2600 (Turbo Boost to 3.8 GHz) with a 160 GB SDD, a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB of RAM, running under Windows 7 Professional (64-bit, SP1). This machine is a hardwired client on a small SOHO 802.11b/g wireless LAN using a cable gateway/router and a Wi-Fi access point. A  signal booster connected to the access point "fills in the holes" in the RF coverage. The local cable ISP provides broadband high-speed Internet service via the router. A  network printer is also hardwired to the router, and is accessible from any of the other clients.

The other client is a wireless Acer 8473T laptop,  running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The wireless LAN allows network access from anywhere in the house or garden.

The ain computer provides intranet WWW hosting for website development. SharePoint Designer 2007, with Server Extensions, is the Web creation toolset. This configuration makes for a very effective website development and test platform.

Network diagram

Cable Gateway/Gb Router

Access Point


Windows 7 Professional Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007


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Other Interests

Amateur Radio
Callsigns VA7OJ, AB4OJ...
My home and garden
in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia...
Buster James
my best friend and constant companion...
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Contact Information

My e-mail address

My Web address

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