My MAIN Macintosh...

  • The iMac on the RIGHT is for my ham radio use (A 27 inch iMac 3.2 GHz Intel i3 system)
  • The iMac on the LEFT is for my "main" iMac computer (A 27 inch iMac 2.7 GHz Intel i5 system)
  • All-in-one design! (What you SEE is the ENTIRE COMPUTER.)
  • Mac OS X OS-X (Latest version) operating system
  • (Also able to run Windows XP as well as Ubuntu Linux ALL AT THE SAME TIME as Mac OS-X!)
  • Eight and 12 Gb of memory in these machines
  • Equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 (with 512MB V-RAM) video card
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive (able to create Dual-layer DVDs as well as CDs)
  • 1000 Gb (One TERABYTE!) Serial ATA hard drive built-in
  • Each has it's own dedicated 1 Tb backup hard drive
  • I also have a REMOTE four Terabyte drive as a backup hard drive
  • I now have Ubuntu Linux, Windows XP and Windows 7 loaded into these iMac computers
  • I can load and run Windows XP in just a few seconds...
  • Windows, etc. and the Mac operating systems can ALL run at the same time!
  • The LAN (Local Area Network) and related components

  • All of the computers are served via a Frontier model 7550 DSL modem (With 4-port router and Wi-Fi)
  • -This feeds an Ethernet-based LAN (Local Area Network); See modem above)
  • TP-Link WR1043 ROUTER (Wireless broadband access with 4-port router)
  • D-Link 8-port GIGABIT SWITCH (See picture above)
  • Belkin 7-port USB-2.0 HUB
  • Brother MFC-7360N laser printer
  • All of the Ethernet cabling has been upgraded to Cat-6S cable. (Gigabyte speed, with shielding.)

    The KITCHEN computer...

  • Peg's computer is another 27" Intel iMac. (She also has a version 5 iPod Touch and a new iPad, which she enjoys a LOT!)
  • This iMac also has the Elgato HDTV tuner;
  • This makes the TV set operate like a TiVo set! With this, we can record high definition TV programs, even
  • up to 1080i screen resolution. This makes the kitchen computer also function as a really great TV (and DVR,
  • or Digital Video Recorder) set for us! (We used to have a Sony TV set in the same area with the computer,
  • and so we have now gotten rid of this set, as the computer/TV does an extremely good job for all functions.

  • 3.06 GHz Intel i3 processor with 27 inch LED display, OS-X (Latest version) operating system
  • All-in-one design! (What you SEE is the ENTIRE COMPUTER.)
  • Mac OS X version 10.6.8 operating system
  • (Also able to run Windows XP as well as Ubuntu Linux ALL AT THE SAME TIME as Mac OS-X!)
  • Four Gb of memory
  • Equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 (with 512MB V-RAM) video card
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive (able to create Dual-layer DVDs as well as CDs)
  • 1000 Gb (One TERABYTE!) Serial ATA hard drive built-in
  • I also have an external Firerwire hard drive as a backup hard drive
  • I now have Ubuntu Linux, Windows XP and Windows 7 loaded into this iMac
  • I can load and run Windows XP in just a few seconds...
  • Windows, etc. and the Mac operating systems can ALL run at the same time!
  • The iMac has a built-in 27 inch LCD display (See above)


  • The Laptop Computer computer...

  • This is the 13 inch MacBook AIR

  • Macintosh OS-X (Latest version) operating system
  • 8 Gb of memory
  • 1.7 Ghz i7 processor
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) "hard drive:" 500 Gb in capacity (VERY quick!!)
  • 13 inch LED display
  • (Equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Battery: Up to 12 hours wireless web (!!)
  • This unit weighs only 2.96 pounds


  • The ECHOLINK SERVER computer...

  • The base unit is a Dell with a 133 Mhz "Repentium" processor
  • Windows 2000 (with service pack 4) operating system
  • 94 Meg of memory <==(No, this is NOT a typo!)
  • Standard floppy disk drive
  • Standard CD drive
  • Two hard drives: 120 Gb and 80 Gb in capacity
  • 15 inch LCD monitor
  • ATA-66 interface card
  • Sound card
  • Ethernet card
  • (Presently hosting the ECHOLINK, node for amateur radio)

    The TV's WEB SERVER computer...

  • Mac-Mini as the base unit
  • 2.7 Ghz INTEL i5 processor
  • Mac OSX (Latest version)
  • Four Gb of memory
  • SuperDrive (CD, DVD read-write) optical drive
  • One internal hard drive: 1000 Gb size
  • One external hard drive: 3000 Gb size
  • (This computer is presently hosting the EYE-TV for television DVR, as well as serving as a "backup" server. The 3 Tb hard drive is the remote backup to all other computers on the LAN.)



  • The Shop's SERVER and general use iMac computer...

  • Apple iMac as the base unit
  • 27 inch LCD display
  • 3.2 Ghz Dual INTEL processor
  • OS-X (latest version) operating system (Also, Windows 7 as an alternate)
  • Twelve Gb of memory
  • Optical Drive (CD, DVD read-write) optical drive
  • One terabyte internal hard drive
  • One external hard drive: 4000 Gb size
  • This computer is presently hosting the SERVER function, and also hosts the secondary backup hard drive. Using CARBON COPY CLONER, I can automatically make a HIGH RESOLUTION backup of the various other computers in the house to the SECONDARY backup hard drive.



  • The Shop's HAM RADIO computer...

  • HP Pavilion as the base unit
  • Dell 24 inch LCD display
  • 2.0 Ghz Dual INTEL processor
  • Windows XP SP-3 operating system (Also, Windows 7 as an alternate)
  • Two Gb of memory
  • Optical Drive (CD, DVD read-write) optical drive
  • Two internal hard drives: 500 and 320 Gb sizes
  • One external hard drive: 500 Gb size
  • Internal LIGHTSCRIBE DVD burner, which can make "low-level LABELS" on a CD or a DVD.
  • (Presently hosting the Flex-5000a SDR (Software Defined Radio) which is an extremely new field of radio.)



  • The Shop's ECHOLINK computer...

  • Dell mid-sized tower as the base unit
  • No-name 15 inch LCD display
  • 333 Mhz (!!) processor
  • Windows 2000 NT operating system
  • 192 Mb of memory
  • Optical Drive (CD) optical drive
  • Two internal hard drives: 8 and 6 Gb sizes
  • Presently hosting the ECHOLINK server which is an relatively new field of radio.
  • Echolink ties the ham radio repeater to the internet; This allows the repeater to be used by the ham radio public, allowing a ham with only a computer to be able to connect to, and use the repeater system.