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Title: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on February 13, 2009, 11:20:59 AM
The site is taking a hit in bandwidth today, which will likely cost far more than our average month.

Donations are always welcome, however small.  If you enjoy the site, please do contribute.

PayPal here:
http://www.liveatc.net/donations.php

or if you prefer to mail a check (made out to me):

Dave Pascoe
P.O. Box 178
Amherst, NH 03031-0178

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: bibi on February 13, 2009, 11:43:45 AM
i will donate some bucks soon :)
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: KSYR-pjr on February 13, 2009, 01:35:22 PM
Looks like the forum today has more than doubled the record of "Most Online EVER," which if I remember correctly was somewhere around 450 previously.

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Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: TBolt on February 13, 2009, 02:28:54 PM
Money is tight these days, but I'm gladly sending my $20 in beer money. Two things, though:

1. Just curious...what does it cost to run a site like this?

2. After this event in Buffalo, the Press and others will likely come to LiveATC first after any aviation incident in order to pull recordings from the archives.  So, this will happen again.  I'd hate to see the archives removed or go pay-as-you-go for members, but perhaps you could charge the Press for each download somehow?
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on February 13, 2009, 02:34:59 PM
Money is tight these days, but I'm gladly sending my $20 in beer money. Two things, though:

1. Just curious...what does it cost to run a site like this?

2. After this event in Buffalo, the Press and others will likely come to LiveATC first after any aviation incident in order to pull recordings from the archives.  So, this will happen again.  I'd hate to see the archives removed or go pay-as-you-go for members, but perhaps you could charge the Press for each download somehow?

It costs a fair bit for the total operation.  This includes bandwidth, hardware, and lots of hardware to put up some of the bigger Class B area feeds.

We try to manage with very few donations and advertising.  We get bandwidth donations, which help somewhat.  And the press has been coming here for a while, so this is not new.

My goal is to not turn it into a "pay" site.  But you would be surprised how very few cash donations actually come in.  It is a very small number.

Dave


Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: TBolt on February 13, 2009, 03:03:18 PM
Interesting.  I wrote out a response and decided to email you, instead.   hehe 
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: RIVERSMVP09 on February 15, 2009, 01:27:51 AM
I just donated $10.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on February 15, 2009, 09:11:56 AM
Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Dr Bob on February 15, 2009, 08:59:01 PM
Sent mine in too. (hint hint to all others)
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: bcrosby on February 17, 2009, 04:30:57 PM
Hi Dave,

I have bandwidth I can donate. I have a few servers co-located at an ISP in Toronto with spare bandwidth.

Feel free to get in touch if you'd like me to set up a reflector.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: bibi on February 18, 2009, 06:32:00 AM
as promised, my 10 bucks.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: gdrapp on February 18, 2009, 12:42:23 PM
Happy to donate!  On its way via PayPal...
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Saabeba on February 20, 2009, 12:28:52 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Olivia on February 25, 2009, 05:29:09 AM
Donation headed your way on Friday!  I listen frequently and have only donated one other time so I'm well overdue. 
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Jeff Turner on February 26, 2009, 04:27:54 PM
$50 sent Dave....

Working on your Denver feed as we speak....



JU
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: bluecrewfan08 on February 26, 2009, 06:01:16 PM
Sent

-KLAX Feeder-
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on March 04, 2009, 12:09:33 AM
Thanking all for your donations.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Chananya Freedman on March 11, 2009, 06:53:07 PM
Donation will be coming soon Dave. I will post once done.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: johnm1019 on March 11, 2009, 07:35:15 PM
How much bandwidth does the site use in an average month?

I have a server colo'd in Indianapolis with a fair amount of available bandwidth that could most likely be put to use mirroring.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Chananya Freedman on March 16, 2009, 06:04:52 PM
I thought I'd be able to get a donation in soon but it will be at least another week. How badly are they needed at this time?

Thanks,
Chananya
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on March 16, 2009, 09:52:18 PM
I thought I'd be able to get a donation in soon but it will be at least another week. How badly are they needed at this time?

Thanks,
Chananya

Chananya-

Don't worry about it.  Any contributions are appreciated at any time.  Don't feel pressured.

Dave
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: phil-s on March 17, 2009, 01:22:01 AM
G'evenng Dave, others -- I just paypalled $50 and want to pose a challenge to others. Soon as I see posted here (after mine) promises to donate another $50 (totalled across however many people), I'll match it with an additional $50 of my own.

I really value this site, the system that Jason and Dave have set up, the efficiency, patience, and good humor they and the other feed-sponsors bring to it, and the postings from all of you. Even Simcoe was a blast. I mean he could have been a lot worse. And several of you guys did a wonderful job of laughing him off into the distance (so far).

Keep it up folks. It's a great site!

Phil
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Chananya Freedman on March 17, 2009, 04:29:56 PM
Good luck with your challenge! Keep us posted on how it's going.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: phil-s on March 18, 2009, 11:45:44 PM
Looks like I jinxed the stream totally so I'm just going to send in the other $50 and hope for the best.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on March 20, 2009, 08:18:38 AM
Looks like I jinxed the stream totally so I'm just going to send in the other $50 and hope for the best.

Phil-

Thanks for the generous donation.

Dave
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: w8fsm on July 02, 2009, 06:10:03 PM
Hay dave I can donate some server space and setup in a few of our datacenters..  Can email me if needed..   

Fred Moses - W8FSM
fred@moses.bz    -  KFNT Feed Provider
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Sparkyman2008 on July 09, 2009, 08:04:33 PM
Hi Dave,
I just donated $50. Love the site, and the new iPhone app.
btw, what happened to KSJC tower? I posted in the general area and no response????
Thanks
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on July 10, 2009, 08:28:27 AM
Hi Dave,
I just donated $50. Love the site, and the new iPhone app.
btw, what happened to KSJC tower? I posted in the general area and no response????
Thanks

Thanks much for the donation.

I run the SJC feeds - had to get rid of tower due to cable TV interference.  Shame because my receivers are practically right next to the field.  Hope to find someone local in San Jose to pick up the SJC Tower feed again.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Mickey Hill on September 18, 2009, 06:41:10 PM
I run the SJC feeds - had to get rid of tower due to cable TV interference.  Shame because my receivers are practically right next to the field.  Hope to find someone local in San Jose to pick up the SJC Tower feed again.

I'm ten miles from SJC. I could feed the tower if you like.
Title: Donation coming
Post by: prwnkl on January 05, 2010, 01:17:40 PM
Dave,
I'm enjoying your site. $30 coming to cover expenses.
prwnkl
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: iflyhi on March 04, 2010, 01:02:53 AM
great site dave.   im an avid listener/participant and i get much information and enjoyment from it.  thanks dave, and also to all who make this site possible.    this is my second donation.   not a fortune,  but i know every bit helps.     NOTE TO OTHERS !!     We all blow $$$ on frivilous kinds of entertainment, so, i ask of you, why not help support something that gives you quality endless enjoyment ?    c,mom guys & gals,  PONY-UP a little.  thank you to those who feel as i do ...
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on March 23, 2010, 04:36:28 PM
I just realized it's been 5 years since I've made my last donation. So I've just made one now.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on March 23, 2010, 09:24:12 PM
Many thanks
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: rkb on April 05, 2010, 07:52:44 PM
Just sent $25 via PayPal.  Thanks for the great site Dave! 
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: t28pilot on November 18, 2010, 10:10:21 PM
Hi Dave!

I am a newbie...are you still taking donations?


Scott
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on November 24, 2010, 04:51:59 AM
Scott-

Yes...go to:

http://www.liveatc.net/donations.php

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: englishpilot on January 21, 2011, 10:01:03 AM
Done.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on January 27, 2011, 09:04:14 AM
Done.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: asanal on May 21, 2011, 11:18:02 AM
 $20 via PayPal.  You have great site Dave! Thank you.
Sanal  :-)
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on May 22, 2011, 10:55:33 PM
$20 via PayPal.  You have great site Dave! Thank you.
Sanal  :-)


Many thanks!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: jayhawk128 on May 24, 2011, 05:32:24 PM
Dave,

Keep forgetting to help with your operating expenses - so I just sent a $50 PayPal donation - keep up the great work!

Jeff
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on May 24, 2011, 09:29:40 PM
Dave,

Keep forgetting to help with your operating expenses - so I just sent a $50 PayPal donation - keep up the great work!

Jeff

Thanks Jeff!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: wilsonboyrie on June 25, 2011, 12:27:10 AM
Hello everyone.

Sent $20 via Paypal. Surprised to see that you have a very good feed from Carrasco, Montevideo in Uruguay. Listening to the airport where I used to work many years ago.

 Dave, I will check and see if I could setup a feed for IAH in Houston, the only one avaialble have a terrible AC hum on it. Wandering who is running it. I am a communications (radio) tech and could offer free labor to clean up that noise.

Wilson.
Tomball, Texas.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on June 25, 2011, 06:04:39 AM
Hello everyone.

Sent $20 via Paypal. Surprised to see that you have a very good feed from Carrasco, Montevideo in Uruguay. Listening to the airport where I used to work many years ago.

 Dave, I will check and see if I could setup a feed for IAH in Houston, the only one avaialble have a terrible AC hum on it. Wandering who is running it. I am a communications (radio) tech and could offer free labor to clean up that noise.

Wilson.
Tomball, Texas.


Many thanks, Wilson.  Contact me privately and we can chat about IAH.  http://liveatc.net/contact

Thanks!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: ridejumpfly on August 03, 2011, 09:39:51 PM
Long time dave, congrats on the success of the site.  Just sent 50.. 

Justin Whetstone
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on August 03, 2011, 09:43:52 PM
Thanks Justin!  Great to hear from you - drop me an email, interested to know where you are and how you're doing.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: bindeaw on February 05, 2012, 02:12:54 AM
Hi Dave.
$50 by Paypal done.  :-)
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: joe8617 on April 17, 2012, 09:53:25 PM
Donated.  Thank you very much for continuing to make this awesome site (and android app) available.

Joe
(Joe8617)
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on April 20, 2012, 06:17:35 PM
Donated.  Thank you very much for continuing to make this awesome site (and android app) available.

Joe
(Joe8617)

Thanks Joe!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on May 19, 2012, 07:11:20 AM
$20 on the way. I figured it had been a while since my last donation.

Thank you for continuing to do all the work it takes to support this site: I've been listening since 2005 and continue to love it.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on May 20, 2012, 07:37:44 AM
$20 on the way. I figured it had been a while since my last donation.

Thank you for continuing to do all the work it takes to support this site: I've been listening since 2005 and continue to love it.

Thanks!  Much appreciated. 
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: jmrtlara on September 26, 2012, 07:46:37 AM
I am totally loving this place. I appreciate it even more now that I'm plane spotting. Instead of bringing a portable scanner, I can listen straight from my phone. Will be sending in something soon. :)
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: heymisterk on October 02, 2012, 06:21:02 PM
Even as a guy who doesn't know squat about flying a plane, I find flying - and this site - fascinating.  I know you often hear that the "check is in the mail," but really it is; should arrive by Friday or Saturday. Twenty bucks.

Thanks for a great site!
Jeff
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on October 03, 2012, 07:52:21 AM
Thanks Jeff and welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: RonR on December 14, 2012, 12:32:16 PM
Hey Dave,

It's my turn...I just sent $20  :-D

Regards, Ron
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on December 14, 2012, 12:37:07 PM
Thanks, Ron!  Got your other email...will get back to you this weekend.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: RonR on December 14, 2012, 12:47:24 PM
Your welcome Dave, it was long overdue.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kjablonski8706 on January 05, 2013, 04:19:04 PM
Just sent in my $20.  Been a long time listener, and now that I'm employed it seems right to give back.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on January 09, 2013, 05:26:29 PM
$25 on the way. Thanks for continuing to make this site available. Happy 2013.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: ctbehm on February 25, 2013, 12:08:20 PM
Just sent you 20 I know its not a ton but hope it helps.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on February 25, 2013, 02:05:24 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Gerardd on May 20, 2013, 06:26:04 AM
I will also donate 15$ through paypal as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: UnitedFlyer737 on May 28, 2013, 03:55:23 PM
I may donate to you guys soon :) Great service!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: RonR on August 18, 2013, 05:11:25 PM
Sent you another $20 earlier today Dave...Thanks for your dedication to this site!

Ron
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: paulnj on January 05, 2014, 07:53:45 PM
Just sent $25 in.  Have enjoyed for years and time to donate for such a quality site.

Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on January 08, 2014, 10:42:22 AM
Thanks, Paul!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: brianrlewis on February 14, 2014, 11:39:26 AM
Glad to donate $25.  Will continue to donate.  Any word on KPRC coming back online?
Thank again for this site!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on February 14, 2014, 11:40:45 AM
Thanks, Brian…lots of good stuff coming.

KPRC will be back, better than ever.  It is a work in progress with Embry-Riddle…hopefully back within the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: brianrlewis on February 19, 2014, 03:02:49 PM
Thank you Dave!  Looking forward to the KPRC upgrade.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: rustybugs11 on August 12, 2014, 10:19:18 PM
Can't do a lot but 25.00 should help a little.
Title: Re: Donations Coming
Post by: Vladmir on October 28, 2014, 11:44:16 PM
I will be donating soon.

I am also appealing to our fellow members to checkout a campaign in Indiegogo:

While in Indiegogo, just search for "Help me Pay for my Private Pilot License Training" created by Vladmir Odhiambo.

Thanks
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on November 17, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
$100 on the way: I have now been using this site for almost 10 full years (I remember my first nights listening to NY Approach back in January, 2005). Thank you for ten years of entertainment!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on November 18, 2014, 07:59:11 AM
Thanks, Ken!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on November 21, 2015, 04:58:11 PM
My annual $100 contribution is coming your way. Still crazy about this site after all these years.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: dave on November 23, 2015, 07:19:56 AM
Thanks, Ken!
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on October 14, 2016, 12:50:32 AM
I was reminded today that it is time for my annual contribution. $100 on the way.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: neuronics on October 05, 2017, 03:24:10 PM
Some support on its way. Thank you for the service.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: frantzy on January 10, 2018, 10:43:49 AM
Just threw $50 into the donation jar. The site, the forums & the app continue to amaze.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: kenadams on February 14, 2018, 09:27:46 AM
$100 on the way.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: GeorgeMSL on May 10, 2019, 08:55:38 AM
Just sent $25 keep it going.
Title: Re: Donations welcome
Post by: Cpt-Maersk on July 10, 2020, 10:02:56 PM
The site is taking a hit in bandwidth today, which will likely cost far more than our average month.

Donations are always welcome, however small.  If you enjoy the site, please do contribute.

PayPal here:
http://www.liveatc.net/donations.php

or if you prefer to mail a check (made out to me):

Dave Pascoe
P.O. Box 178
Amherst, NH 03031-0178

Thanks,
Dave

Hey Dave,

I'm more than happy to donate to this site you run but what are you doing about getting Shannon (Ireland) High Level back up with a new feeder?

Thanks

Cpt-Maersk