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Offline dave

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Donations welcome
« 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
« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 08:31:30 AM by dave »



Offline bibi

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 11:43:45 AM »
i will donate some bucks soon :)

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #2 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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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #3 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?
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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #4 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



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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 03:03:18 PM »
Interesting.  I wrote out a response and decided to email you, instead.   hehe 
TBolt

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 01:27:51 AM »
I just donated $10.

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 09:11:56 AM »
Much appreciated.

Offline Dr Bob

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 08:59:01 PM »
Sent mine in too. (hint hint to all others)

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009, 06:32:00 AM »
as promised, my 10 bucks.

Offline gdrapp

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009, 12:42:23 PM »
Happy to donate!  On its way via PayPal...

Offline Saabeba

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 12:28:52 PM »
Done.

Offline Olivia

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #13 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. 

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 04:27:54 PM »
$50 sent Dave....

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



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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 06:01:16 PM »
Sent

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2009, 12:09:33 AM »
Thanking all for your donations.

Offline Chananya Freedman

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 06:53:07 PM »
Donation will be coming soon Dave. I will post once done.
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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #19 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?

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Chananya
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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #20 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

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #21 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

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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2009, 04:29:56 PM »
Good luck with your challenge! Keep us posted on how it's going.
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Re: Donations welcome
« Reply #23 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.

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« Reply #24 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