NASWeb is a service of NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association. We’re here to extend the service we provide our membership into the information age.
The NASWeb web pages were designed to follow the XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 standards in such a way that they degrade gracefully on browsers not capable of displaying the latest extensions. Designing toward standards like XHTML 1.0 ensures that these pages will be usable by the widest variety of clients into the future.
NASWeb was designed and implemented by Ralph Brandi, a member of the Executive Council of NASWA who creates and maintains web sites for a living.
BBEdit, a Macintosh text editor, was used to create the site. Perl rocks our world and made creation and maintenance of certain sections of the site much easier. The same can be said of PHP and MySQL. Some parts of the site live briefly in FileMaker Pro before being moved to MySQL.
Internet Explorer added significantly to the pain involved with and development time of the site. IE 6 is the Netscape Navigator 4.x of a new generation. Boo hiss to Microsoft.
Photographs of receivers used in the headers on this site were taken by Ralph Brandi, and are copyright © 2005 by Ralph Brandi, with the following exceptions:
Photographs used in the headers for the following columns and site sections were taken by Alan Johnson, and are copyright © 2006 by Alan Johnson:
If you come across any inaccessible areas of the site, please contact Ralph Brandi, the webmaster.
We provide the ability for visitors to leave comments on much of our site. We reserve the right to remove any comment at any time for any reason. We hope not to exercise this right often. Commercial postings are not welcome, however, and will be removed with extreme prejudice. We will take every effort possible to prevent spammers from posting to our comment system while still remaining accessible to our blind and visually impaired users.
We don’t have the money to join a high-falutin’ organization like eTrust, but we think online privacy is important, and we want you to know that.
At 2014 Aug 01, 1500 UTC