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(Updated 03-16-2014 with FTC Statement)

Hamuniverse.com and N4UJW ("we", "our" or "us") operates this website as a free service to all Radio Amateurs and prospective Radio Amateurs and for those interested in related topics. Though we endeavour to ensure the accuracy and family safe content for all ages for all information and links placed on this web site, we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or correctness of such information included in but not limited to,  projects, articles or of any other content, description or material placed on or referred to on this web site.
All content of Hamuniverse.com is to be used with a "Let the Buyer Beware" make up your own mind attitude since some of the material is considered experimental and you should consider that the author/s of the content have presented it in, what they believe, to be good faith.

We do not warrant that the web site, its content or the server that makes it available are error or virus free or free of other harmful components or that your use of this web site will be uninterrupted.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect, including loss of profits or any consequential loss) resulting from or in any way connected with your use of this web site, contents or links, information, whether internal or external, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.

All content of this web site including but not limited to the text, photographs, images, graphics, illustrations, designs, written and other material including the program and code that operates this web site (together the "content") is protected by copyright, trade mark and/or other proprietary rights owned by or licensed to Hamuniverse.com and N4UJW and link owners/authors. Should you choose to download, print or copy any content from this web site or it's links, you must do so only in accordance with these terms. Such activity is permitted only for your personal use or for supply to third parties for no commercial gain and for their personal use only (unless stated otherwise). In all cases we or the link owners must be acknowledged as the source of the material whichever is the case. You acknowledge that you have no right to use the content in any other manner. If you want to make additional use of any of our material outside the terms of this disclaimer, you should apply to webmaster n4ujw@hamuniverse.com for the appropriate consent and conditions. Unless stated otherwise on this web site all other uses of the content are expressly prohibited.
This web site, Hamunivere.com, may provide links to other web sites, the content of which is not in our control. Accordingly we cannot accept any responsibility for the materials or offers for goods or services featured on such web sites. Links to such sites are not to be taken as an endorsement of such web sites or as a warranty that such web sites will be free of viruses or other such items of a destructive nature. ALL CONSTRUCTION ARTICLES, BUILD IT YOURSELF PLANS, ETC ARE PRESENTED IN GOOD FAITH . NEITHER HAMUNIVERSE.COM NOR N4UJW, (DON BUTLER), WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR NEGLIGENCE OR THE ACCURACY OF THE SOURCE OR ARTICLE CONTENT.


The opinions, thoughts and actions expressed by contributors of articles, projects, or other information in any form published on the Hamuniverse.com website are solely those of the individual writers and do not always reflect the opinions of Hamuniverse.com nor it's owners, publishers or editors. They are presented as is with no guarantees of correctness, expressed or implied.You may also see my opinion from time to time here. We all have the right to our opinions and when we decide to not have that right, then we cease to exist as humans! 

Please note that any goods and services supplied or made available through advertisers or other parties seen on this site or through sites which are linked from this site are supplied by third parties and not by N4UJW OR HAMUNIVERSE.COM (unless stated otherwise). We are talking about the advertisers and sponsors here! Any dealings between you and such third parties, including payment for and delivery of products or services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations, acts or omissions associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. You agree not to hold N4UJW or HamUniverse.com liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings. All of our advertisers are carefully chosen by us. If you have had a terrible experience with one of our advertisers, let us know in an email!

Downloads and computer damage!
We cannot be held responsible if a file downloaded from or in any way connected with this site contains a virus or any of many other types of harmful data or code. We do everything in our control to prevent them. If we receive a formal email, we will remove the link immediately. Give as many details as possible and send attention:

N4UJW-DON BUTLER-WEBMASTER/OWNER WWW.HAMUNIVERSE.COM email address n4ujw at hamuniverse.com

Here is the above in a condensed version:

Please note that all information on this website is provided in good faith and Hamuniverse.com will NOT be considered as THE reference to any claims, ideas, opinions, etc, made by contributors to the site.
I am not responsible either directly or indirectly for any content within an article or project on Hamuniverse.com. While this author/editor, (N4UJW), has done everything within his ability to ensure accuracy of the information within the page design as supplied by the author of a project, article, etc. contained within a particular project Hamuniverse.com, no liability will be accepted for any loss or damage incurred as either a direct or indirect result of your use of the information provided and I take NO responsibility for any/all claims made by the author, writter, originator of any information presented within a page on Hamuniverse.com.

All information and images are the property of the Original Author unless otherwise stated, and may only be copied for the following purposes:

Self Reference or self-training by individuals.

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the original copyright is held by the Author.

The material remains intact and separate from that gained from other sources.

Full credit is given to the Original Author.

The establishment is either a "not for profit organisation" as described above, or publicly owned.
Profit making companies are expressly forbidden any filing, copying or reproduction rights.
If you wish to use information from the website for any not for profit purpose that does not seem to be permitted, please email the original Author requesting permission to use his material or this webmaster!


FTC Advertising & Affiliate Disclosure Statement

November , 2011

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions(TM) 16 CFR, Part 255: 'Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials', I'm providing full disclosure on how this site, Hamuniverse.com, operates. To satisfy all readers, you'll find both a short and long version. It's important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing a product and the manufacturer or service provider.



This disclosure is provided so you as a consumer who attempts to understand the relationship between a person reviewing, endorsing, or writing about a product or service and the manufacturer or service provider. This website participates in various affiliate programs in which the owner(s) receive a commission or fee whenever you purchase through a link on this site using that particular affilate program. These links can be in the form of text links located throughout the site on pages, linked from images within a post or on a page, buttons, within the sidebar, and graphic ads such as banners that may be placed in various locations and pages on the site. We are independently owned, and the views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the article writers' own opinions or view. Any product claim, feature, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified.

Even though the owner(s) of this website may have been provided compensation, we always post honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences based on our research and/or experience with the product or service. This means that the content of posts on this web site are never influenced by advertisers or an affiliate partnership. Our opinions of products advertised or mentioned on Hamuniverse.com are our own and are not to be considered as a paid opinion by any advertiser on this web site. Our opinions, recommendations, etc of a particular product or company are based on our own research and we suggest that you do your own also.


This website was created to provide a one-stop resource for ham radio related topics, ham radio news, projects, general ham radio information, tips, & in depth reviews of certain specific ham radio related products or associated topics related to electronic communications equipment or it's many facets. This means that, while there is no charge for you to access and read this website, some income is generated based on advertising revenues, and other programs to help cover the costs of maintaining this site. We spend thousands of hours yearly operating this web site which is free for anyone on the internet to use and hopefully get good information.

Costs to maintain the site include such things as hosting fees, purchasing software, computer repair and upkeep, new equipment purchases and products to test, marketing this website, domain name fees, and more. All these things add up, so I always appreciate your support!!

Moreover, I DO NOT develop, manufacture, or have any type of investment in any product company or any other product or service mentioned on this site or anywhere else. The only relationship between myself, this site and any product or service discussed or reviewed, is via one or more of the advertising programs outlined below.

Listed below you will find the various types of "advertising" this site participates in. It is my sincere hope that the information provided will help my readers better understand my "revenue model" and how I do business online.


This website participates in numerous affiliate programs in which we receive a small commission whenever you purchase through some links posted on this site. Links can be defined as being used as either text links or ad banners. Not all links on this site nor all of the ad banners seen are income producers and are freely displayed just for your reference. Even though I’m not an affiliate of every product or service that is mentioned either in a news story, product announcement, or in a review on this site, you should assume that if you click on ANY "commercial looking or worded" link or ad banner, that I may get a commission. These links can be in the form of text links located throughout the site on pages, within images posted within a post or page, and graphic ads such as banners, buttons and widgets. This site may also use them in content when endorsing or reviewing a product. When you do make a purchase via any affiliate links, these purchases are the same price you would pay if you did not come from one of the links on this site.

Amazson.com is one of the affiate programs we are affiliated with so they require us to use this statment here:
"[Don Butler, N4UJW,
www.hamuniverse.com] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com)]."

We also use Google Adsense advertising on most pages of Hamuniverse.com. You will see them in various locations on most web pages here. They can be idendified by the small icon in either corner of most ads. The look similar to a small "smiling triangle" and when you place your cursor over them "Adchoices" is displayed in a small popout! We have limited control of the content within the ads. Most of the time, the ads are related to the main content ideas or theme within the respective page they are displayed on or are of general interest types.


This website DOES accept free sample products from time to time from businesses who wish to share their products with this site for possible product reviews. Accepting those products DOES NOT influence this sites' decision to mention the product or company on this site and/or to write a favorable review. It does give the company submitting a product the opportunity to call attention to their products. We also offer reader reviews of various ham radio products giving the reader's point of view and opinion of a particular product he has purchased or used and any opinions or views he has of the product are his alone.


Ad banner advertisement space is offered and used on Hamuniverse.com on a limited basis as space becomes available on some pages. Most ad banners on Hamuniverse.com are paid for by the company doing the advertising of their products on a time and space basis. Some of the banner advertising will be Pay Per Click using Google Adsense (identified as "Ads by Google"), which are page impressions that are paid by advertisers to Google and in turn Google serves (displays) them to Adsense partners like Hamuniverse.com. This means when you click on an Google ad (Pay Per Click program), this site receives a very small referral fee which I appreciate very much. Pennies do ad up over time!

All advertising on this site must conform to the overall content, which means I usually only accept relevant content advertising that I feel will be helpful to my readers. Our paid banner ads (purchased directly from Hamuniverse.com) are usually companies that sell ham radio or associated products that are relevant to the content of Hamuniverse.com and are hand picked by us after a review of their overall product line and it's suitability as relevant to the content of the site as a hole or a particular web page content. You will never see non-family rated ads on Hamuniverse.com. 


This sites' goal is to provide it's readers with valuable information related to ham radio and the world of radio communication topics of general or specific interest to the Amateur Radio operators or others interested in the various topics covered on Hamuniverse.com. I will ALWAYS gives honest recommendations and reviews, and will post both positive and negative analysis on products regardless if I've received a free sample, paid ad banner, or if I'm an affiliate of the product or company being reviewed. In most cases, I'll provide clear reasons for choosing one product over another in my opinion.

N4UJW, Don Butler, Publisher Hamuniverse.com.







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