Hi, and welcome to WB3DGR, The Camp Shohola Amateur Radio Club Home Page on the World Wide Web.

One of the six operating positions at WB3DGR.

WB3DGR is the first and oldest Amateur Radio Club licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to a summer camp.

We operate all HF bands from 160 to 10 meters. On VHF and UHF we are on six, two and 440. Modes are CW, all digital modes, Phone and ATV. We are able to run 1kw but usually run 20 to 500 watts on HF.

More than 200 boys have been licensed at Camp Shohola since 1972, some of them advancing to Extra Class. K3IS went all the way to extra class in less than one year and was featured in QST and was 11 years old at the time. N3HR is running his own telecommunications business.

After more than a quarter century of shortwave radio communication we continue to operate a modern and professional amateur radio station. We have six operating positions in our "shack" high in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. The antenna farm consists of 3 beams, 3 verticals, 3 dipoles, 2 inverted "V"s and a log periodic.

A number of alumni have been featured in "Ham" magazines over the years including N3HR, WA3HWY, K3IS and WA3GQV.

Jon Mitchell,KD3FG, visited in July and donated two transceivers to our station. You can read more information by clicking on his callsign.

Our E-Mail address is WB3DGR@campshohola.com
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Camp Shohola was one of the first Summer Camps to have a home page on the World Wide Web.

Our first home page, created in April of 1993 on Tom Gibson's account at York College, was strictly text based with all HTML keyed in manually. We added graphic capabilities in March of 1994 when our first camp account was established with KIAS, a Mom and Pop server with a 56K line to the internet. Unfortunately they went bankrupt in July of 1996 and we had to scramble to find an alternate site. With the new server we were able to add .midi and .wav audio file to our web site. We have also recently added some java script and cgi/pearl script to some of the sub pages. The main page is designed to load fast and is fully compatible with all browsers. We have received three awards and many compliments on our web site design. We also registered www.shohola.com with InterNIC to avoid any future problems associated with a change of address. In addition we have recently registered www.campshohola.com, as an additional link to our pages.

Each summer we double the amount of E-Mail in and out of camp. In the summer of 2001 we handled more than 16,000 E-Mail. Here are the actual numbers.

1988 -     1 message, the first e-mail ever received at Camp Shohola for Boys, for Tom)
1989 -     3 messages (all to tgibson at his York College account using Tom's computer)
1990 -     7 messages (all to tgibson at his York College account using Tom's computer)
1991 -    18 messages (all to tgibson at his York College account using Tom's computer)
1992 -    33 messages (all to tgibson at his York College account using Tom's computer)
1993 -    68 messages (including the first e-mail for Kit Barger,using Tom's computer)
             (This was the first years we had a web page for Camp)
              http://goose.ycp.edu/~tgibson/camp
1994 -   133 messages, e-mail starts coming in to shohola@yrkpa.kias.com still on Tom's Comp.
             Read about it in the first online 'ARGUS' at http://www.shohola.com/augus94.txt
1995 -   257 messages, e-mail starts coming in to campers and we get our 1st camp computer.
1996 -   552 messages, e-mail is becoming a chore and taking time from other activities.
             (KIAS went bankrupt and we moved our mail server to shohola@ptd.net)
1997 -  1267 messages, e-mail is now handled in the computer room by CommTech staff 28K modem.
             (we add mail forwarding as anyname@shohola.com)
1998 -  2224 messages, e-mail printing and distribution is streamlined, using 3 computers.56K.
1999 -  4270 messages, e-mail is now printed on a laser printer, 5 computers & local access.
2000 -  8715 messages, the e-mail computer network is installed, 8 computers & local access.
2001 - 16373 messages, the e-mail computer network is expanded, 11 computers & 386k DSL access.
             (We now average one e-mail per day for every person at camp, Kit gets 40 per day.)
2002 - ????? Ugggghhh

Our connection to the net is now on a multiple T5 line (VERY FAST), with dual redundancy, off site backup, and unlimited access by way of FTP and telnet. See if any of you can discover where our server is actually located?


On October 5, 2000 we received the Golden Web Award for our web site design.

Our Golden Web Award received on October 5, 2000


Argus Archives

1994

1995

1996

1997

1999

July, 2000

August, 2000

July, 2001

August, 2001

Thanks for stopping by and visiting our web site.

73

Tom Gibson, WA3HWY