Who we are

This is the website of ham radio operator AD6DM, based in the United States. Our website address is: https://ad6dm.net.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site utilizes WordPress analytics to provide statistics on visitors, including referrers, IP geolocation, click path, unique visitors, time spent, and other analytics data points.

Who we share your data with

Data stored in this site is not sold or explicitly shared with third parties by the site owner, however we cannot speak to the amount of data sharing that is performed by WordPress or other analytics firms that are embedded by their frameworks. Comments and offered content might be scraped by third party bots or referenced by other sites. Assume any offered or entered data, including analytics data mentioned above, is accessible by third-parties..

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. We cannot control or provide data that has been sent to analytics firms by WordPress’s framework/platform.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service; the data (including analytics data) may be retained by the spam detection service and is outside of our control.

Contact information

If you have any questions, please contact the site owner via the CQ (Contact Me) page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site utilizes site security and encryption in transit by use of SSL/TLS. If you are visiting this site via http (unencrypted) please note you may be visiting a spoofed site. This site enforces use of HTTPS only.

Data stored in this site is in a password-protected database, but the data itself is not encrypted. No expectation of data encryption at-rest security should be made.

What decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We make efforts to review and moderate comments, as well as periodically monitor logs for potentially malicious activity. In the moderation of comments, we may take measures to report apparent spam. Moreover, commenters and posters who exhibit disrespectful, unprofessional, or otherwise undesirable activity or speech are subject to removal from this site, with possible reporting, and IP blacklisting.


Your use of this site constitutes agreement to these terms, and content administration is at the sole discretion of the site owners and moderators.