OZZIE'S WEB PAGE
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Ozzie's Idea To Give "The Space Coast"
(the Count Down Capitol of the World)
Area Code "321" Is A GO!!!
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Area Code" article. Area Code 321 has even been the subject of an
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teleconferences the First Official
Phone Call to "launch" Area Code 321 by calling the Kennedy Space Center.
Ozzie is the bearded
fellow in the first row
Hi there. I'm Ozzie, a telecommunications
hobbyist, and space enthusiast.
Ham radio and outer space are two driving interests in my life just now.
Look at the hyper links below, and you'll see how much they are linked
together these days! Actually, I call myself a Space Ranger these days,
since I'm now in my 60's and a little old to be a Space Cadet.
Some head-hunters have been looking for my resume, and I've
reccommending my Hurricane Andrew Report to some
people to read lately, so I've added the links here so they can find them
My current "claim to fame" is having come up with the idea that the Area Code of Space Coast of
Florida (the Countdown Capitol of the World) should be 321. Oh sure, it makes sense once it's been
pointed out, but it took me to point it out. What can I point out to others? To you, and your
company? As a result, I'm hanging out a "consulting shingle" to provide my kind of "non-linear
thinking" to consulting clients. Please visit my web site at
Well. I used to work as a "headset jockey" on the other end
of the Toll Free number at
The Palm Store, which led to my becoming head of the Central Florida Palm Users Group (CFPUG) for 2 years. Both are pretty much defunct now.
Students of The Florida Space Institute, Course EGN-2930 Space Science &
Technology, pose behind the Space Shuttle Columbia in the Vehicle
Assmebly Building. (Yes, I'm in there. And that's not white hair;
I live in Florida, so it's sunbleached!)
Ozzie's Space Stuff
Frequently Asked Questions
Click this to go to the page which is my pride, and joy (and gets updated
much more often than this one). In it, I answer questions about
when, and where to view launches of Space Shuttles from the Kennedy
Space Center, and unmanned rockets from the Cape Canaveral Air Station. It
is a service of SpaceLaunchInfo.Com.
You can get information on
Launch Holds & Scrubs at the Canaveral Spaceport sent to your cell phone via text messaging.
You can view satellites travel above your home! Click here to see
are visible from your back yard.
Ozzie's favorite source for launch schedules is the
SpaceFlight Now Launch
A Brief Explanation:
This page is really my own personal set of "bookmarks". I need to
borrow resources needed to access the account on my Internet
Provider (this means I use someone elses computer and/or phone
line to get to The Web), and since I can't "clutter up" someone else's
web browser with my bookmarks, I use this as my bookmark page.
If you like, you can send me an e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think of it, and whether
any of it is wrong, or needs to be changed. And keep in mind, I'm
not only learning as I go along, I'm making it up as I go along,
too! Come along with me, and don't forget to SHARE THE
Ozzie's "Web Pages Of Interest" (to him, anyway)
- Ozzie's Space
The really Techno-geeky stuff on outer space comes out of the
Though you still have to be able to find
Keplerian elements, or
"keps" that are the mathematical variables that allow computer programs
calculate when satellites
are visible over your location.
You know, I once had my own Space Suit. I kept the
space suit liner for a few more years.
Ozzie N4SCY works the High Frequency bands with
Sue KF4QMM logging stations contacted during Field Day 1997 - Photo
by Jo KE4AEB
is the national ham radio Home Page of the American Radio Relay League
QRZ Ham Radio Callsign
Database is here. Don't forget the
Radio Club! And in case you need to know, here's the
International Standard Phonetic Alphabet. You'd be surprised how handy
it is to know this!
- Hurricane Andrew
Report, from the time I led a 10 person crew from Pinellas County
into Homestead FL to operate ham radios after Huricane Andrew.
- Brevard County
- Emergency Communications Frequencies.
- Incident Command Training, ICS-100
- NAVTEX is
Navigation Text messages sent by Radio Teletype.
- Once a year, you need
Field Day Software
- Packet Radio
(the TAPR Home Page), the data communications service of ham radio (and
the reason I got my ham radio license).
Computer To Radio Pinouts for cable
connections are here. I've also been published in the
ARRL 12th Digital
Communications Conference Proceedings 1993.
- Green Bay Professional Packet Radio links
- Anderson Power Poles are the new power connector standard.
Amateur Automatic Packet Reporting System for position reporting by receiving
location strings emitted by a GPS
receiver, and sending the information over Packet Radio, the data communications service of
amateur radio. You can
APRS software and the latest maps. In fact you can even
see where I live.
Click here for
Windows version of APRS which can be found at
ftp://ftp.tapr.org/aprssig/winstuff/WinAPRS/. Don't forget to pick up
Maps of Florida Counties
(very big and very
TAPR, the Tucson Amateur Packet Radio organization sets Packet Radio network
- Sound Card TNC Stuff
- FindU.Com CGI Info
- The Hamshack Hack, a complete Knoppix Linux ISO CD-ROM image, suitable for burning on your own CD-ROM (at your own risk, of course). You can boot from the CD-ROM, and runn Linux without doing away with your Windows system.
- The Missing Q Signals In a telegraph based hobby (like Ham Radio), Q Signals send complete phrases in three characters starting with "Q".
PacComm Packet Radio Systems
a major manufacurer of APRS compatible Packet Radio equipment. On-Line Command and Function
TNC Commands is a useful link.
Kantronics also makes packet
- Telephone Exchange location, enter Area Code & Exchange to find location.
- PhoneSpelling.Org, What does your phone number spell?
- US Short code WhoIs, for SMS (Short Message System or Text Message) Short Codes.
- Electronic Commerce: EDI, or Electronic Data
allows the transfer of business information that would have flowed in the
form of Invoices, and Purchase Orders, to travel as "electronic
documents" in machine readable form at the speed of light.
DISA, the Data Interchange Standards
Association, is a good place to start. This stuff is international in
scope, so be sure to check out the
EDIFACT information as well.. You can also read my roommate
Cheshire's views on
E-Commerce, which calls for
strong encryption before E-Commerce can be taken seriously.
- ITU, the International
Union is a United Nations specialized
agency, which handles international communications treaties and standards.
Inmarsat started life as the International
Maritime Satellite Organization as an offshoot of the
IMO, the International Maritime
Orgaznization. It has been privatized. A "users group" has ben formed called the
Mobile Satillite Users Association.
Audio Reading Service for the blind. A service of
(the service can be found on
the Second Audio Program (SAP)
of Channel 24 in Orlando - hit your "zapper menu" untill the stereo
choices come up.
90.7 FM, Public Radio in Orlando FL. I answer phones during
pledge drives, because I love NPR,
National Public Radio.
Broadcasting (WMFE) home page,
- 2600 Magazine,
Home of "The Hacker's Quarterly" web page. One of their writers is The Cheshire
Catalyst. You can even look up 2600's mascot,
with his own Web Page. (While I'm at it, here's a
Guide Dog FAQ).
Here's a link to
- Discovery Channel
Science News Page. Well, how about their
History of Hacking pages? (I know three of these people personally)
- The WorldCon, The World
Science Fiction Convention can be found by following this link. If I can
afford to go, you might find me there as well.
- Funny Songs: Tom
Lehrer (a quick bio,
lyrics with references, and
The Capitol Steps,
Tom Smith (a filker with
humorous song references.
- Interesting Webcams: See some interesting places, and the status of coffee pots.
Yet More, and
- Ozzie's Ego: My Resume is available for viewing. There's a
Report, from the time I led a 10 person crew from Pinellas County
into Homestead FL to operate ham radios after Huricane Andrew. As a
result, I published a paper for the
ARRL 12th Digital
Communications Conference Proceedings 1993. A "FilkSong Book" has
been published on the Web with my song
Harlie Played One in it. (Threre are also
- My friend Mary Myers has a micellanious web page at WhoZwhatsIt.Com.
- My beard has been reviewed! However, it's from my 1975 Space Suit Photo (see the ToDonnaLoveBob Page).
HTML Icons. This is an incredible page - if you're into HTML as a
- HTML Characters and their associated numbers
- HTML Character Codes & Names (#)
- Slide Show Wizard", create a slide show from a directory of images.
- Signs & Symbols - Transportation
- Signs & Symbols - Labels
- Safety Labels w/Symbols
- Geo Codes, Geographic Names and Lat/Longs.
- Soccer: The world's football game.
Here's the home page of
Army, the un-official fan club of US Soccer.
you know I'm originally from
Rochester NY? -->
: I was working
for a company that provided "suplimental communications" (cellular pay
mounted on trailers) at NASCAR events.
Interesting links include: Go
You can also hear some red-neck good-ole boys talkan 'bout
NASCAR at Jon Boy & Billy's
Weekly NASCAR Show.
Here's a list of good sites (thanks to the folks at
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for the Nabisco Cup instead?
Cookies aren't addictive either!
(This joke went stale after Winston
no longer sponsered the Cup)
You'd think that if a company was going to show off how "Internet Savy"
they were, they'd know how to fix up the "Web-Cam" photo so that the
artwork on the back of the shirt didn't get washed out. Here, UPS
(the official express delivery company of NASCAR) wirelessly links their
exhibit on the south lawn of Daytona International Speedway.
I had to go back to get this taken, when their
first attempt got me
at the wrong moment. I had walked over to the Embry-Riddle library, and
got their photo half an hour after it was taken. (Impressive delivery,
lousy execution of a great concept IMHO).
- Scanner Frequencies:
- Ozzie's Alta Vista
page. Ozzie really likes the Alta Vista search engine, but
sometimes accesses it from the Lynx non-graphic web browser. Ozzie's Alta Vista page is his answer to the
- Who is DaddyOzz? A link to DaddyOzz's home Page. (For the ladies looking to send him free e-mail)
- Sign Maker, when you need to generate
highway signs for graphics.
- Credits and Gratitude, a web
thank those who have assisted in providing me web sites to "tag" to
some of my information, or who have been very helpful in providing me
assistance. There`s also a list of places
I've accessed the Internet from.
Cool HTML 4 Web Pages by David Taylor. An earlier version of this book
is how I learned to create web pages one weekend. By Monday morning,
my first Home Page had been hacked out using WordStar in non-document
My Political Agenda
Soccer Has Reached America!
Let's play the world's game with the rest of the world.
In my identity as a mild-mannered gas cylinder
tester for a small obscure Space Shuttle subcontractor (I don't work
there any more), I was a Volunteer at the
Orlando venue of World Cup USA 94, the world's most prestegious soccer tournament.
I'm a computer geek, not a sports jock, but I support socccer as a game
rest of the world loves, that America is just getting into. It is also a
something that we Americans are joning the rest of the world in, and not something we're trying to shove down the world's throat (like we usually do)! I
like that. ;-)>
What? You haven't figured out why I consider International Sports to be
political in nature?
e-mail me at email@example.com, and I'll be happy to discuss it.
Dates on my
web pages are in the date/time format of
Besides being an international standard, it is in computer sortable order.
Only a real computer geek like Ozzie would bother to point this
This web page is Copyright 1996-2011, Robert
Osband. His resume is available for viewing.
Any trademarks used are the property of the respective trademark
holder (though I personally don't respect any trademark holder
that holds me to putting in a disclaimer this ridiculous).
This page is
Enhanced and proud of it.
While this page will be perfectly viewable on
Microsoft Internet Expletive,
it will also be readable on
the non-graphic web browser for people using text-only terminals in
Public Libraries, terminals with speech synthisizers for the blind, and
users accessing the web via Telnet.
The Web Access Symbol means this
page is enhanced for people with
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