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John SouvaWelcome to the Souva home page. Here you will find all sorts links that consist of my Souva genealogy page, Amateur Radio (Ham) information and lots of computer security links.


The picture to the right is John Souva and couple shown below are Fredrick and Laura Souva. I have been researching this "John Souva" for many years with limited success. John shows up in the 1910 US Census, but is not in the 1930 US Census. I believe he is buried somewhere in Jefferson County of Northern, NY. John's brother, Joseph Souva, is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Watertown, NY.

My recent research has been focused on the Jennings family tree. With the help of several people who contacted me via my family tree web site, I have been able to put together lots of new information. My good friend Sue also contributed with information that I didn't have and helped fill in some gaps. Thanks Sue!

Amateur Radio

As we near the end of sunspot cycle 24, I am now working more of the lower frequency bands from 160 - 30 meters. My newest addition to the antenna farm is a 30 meter delta loop. This loop sits between the tower and my giant White Pine tree. The delta loop is a homebrew antenna that uses a chunk of RG-6 75 ohm coax for the matching section. The other antennas include a fan dipole for 160 and 80 meters. This antenna uses Balun Designs 1:1 balun and a homebrew coax wound RF choke (on a 4" PVC pipe) that allows me to use my RF amplifier on 160 meters. I have three antennas sitting at the top of the TX-455 tower. These antennas include a Tennadyne T-6 log periodic at 56 feet, a 40 meter Cushcraft D-40 rotatable dipole at 62 feet, and a Cushcraft 13B2 beam (for 2 meters) at 66 feet.


In my spare time, I help friends and family with their technical issues. Every now and then I also get to write some code or just plain relax and reverse a binary to see if I can crack it. I also write utility applications with Python and C++. My most recent project was a Python script to convert alumni graduate files so that File Maker Pro could import the data into a database.

Computer Security

Fred and Laura Souva

Since I work at a cyber security company, I am always thinking about how things are hacked. At any time of the day, you can find a new vulnerability for an operating system, application, or server for practically anything you can think of. The only secure box is the one you don't turn on!

One of my favorite community projects is helping family and friends with their computer and technical issues. This is my way of giving back to the community while saving them a lot of money. As you can imagine, there are plenty of good people who need a helping hand with their PCs, Tablets, Phones, TVs, Networks, etc.


As you can see, I have finally updated my web site to something newer and more consistent with the current uses of CSS Technology. My goal was to present the information with a bit more style and make sure all of the pages looked alike. The actual Family Tree page is now using the open source application, webtrees.