It is an undeniable maxim that when a field of study is adopted
by hobbyists, the rate of progress accelerates significantly. Not
many examples are as obvious as with amateur radio (Ham) enthusiasts.
I have had the honor of working with many top-notch engineers and
technicians in my nearly 30 years in electronics, and without a
doubt, a lot of the very best were Hams. That is not to say there
are not any top-notch electrical engineers that do not indulge in
the hobby, there are. The difference is that the Ham radio guys
typically exhibit an enthusiasm that is not so overtly apparent
in the non-Hams. Where the Amateur radio folks typically shine is
when they are in positions that do not normally require a talent
for RF knowledge. Whether that be as a project manager, a mechanical
engineer, or software guy, one more than one occasion I have seen
one of them throw out an idea during a brainstorming session that
saved the moment. My hat is off to them.
Amateur Radio Books
Amateur Radio Resources
Amateur Radio Manufacturers &
Amateur Radio Postage Stamps
Radio & Electronics Restoration
Amateur Radio Hardware / Software
Full amateur radio resource and links to radio electronics, astronomy,
science, math, and much more.
73 Amateur Radio Today | rrsta.com/hth
to Ham Column spanning amateur radio operating tips, technical ideas &
suggestions, computer related tips, shop & shack shortcuts,
troubleshooting techniques, & other related topics helpful to
fellow hams in the pursuit of their hobby.
Air Force MARS | afmars.org
U.S. Air Force
Military Affiliate Radio System. The program consists of licensed
amateur radio operators who are interested in military communications.
Amateur Radio Banner Exchange | cq-cq.com/bp
Amateur radio banner ads exchange.
Amateur Radio Page | lea.hamradio.si/~s57nan/ham_radio
S56AL (ex S57NAN), by Aleksander Stare.
Amateur Radio Pages, United Kingdom | g6dpp.com
G6DPP David's Home pages.
Amateur Radio Research and Development Corporation (AMRAD)
Develop skills and knowledge in radio and
electronic technology, advocate design of experimental equipment
and techniques, promote basic and applied research, organize technical
forums and symposiums, collect and disseminate technical information
and provide repeaters.
Amateur Television Quarterly (ATVQ) | atvquarterly.com
Quarterly publication about amateur television and SSTV with construction
articles, local activity, ATV repeater information, building of
antennas, RF filters, helium balloons and R/C models with ATV and
Amateur Radio World Ring | g6dpp.com/worldring/world_ring.html
Linking radio ham sites from all round the world.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization
and conformity assessment system.
American Radio Relay
League | arrl.org
ARRL - Here's your invitation
to a friendly, high-tech hobby that's got something fun for everyone!
You can become an Amateur Radio operator. People from all walks
of life pass their entry-level exam and earn their Amateur (ham)
Radio license. They all share the diverse world of activities you
can explore with ham radio.
AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corp) | amsat.org
North American branch of the international amateur radio satellite
AntennX | antennex.com
online magazine serving the business of communications throughout
the globe. Ham operators endeavor to make contact with others around
the world & antenneX© provides a central place for everyone
to readily discuss their experiences with problems and/or successes
in this field of radio signals.
Army MARS | asc.army.mil/mars
U.S. Army Military
Affiliate Radio System. The program consists of licensed amateur
radio operators who are interested in military communications on
a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal
Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach | aralb.org
ARALB Manages W6RO Club Station aboard the Ocean Liner Queen Mary
in the Wireless room located on the Sport Deck, Queensway Bay, Long
Beach Harbor, Long Beach, California. The Wireless Room features
a Ten Position Radio Station. Volunteers operate W6RO during three
4 hour "shifts" daily and establish communication all around the
Association of North American Radio Clubs (ANARC)
Federation of North American radio monitoring clubs.
Bill's Ham Radio | hereford.ampr.org
Mil list and online tube manual.
British Amateur Television Club | batc.org.uk
Encourages and co-ordinates the activities of amateurs involved
in all aspects of television as a hobby.
CQ Amateur Radio Magazine | cq-amateur-radio.com
Radio Amateur's Journal - independent magazine devoted to amateur
Do-It-Yourself 2.4ghz Antenna | binarywolf.com/249
Free Do-It-Yourself information.
eHam | eham.net
Ham Radio on the net. Classifieds,
Ham exams, links, tests, event calendars, and much more for the
Electric Radio Magazine | ermag.com
primarily for those who appreciate vintage radio gear and those
who are interested in the history of radio.
F5RDH | f5rdh.com
You will find here some
achievements concerning ham radio activity. The majority of the
these achievements were the subject of a publication in MEGAHERTZ
Magazine, Radio-ref. Magazine or in RadioKit Electronica. All information
necessary to the manufacture of an assembly, CAD files, and the
software are available. Do not hesitate to contact me for further
Felix Meyer HB9ABX | home.datacomm.ch/hb9abx/ham.htm
HAM homebrewing: antennas, filters, cables, digital communications.
FEMA | fema.gov
Federal Emergency Management
G7KPF UK Quick Links | gayne.co.uk/g7kpf
UK Amateur Radio Quick Links.
Ham CAP Propagation Software | dxatlas.com/hamcap
HF propagation prediction tool for Amateur Radio by Alex Shovkoplyas,
Ham CAP provides a COM/OLE Automation interface that
3-rd party programs can use to start Ham CAP, to set prediction
parameters, and to run predictions. In a typical application integrated
with Ham CAP the user will right-click on a call sign, and Ham CAP
will pop up and display the point-to-point propagation chart. Incredible
Hammond Museum of Radio | hammondmuseumofradio.org
The new Museum is now home to hundreds of receivers and transmitters
dating from the spark era up to and including National's first solid
state HRO500. Over the years the Museum has evolved to become one
of North America's premiere wireless museums. Fred Hammond VE3HC.
Ham Radio Classifieds | swap.qth.com
Ham Rad | hamrad.com
Amateur Radio Resource
- links, events, organizations, manufacturers, dealers, and more.
Ham Radio Manuals | hamradiomanuals.com
| Glen Cove, NY
Supplying vintage to modern HAM radio and related
Handi-hams | handiham.org/index.php?menu=1
Amateur Radio & Technology for people with disabilities.
HF-Fax | hffax.de
Rensen presents his site that specializes in worldwide radio facsimile &
SSTV. "The reception of Radio fax, Wefax, Press fax, Photo fax and
amateur SSTV radio stations is a child’s play now. Inexpensive software
such as WXSat and JVComm32 for sound cards, or JVFAX with a simple
converter, connect to a (SSB) radio receiver allows you to receive
facsimile services and SSTV from stations all over the world."
How Ham Radio Works | howstuffworks.com/ham-radio.htm
Howstuffworks.com - Amateur radio is a
worldwide group of people who communicate with each other over a
wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting
International Space Station Reference | spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio
NASA Ham Radio information.
International Telecommunication Union | itu.int/home/index.html
An international organization within the United Nations System where
governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks
IPS Radio & Space Services | ips.gov.au
The Australian Space Weather Agency.
Jim's Crosley Antique Radio Page | crosleyradios.com
Very good collection of Crosley radio photos and a selection of
models for sale. A unique collection of vacuum tube box art.
Jim Tonne (WB6BLD) | tonnesoftware.com
App Notes. A technically-oriented site for engineers, technicians
and radio amateurs.
K9IU Amateur Radio Club | indiana.edu/~k9iu
Indiana University Amateur Radio Club - membership includes students,
faculty and staff of Indiana University, as well as other interested
KK7TV Communications | kk7tv.com
of restored vintage radios.
KW Amateur Radio Club Inc | kwarc.org
Amateur Radio Club.
Longwave Club of America | anarc.org/lwca
Promotes both DXing & experimenting on frequencies below 550
kHz & activity on the 1750 meter band.
Mods.dk | mods.dk
Tips, tricks, and modifications
of HAM rigs, HAM modems, etc; modifications of many types of HAM
radios, microphones, power supplies, modems etc. You can find how
to modify a radio to receive and transmit out of range, you can
find how to modify a radio to use high speed packet modems, and
how to modify the radio/modem to get better performance.
Morse Code Tutorial | 1728.org/morstest.htm
A neat online tutorial and interactive code test - by 1728 Software
Morse Telegraph Club | morsetelegraphclub.org
International non-profit organization dedicated to the perpetuation
of the knowledge and traditions of telegraphy and American Morse
Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club | packratvhf.com
The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club is dedicated to serving the VHF / UHF/
Microwave Amateur Radio community as well as enhancing the state
of the art for 50 MHz and above operation.
NØHR | n0hr.com
Software tools for ham radio
(propagation, PDA apps), a DXpedition map, links and articles.
National Association for Amateur Radio | arrl.org
ARRL - Exams, clubs, hamfests, addresses, operating activities,
Navy-Marine Corps MARS | navymars.org
Navy Military Affiliate Radio System, proudly serving the U.S. Navy,
U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard.
Nevada Radio in the UK | nevada.co.uk
of amateur radio, scanners, pmr, digital and shortwave equipment
Nuts & Volts Magazine | nutsvolts.com
Published monthly for the hands-on electronics hobbyist. Our magazine
covers the fields of analog and digital circuit projects, relevant
and emerging technologies, fundamentals, and thought inspiring features
on lasers, data security, supercomputing, near space experiments,
micro controllers and more.
Ole Virginia Hams | w4ovh.net
"The Ole Virginia
Hams is a non-profit Amateur Radio club organized for the educational &
scientific study of electronics & communication, and to provide
amateur radio communication services for the public."
Practical Wireless | pwpublishing.ltd.uk
Britain's best selling amateur radio magazine.
Project OSCAR | projectoscar.net
OSCAR started in 1960 and was responsible for the construction of
the first Amateur Radio Satellite OSCAR-1, that was successfully
launched from Vandenberg AFB in California. OSCAR-1 orbited the
earth for 22 days, transmitting the "HI" greeting you see in Morse
Code above. Our mission is "To initiate and support activities that
promote the Satellite Amateur Radio Hobby". Our primary goal is
to reach out and provide logistical support, training and in some
cases equipment to amateur radio associations, schools and the public
PSK31 | aintel.bi.ehu.es/psk31.html
G3PLX's implementation reference software.
QRP Amateur Radio Club International | qrparci.org
Members are from countries as far apart as USA, Russia, UK, Japan,
Holland, Australia and many, many more; a truly international organisation
featuring news, links, technical information, and more.
QRZ | qrz.com/mods
Amateur radio shareware
QTH | qth.com
Low cost web site hosting and
classified swap ads for ham radio, amateur radio and others.
Radio Amateur Satellite Corp (AMSAT) | amsat.org
North American branch of the international amateur radio satellite
Radio & Electronics School | radioelectronicschool.com
This place has an incredible collection of useful items that includes
video and audio lessons, calculators and articles. Founded in 1998
by Ron Bertrand VK2DQ/4. The Radio and Electronics School is a non
profit organisation run by a dedicated group of volunteers from
the states of Australia.
Radio Reference | radioreference.com
communications reference website, featuring a complete frequency
database, trunked radio system information, FCC License assignments
and callsign maps, 10-Code Lists, agency maps, files, downloads,
links, and detailed agency information for most public safety, military,
and local government communications.
Radio Society of Great Britain | rsgb.org
UK's internationally recognised national society for all radio amateurs.
Radio User | radiouser.co.uk
and articles on civilian & military airbands, scanning, reviews,
maritime matters, news, trading post.
RigPix Database | rigpix.com
Source of information
and pictures of radios, accessories and more.
Robert F. Heytow Memorial Radio Club - K9YA
Publisher of the K9YA Telegraph — a FREE general interest
ham radio newsletter.
San Bernardino Microwave Society | ham-radio.com/sbms
A non-profit technical organization dedicated to the
advancement of communications above 1000 MC.
SuitSat Transmissions | aj3u.com/blog
of status reports and audio recordings from Amateur Radio Operators
around the world.
TAPR (Tucson Amateur Packet Radio) | tapr.org
The DXZone.com | dxzone.com
Very Early Yaesu Musen Co | alphalink.com.au/~gfs/yaesu/Yaesu1.htm
Amateur Radio Equipment in Australia.
Vintage Radio & Test Equipment | jvgavila.com
EB5AGV / EC5AAU personal amateur radio website.
W5YI | w5yi.org
Assists applicants in obtaining
the various FCC-issued Amateur and Commercial Radio Operator licenses.
W6ELProp | qsl.net/w6elprop
software distribution site.
WA3KEY | wa3key.com/collins.html
Collins Radio Museum.
WB6VUB | mpicomputers.com/ham
Web Page" with extensive website links. All software now listed
here on the separate Tonne Software website - very nice!
WorldRadio Online | worldradiomagazine.com
Club, contest & Hamfest listings, books, references, software,
videos, antennas, 24hour watches.