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This section is devoted to Links- Good for new hams and the Old Timers

Of interest to our friends: Please note that many of our nets are hosted on an Echolink server.
What most of us do not realize is the cost behind providing this service.
Check this page for info on the cost of providing this service.

Like to know the history of ham radio? You can Google "History of ham radio".
or you can download a docx file Here or a PDF file Here with links to various articles.

Wikipedia has a good overall coverage of Ham Radio Here.

And this page has a good set of links to various subjects about ham radio.

Joe KC7GHT links us to CQ100. Check his QRZ page for interesting information and great links.
He also does some interesting photography on his Jeep tours done by drones.

Check his info on Skype and how it is used for Ham Radio.

http://webpages.charter.net/ljculver/ by KK4SHH has a cornucopia of links
This site has been shut down by the host. Until Larry gets a new host,
you can view the site here

OVER 500 AMATEUR RADIO WEB SITES All ham radio links! Nothing but amateur radio web sites! The largest ad-free ham linking site on the web.

E-ham.net Good Links and starter info for new hams.

And here is another one with good links

The ARRL site has a nice list also of the top 10 links

Dummies.com is not to be left out of the mix: 10 HANDY HAM RADIO WEBSITES

And possibly the biggest list but well organized by subject is the DXZone

And yet another extensive one Here

Here is an interesting one that has links to Free manuals

If you might have an interest in CW check out this site and one of their interesting pages here

Interested in history? Google "Old Ham Radio". The Wikipedia has this subject "Vintage amateur radio" and this site COLLECTING OLD HAM RADIO TRANSCEIVERS shows a lot of old equipment.


A nice repeater list

Satellite Info

More satellite info Here and Here

Ham News

Ham-Nation and a net after Hamnation Here


Find a repeater



Allstar More info about Allstar, Starlink and Echolink Here

This site has help getting Allstar working

The Micro-Node is a place to get a ready made radio for IRLP or parts to make your own

Winlink, also known as the Winlink 2000 Network, is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio frequencies to provide radio interconnection services that include email with attachments, position reporting, weather bulletins, emergency relief communications, and message relay.

SailMail is radio based e-mail system designed for yacht owners operating beyond line-of-sight radio links to the internet. Much of its underlying technology is built upon the Winlink software originally developed by amateur radio enthusiasts. Operation on SailMail network frequencies requires a license for the Marine Radiotelephone Service.

The Amateur Radio Newsline can be found Here

NARRI on Echolink. This page shows the Western Reflector channels and what they do.

Echolink conference server information Here

Here is an interesting page with links to lots of training videos

Emergency preparedness from a Counterintelligence Agent has a ton of good information. Heading is "How to communicate when the world goes silent". Sub headings: CB radio for emergency comms, How good are satellite phones in an emergency?, GMRS/FRS/MURS radios, Amateur radio (ham radio): the best emergency communication system (with common frequencies used in emergencies), Using stealth to operate an amateur radio, The Foxhole Radio, Crystal Radios, Homemade AM transmitter, and lastly The spark-gap transmitter.


html http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search By location or division



http://tomsmerk.com/radio has a lot of info for new hams- these titles:
How to get your amateur radio license and become a “ham”; I just obtained my Ham Radio License – Now What?; How to get started with Ham Radio; Top Ten Rules for Being a Good Amateur Radio Operator; Upgrading to Amateur Radio from Other Radio Services; Ham Radio Training for Responders and Groups; Guide to Joining a Net for New Hams; Guide to Using Repeaters for New Hams; What to put in your Go Kit; Digital Mode Primer; What kind of ham are you?; Comic books to introduce people to ham radio – Good idea!

http://www.n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/hf.htm Pacific Northwest area

http://www.nevadahamradio.com/ Some Nevada news and has Nevada repeater lists. Look in the "More" tab.

Islands On The Air and IOTA at DXZone

NAQCC (North America QRP CW Club) at: www.naqcc.info

(U.S. Islands Award Program) at: www.usislands.org/

VEFF - Canada Flora & Fauna at: www.qsl.net/va3rj/veff_about.html

VEFF Yahoo! Group at: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/VEFF/WCA

(World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: www.wwff.co/ WLOTA

All about Castles at http://www.cotapa.org/ and http://wcagroup.org/

WLA (World Lakes Award) at: www.worldlakes.info

(World Lighthouse On The Air at: www.wlota.com/ has an award for expeditions to special lighthouses on remote islands.

Here (Hamuniverse.com) is a great site with lots of good stuff for hams.

Currently there are three popular VoIP packages used by Ham Radio operators, IRLP, ILink and EchoLink.
CQiNet is a family of programs that combine Ham Radio with the Internet using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology.
Two programs are currently in the family, "theBridge" and echoLinux. You can find all about this Here

Then there is a new group for Amateur Radio Emergency Response Teams Here

Cathy N7HVN is getting the Girl Scouts involved. Check this page for info about the girls getting a radio badge.
This is the checklist for the girls getting their badge.
Here are some more links about scouting & radio.

http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-and-scouting about JOTA

Here's an interesting fact about Weblos: There is no such scout as a Webelo. WEBELOS stands for "We Be Loyal Scouts". Without the S the boys are not scouts! This is the only Cub Scout advancement item which transitions to the Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or Venturing uniform.

While you are at it- check the ARRL page for the latest news.

And also check our nets page for more links.

Here is an article about the future of ham radio that was emailed to me & I found it worth sharing.

Here are a lot of links I found about Allstar.

Interested in flying aircraft? Check this link.

G3ZHI has a lot of european links on this page.

KB0H Gary Hoffman is a "writer". Check his QRZ page, then go to his web site for some interesting humor. Check the links at the bottom.

Teamspeak is another way some hams communicate.

Patents Of Interest to Amateur Radio Operators

Lone Star DX Association link page has a tremendous list of links.

Ham radio around the world a PDf has info on operating in other countries. We covered this on the net on 6/18/18.

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