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Special services club offering monthly meetings, training classes and general advancement of ham radio in the Northwest.
A place where amateur's can swap and sell item's. of a non commercial nature. Most of the listings are from the Rhode Island Area. Bulletins and VE sessions, and Club meetings are also posted.
Simple Homebrew HAM blog from indonesia
The Traverse Bay Amateur Radio Emergency Communication Group
Download this color US ham radio band-plan in PDF format edited by ARRL
US Amateur Radio Band Plans by ARRL
DMR personal web site. Includes download links for Codeplug for Hytera AR685 PD685G, PD785G, PD785 & X1P with DMR Plus and Brandmeister support with VFO like channels. Repeater maps. In German.
The Society Radio Operators, Chicago Illinois
A blog mainly about my favourite hobby-amateur radio, shortwave listening and radio in its many forms.

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Durable 2-Meter Yagi Antenna: PVC and Window Line Construction, APRS LoRa Weather Station , The CW Flea: Modern Morse Transmitter with Arduino, TxTopper QRP Amplifier, Enhancing Performance with a Cage Dipole for Six Meter Band, AI-Powered Radio Signal Cleanup: Battling QRM in Real Time, Ham Crazy, How AI will affect Ham Radio, Wave talkers: Introduction to AI in Ham Radio, AI Meets Amateur Radio
CQ DX World Map, Baluns and Ferrites Basics, Greencube (IO-117) Guide to Setup, Software and Operation, Baofeng UV5R TRRS Adapter, 2m Slim Jim portable antenna for SOTA, Scan and Showcase Your QSL Cards, DragonOS Focal , Tassie Scanner, LoRA Collinear Antenna, APRS via LoRa
Amateur radio enthusiasts utilize specific frequency bands allocated globally for communication. From Low Frequency (LF) to Very-High Frequencies (VHF), each band has distinct characteristics and propagation conditions. Frequency allocations vary by country and ITU region. Understanding band usage and regulations is crucial for effective communication among ham radio operators worldwide.
Build an Arduino CW Decoder, Enhancing Icom IC-7300 RX Antenna, Understanding Impacts of 75-ohm Devices in 50-ohm Systems, A Compact and Stealthy Field Portable Antenna, Arduino QRP Transceiver: DIY Success on HF Bands, IC705 GoBox: A Portable Windows-Based Solution for All-Digital Modes, Enhancing Frontend Performance with Optimized Band Pass Filters, PR0T Log Online, Yaesu FT-817 Audio Enhancement: Heathkit-inspired Homebrew Project, RF-Quiet Solar PV for Ham Radio
IC-R20 by Icom. Wideband Receiver Professional radioreceiver, allow double receiver, from HF to Microwave, digital recorde, DTCS, Memories and 11 hours countinuous reception.
Antennas/Magnetic Loop
Unveil the secrets of efficient Magnetic Loop Antenna control systems, eliminating the hassle of frequent retuning. With real-time tracking and compatibility with various transceivers, including popular models from Elecraft, ICOM, Kenwood, and Yaesu, this controller ensures seamless frequency adjustment. Explore its high-resolution stepper motor and versatile communication capabilities, revolutionizing amateur radio operation.
Ham Radio/Clubs/North America/USA/New York
Established in 2018, the Long Island CW Club aims to revitalize Morse Code (CW) usage among amateur radio operators. Despite the FCC's removal of CW as a licensing requirement, the club observes a growing interest in learning and mastering the code. Through online video conferencing, the club offers CW training classes catering to various skill levels, fostering a vibrant community of enthusiasts engaged in diverse ham radio activities worldwide.
DX Resources/Clusters
Web DX Cluster provided by QRZCQ web site.
Operating Aids/History
his historical account traces the development of car radios from Marconi's mobile wireless telegraph station on a steam engine vehicle in 1901 to Motorola's iconic car radio models in the 1930s. It highlights key milestones such as Alfred Grebe's radio-telephone experiments on Long Island and the introduction of Marconi-Phone 8 radios by the Daimler Company in England. The narrative explores technological advancements, including the transition from TRF to Super-Heterodyne circuitry and the integration of push-button controls. The evolution from vacuum tubes to transistors and compact discs is also documented, showcasing the continuous innovation in automotive entertainment systems.
DX Resources/Logs
8R7X Guyana 2024 online log provided by clublog
Antennas/Magnetic Loop
Explore two magnetic loop antenna constructions, utilizing a 6-foot and a 12-foot square loop. Accompanied by a detailed description, the 6-foot loop features a built-in stepper motor control circuit, while the 12-foot loop incorporates a separate loop controller. Efficiency, tuning ranges, and the innovative autotuning solution using a microcontroller are discussed, offering insights into overcoming the antenna's narrowband limitations.
Software/Log Converters
FISTS Log Converter simplifies various tasks for amateur radio operators. It aids in tracking FISTS Awards, submitting applications, and creating logs for FISTS Activities in Europe like the Ladder and EuCW Snakes & Ladders. Users can generate callsign checklists and import logs from existing logging programs via ADIF files. Available as freeware, it runs on Windows 2000 and later versions
Software/Morse Code Training
MorsePractice is a Java application originally written by Martin Minow (K6MAM) as an aid to learning Morse code. With morse practice you can select the digits you want the app to be transmitted. Additionally can be selected a random phrase, or random QSO.
Antennas/Masts and mounts
Supporting a telescopic fiberglass antenna pole for ham radio operation. Rather than cumbersome methods like using angle iron or PVC pipes, author employs lightweight tent stakes, toggles, and paracord to secure the pole effectively. With careful knot tying and simple materials, he ensures rapid deployment and stability even in windy conditions, offering a practical solution for outdoor antenna setups.
Antennas/80M
The author reflects on expanding their antenna for 80m coverage during lockdown. They extend the End Fed Half Wave (EFHW) using a Spiderbeam pole and "cheating" by dog-legging across their garden. Despite challenges, they achieve coverage for multiple bands with minimal cost. Practical Wireless features EFHW antennas, including a pre-made 20m EFHW extended for 40m.

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Tromelin FT4TA log online, search log powered by ClubLog
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DX Summit Web Cluster, built up and operated by the members of OH9W OH2AQ Radio Club.
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Easter Island SA001 holiday style dx-pedition from November 23-28, 2014
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Cluster spot filter service and webcluster, receive your filtered spots via email or icq.
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Large JPG dxcc map with ham prefixes and CQ zones
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You can have your persolal DXCC country list with correct beam heading calculated on you grid square location by ok2pbq
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County Hunting Spots in the Web
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Complete listing of upcoming ham radio contests, including rule summaries of this week's contests. You can also subscribe to his email service.
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Official web site of the FT4TA DX Pedition to Tromelin Island, include info, log online, qsl info and blog
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World wide six meters beacon list
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HamScope is a freeware windows multi-mode communications package for amateur radio that supports: PSK31 BPSK and QPSK RTTY ASCII MFSK16 PACKET CW. Support radio control interface for several ICOM, TenTec, Kenwood, and Yaesu transceivers. Compatible with DXbase LOGic 7 RYLogit TRX-Manager YPLOG. By KD5HIO Glen
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PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, MFSK, MT63 and other modes, Log, DXCluster, Rotor, CAT and whatever you dream in a single program
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IP-Sound is a Free application for audio exchange client to client over a TCP/IPv4 network (Lan/Internet). The main purpose for the existence of IP-Sound is to provide low quality audio 8-16kHz, with low latency for use together with remote control software for "ham" radio amateur equipment. IP-Sound is developed by SM5VXC.
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Design your vhf yagi antenna online, a JavaScript enhanced web page that implements the design of an antenna in the VHF, UHF by K7MEM
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Graphic viewer for shortwave broadcasting and programming schedules. Supports viewing schedules in an expanding table and on a 24-hour Gantt chart using the local time and the UTC time display modes. Runs on multiple platforms.
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SkySpy is a software program combining a decoder and a database in order to decode ACARS transmissions, the digital data link between commercial aircraft and ground stations, demod ACARS FAX METEO POCSAG HAM
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Shareware dual channel audio spectrum analyzer for Windows 2000/XP which can provide either a scrolling time-frequency display or a spectrum analyzer scope display in real time for any sound source connected to your sound card
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Superfast analyzer for audio and radio signals
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A digital mode decoding and terminal program that uses no terminal unit, terminal node controller, or multimode hardware. It does all its decoding using the sound card inside the computer, and it can interface with a radio using a COM port. Zakanaka is an extremely cost-effective way of operating PSK31 and RTTY
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Freeware supports BPSK31 QPSK31 PSK63 PSK63F PSK10 PSKFEC31 PSKAM CW CCW THROB 4 bauds THROBX RTTY SITOR-AMTOR-NAVTEX FELD HELL PSK HELL HF FAX SSTV FILTERS
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Photos and comments on building an helical antenna for wifi
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A wire yagi antenna model, easy to build, made using inverted vee elements and requiring just one support by ve3vn
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Cannot find the inductors you need for an antenna, a tuner or amplifier ? Build your own it is easy! Article by W3JIP
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W5GI Mystery Antenna is a multi-band wire antenna that performs exceptionally well even though it confounds antenna modeling software. This antenna covers 80 to 6 meters with low feed point impedance and will work with most radios, with or without an antenna tuner. It is approximately 100 feet long, can handle the legal limit, and is easy and inexpensive to build. It is similar to a G5RV but a much better performer especially on 20 meters.
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Build a space efficient trapped dipole antenna for 40-80-160 meter bands using RG-58 and PVC pipe by W8NX
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Able to cover all frequencies between 3.5 and about 10 MHz, the loop described here is directional, does not require a radial system, and stands just 1.8 metres tall. Most parts needed can be purchased at a hardware shop. The antenna can be put together in an afternoon and requires only hand tools to assemble. It should cost less than sixty dollars to build. by Peter Parker VK3YE ex VK1PK
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Here is a sure fire way to make end-fed halfwave antennas fed with a 50 ohm coupler work - without long radials, grounds, chokes, voodoo.
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Theory and construction of a novel trapless center-loaded off-center-fed (cl-ocf) dipole or windom antenna for the 80, 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10m hf amateur radio (ham) bands
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An Easy Dual-Band VHF/UHF vertical Antenna made with a TV twin lead and coax cable
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Receiving loop antenna for top band. This antenna allow to reduce noise on both bands. The stand alone 80m loop is approximately four feet in diameter. And made of light weight material. Which makes it ideal for portable use or you can mount it above a pre-existing vhf antenna, and due to it's small size it is quite rotatable.
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Listen to police radio communications live
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BC scanning guide include police scanning frequencies in Canada.
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Live streaming audio of Ontario Police Department. Super clean receive and high quality audio supporting up to 300 listeners.
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Sydney, Australia Area Police Scanner Frequencies
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The Radio Reference Database for United States
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This blog is about utility and military monitoring in the HF/VHF/UHF range.
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Radio scanner frequencies for nsw
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One of the best compilations of frequencies in Sydney particularly SW. Include Police, other emergency people, Marine, the entire aircraft list for Sydney, RAAF squadron frequencies, UHF CB frequencies as well as a heap of miscellaneous frequencies like security, shoppin malls etc.
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Military Air scanning and receivers. Choosing the best one
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More then 9000 frequency's about NATO , Police Firebrigades Ambulances Goverment Miletary Navy and Aircrafts.
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Buy old manuals, military radios, kits, receivers online shop
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The manuals in this archive are available to all who enjoy working on and restoring old tube type amateur radio equipment and short wave receivers. Hundreds of boatanchor manuals
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The VTDATA software package is a complete vacuum tube manual on your computer. It has all the information you'd expect in a tube manual. VTDATA's database also includes vacuum tubes of historical interest, such as the early "two digit" types (45, 80, etc.) and hi-fi audio types.
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Photographs of vintage radios and vintage radio parts, morse keyers
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The antique radio page is the best place to start if you want to learn about antique radios. this award-winning site features a huge image gallery with hundreds of antique radios (tube, transistor, and crystal sets), useful articles, reviews of out-of-print radio reference books, and the amazing arp directory where you can search and find antique radios on the web!
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Here you can find Boatanchors on the air.
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Dedicated to the preservation of vintage military radio gear from 1939-1965
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Sams Photofact downloads - Schematics and Service Manuals for Radios, Amplifiers, More
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Schematics and general info like service manuals for philco radios
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Omega Electronics International is the source for Ameritron linear amplifiers as well as other amateur related products and repair service
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Find out what station is broadcasting in what language on what frequency. View schedules by frequency, language or station.
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Regularly update shortwave schedules of all international broadcasters listed by time or frequency; for free.
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Guidelines to groundings.
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English shortwave broadcast schedules homepage for Prime Time Shortwave
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A Flemish association of shortwave listeners
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The latest shortwave broadcast schedules with listings by time, country and frequency plus a DX program guide.
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Family Radio (WYFR) - Oakland California, U.S.A.
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A podcast devoted to long-distance radio reception on the AM broadcast band. AM, or Medium Wave (MW), signals can travel thousands of miles.
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Personal (b)log by a SWL in north Italy
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Free printable template for QSL log reports. Mainly for shortwave listening. Pdf file by Mike Chambers
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This page contains dynamically updated propagation information.
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*One single page* gives you an immediate overview of current shortwave propagation conditions at your location.
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Experimental maps that show real-time VHF propagation derived from analyzing data gathered from the APRS-IS network.
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DX Propagation by DR2W! High resolution SNR maps in pseudo color. Propagation based on the actual sunspot number.
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Current status, prediction, solar weather for the solar cycle 24 by VE3EN
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Exaustive introduction to radio wave propagation, includes a very detailed glossary on common propagation terms, composed by AE4TM.
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Broadcast via WWV and WWVH at 18 and 45 minutes past the hour. This message is updated every 3 hours. Reports current Solar-terrestrial indinces, Solar Flux, A-index, K-Index, forecast for space weather storms. Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Environment Center
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Add Solar-Terrestrial data to your website, by adding a simple html code to your pages by Paul L Herrman
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These pages provide general propagation advice for HF communicators. Information available includes inferred global propagation conditions, real time HF fadeout coverage charts, regional ionospheric vertical MUF maps and Hourly Area Prediction charts for Astralia and Asia, Europe and North America
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Solar data with current solar status, forecast and propagation report
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