Amateur Radio

Revised 2019-11-11

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  1. History Behind (W)2XQ Call
  2. IARUWant to get your amateur radio license? Start by reading…
    1. Licenses are issued by governments. Rules and regulations and tests differ. Your national amateur radio organization is the best place to start the process. Information on the process for applying for a license, acquiring study materials, where to take the license examination, where to find local radio clubs (to find mentors and…) and more should be available. The IARU is an international umbrella organization for all national amateur radio associations; find your country's organization.
    2. International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
      1. Australia: Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA)
      2. RACCanada: Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC)
      3. Japan: Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) New
      4. Korea: Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) New
      5. Switzerland: Union of Swiss Shortwave Amateurs
      6. South Africa: South African Radio League (SARL)
      7. United Kingdom: Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
      8. Member since 1975USA: American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
        1. US Amateur Radio Bands (also see the worldwide table on the FCC site)
        2. Code Practice Files (CW will never die…)
        3. ARES vs RACES FAQ (Two Flavors of Amateur Radio Emergency Operation)
        4. Southern New Jersey (SNJ) Section
        5. USA & Canadian Frequency Coordinators
  3. AE4TM Science and Photography Web Site
  4. Antennas
    1. Beverage
    2. Chameleon Antenna (portable & loop ant's)
    3. The Classic Multiband Dipole pdf
      Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST, March 2004
    4. HF Antennas 101 pdf
      Van Field, W2OQI, QST, September 2004
  5. APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System)
    1. APRS Direct
    2. Google Maps
  6. Azimuth Map (NS6T)
  7. Beaches on the Air (BOTA)
  8. Call Sign Lookups
    1. Government Agencies New
      1. Australia: Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
      2. Canada: Spectrum Management and Telecommunications
      3. Republic of South Africa (RSA): South African Radio League (SARL)
      4. USA: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    2. HamCall
    3. HamData
    4. HamQTH
    5. QRZ
  9. Call Sign History
    1. History of Call Signs, including Vanity pdf
    2. An Overview of Amateur Call Signs—Past and Present (QST May 1994) pdf
    3. Research Old Amateur Radio Calls
      1. Amateur Radio Call Books
      2. How to Find Old Amateur Radio Call Signs
      3. Internet Archive Search: subject:"callbook"
      4. Old Amateur Radio Callbooks Available
  10. SJRAClubs
    1. K2AA. South Jersey Radio Association
    2. K6KPH. Marine Radio Historical Association
  11. Digital
    1. Modes
      1. AllStar
        1. AllstarLink (old website)
        2. Asterisk Allstar…
        3. East Coast Reflector Tech & Swap-Shop Net New
      2. AMBE
        1. XRF Reflectors Lovers Club
      3. D-Star
        1. Colorado HD Hotspot Discussion Net
        2. D-STAR Info New
          1. D-STAR Nets New
        3. D-STAR101 New
        4. D-STARusers New
        5. Reflector 20 D-STAR Dashboard New
        6. Register with the D-STAR gateway New
      4. DMR Updated
        — The DMR material is sufficiently large in size to warrent its own page.
        New to DMR? Read this first. In my opinion, it is a masterful resource.
      5. FT8
        1. FT8 Operating Guide pdf by Gary Hinson, ZL2IFB New
      6. P25
        1. Colorado HD Hotspot Discussion Net
        2. How to program Motorola APX™ Series P25 Two-Way Radios for use with the OpenSPOT 2 pdf New
        3. P25 Reflectors New
        4. P25 Reflector List New
        5. Project 25 Technology Interest Group
        6. XLX Multiproticol Gateway Reflector
    2. Reflectors
      1. REF, XRF, DCS, XLX: what’s the difference?
      2. X Reflector Directory
    3. Resources (multiple modes)
      1. N5AMD's Digital Voice Resource
      2. W2SJW's Digital Radio Sounds New
  12. DXheat|DXcluster
  13. DXwatch
  14. EchoLink
    1. History of the Ham Radio Callsign
  16. East Coast Reflector | WB2JPQ (Allstar, Echolink, tech net…)
  17. Equipment
    1. Aerial-51
    2. QRP Labs
    3. SignalStuff
    4. XIEGU X5105 | Radioddity
    5. The complete review of XIEGU X5105
  18. FCC Part 97 Rules & Regulations
  19. Ham Radio School (get your license)
  20. IRLP | Internet Relay Linking Project
  21. K0BG (mobile ops)
  22. KD4SAI's Antenna Calculator
  23. Learn CW Online
  24. Library
    1. The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
      A Complete, Authentic and Informative Work on Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony (1922)
  25. Lightning
    1. IEEE: How to Protect… pdf
    2. Lightning Protection for the Amateur Radio Station – Parts 1, 2 and 3 pdf
      Ron Block, KB2UYT, QST, June-August 2002
  26. Morse Code (translator, trainer, more... fun)
  27. ND6T's Simple and Easy Projects New
  28. NG3K Amateur Radio Contest/DX Page
  29. OH8STN Digital Radio & Off Grid Power (Raspberry Pi uses)
  30. Peanut by PA7LIM
    1. Dashboard
    2. zRooms
    3. WebRadio
  31. Propagation Predictions
    1. ITURHFProp – Propagation Predictions
    2. Propagation (ARRL)
    3. Proppy (also see "About" for help)
    4. VHF Propagation Map
    5. VOACAP Quick Guide
      1. VOACAP Online HF Predictions (Amateur Radio)
  32. QSL Cards, Old (by W8JYZ)
    1. History of Call Signs, including Vanity pdf
  33. Reddit
    1. Amateur Radio
      1. Wiki
    2. Ham Radio
  34. Repeaters, Burlington & surrounding NJ counties (VHF/UHF et al)
    1. Coordinating Councils
      1. Area Repeater Coordination Council (ARCC) (sNJ, ePA)
      2. MetroCor–Metropolitan Coordination Association, Inc. (nNJ, NYC area, LI)
      3. Middle Atlantic FM and Repeater Council (T-MARC) (DC, DE, MD, nVA, eWV)
      4. USA & Canadian Frequency Coordinators (info not available from ARRL)
    2. Publications
      1. RepeaterBook
        1. DMR Repeaters in DE
        2. DMR Repeaters in MD
        3. DMR Repeaters in NJ
        4. DMR Repeaters in NY
        5. DMR Repeaters in PA
  35. RF Calculators New
  36. RF Line of Sight New
  37. Signal Stuff (antenna & electronics projects)
  38. SM0VPO's Homebrew Homepages (antenna & electronics projects)
  39. Twit: Ham Nation Streaming video
  40. W8JI

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