Ramsay Electronics Patented portable bench top RF Shielded Test Enclosure was a revolution in RF testing, providing unprecedented visual and hands-on access to equipment in a tightly controlled RF-free test environment.
Arduino The ever-growing Arduino community is made up of everyone from hobbyists and students to designers and engineers all across the world.
Seeed Studio Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge.
Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. We offer a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs.
Adafruit Maker products, electronics, supplies, and tools.
N0HR Adapt Data Solutions - Web-based CRM and Issue Tracking
International Space Station
ARISS Website Website for the (ARISS) Amateur Radio on the International Space Station.
Schedule a Contact Schedule a contact with the International Space Station. There are certain times when an application window opens that allows schools to apply to schedule a designation time to coordinate communications with an astronaut in space. You have to apply for this privilege.
ISS Tracker Use this website to track the International Space Station.
Upcoming Contacts Sometimes schools will broadcast live on the Internet during their scheduled contact with the ISS. Use this list to see the next scheduled contact.
WebSDR A WebSDR is a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously. SDR technology makes it possible that all listeners tune independently, and thus listen to different signals; this is in contrast to the many classical receivers that are already available via the internet.
N3FJP - Amateur Radio Software From that first program, our software library has grown to more than 100 applications! Amateur Contact Log is an easy to use general logging program that has many great features including tracking of worked all states, counties and countries. The rest of our programs are easy to use "contest specific" applications.
N1MM - Contest Logger N1MM Logger is the world's most popular ham radio contest logging program. For CW, phone and digital modes, its combination of contest-optimized features is unmatched. The program can be used with Windows XP (sp3) / Vista / Seven / Eight / Ten
On Air Tools and Resources
ARRL Band Plan Guide - Color ARRL's color coded band guide for all bands. Use this when working the radio so that you stay within the limits of your (and your club's) license.
W5YI - Kenwood - Colored Band Plan Another colored band plan that you can use when you are on the air. Let's you know the legal spaces for your particular areas for your license.
Open Source Software
HAMSoft A large collection of Ham Radio Software for Linux.
PSK Reporter Use this website to see if you are being heard out there on the airwaves. The page has documentation on how to use the website. This utility comes in handy if you are not sure if you are getting out correctly or not.
Wikipedia - PSK31 Wikipedia entry/page for PSK31. Has a lot of information relating to the mode and how to use it.
Official Website The "official" website for PSK31. Find links for software download, suggested bands and more.
Specs on ARRL Website Specifications about PSK31 listed on the ARRL website. Discusses in more detail about the protocol and how it works.
Visual of Digital Modes One of the main problems encountered by the newcomer to digital modes (or digimodes as they are known) is how to identify what they are seeing/hearing. This article by G4UCJ explains the different modes and what they look like on the waterfall.
Radio Direction Finding
Micro-Fox T-Hunt Transmitters Byonics website has various electronic projects for amateur radio. You can purchase your fox or T-hunt transmitters already built if you don't want to build your own.
Homing In Website A complete website dedicated to the Art and Science of Radio Direction Finding.
QRZ.com QRZ.com is one of the widely used websites for looking up information about amateur radio operators.
Repeater Book Welcome to the best FREE resource for amateur radio repeater information around the world. We have the most up-to-date amateur radio repeater listings (updated by you, our admins, and repeater coordinators). This site is different than others because we use local admins that collect repeater data.
All About Circuits Great resource found by H. Jackson that talks about different types of circuits. Thank you H. Jackson.
NOAA Weather Radio NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office.
RadioReference.com RadioReference.com is the world's largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trucked radio system information, and FCC license data.
Route 66 On the Air Normally taking place in September, this Special event commemorates Route 66 and you can make contacts with stations along the route.
2017 KB7QPS Air, Space, and Technology Operating Event Taking place throughout 2017 (check the website for specific dates) - To commemorate man's historical milestones in air, space, and technology over the last 400 years by operating special event stations and making as many contacts as possible.
13 Colonies July 1 - July 7 - Annual special event that commemorates the 13 original colonies.
AMSAT Education by EMike KC8YLD, 2014 Dayton Hamvention EMike McCardel, KC8YLD and AMSAT VP for Educational Relations, discusses how K-16 education can assist AMSAT launch satellites, the cooperation between AMSAT, NASA, and the ARRL, and how you can participate in this important work.
The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio in HD ARRL's new video, "The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio," is an 8-minute video that follows some of the innovative, imaginative and fun ways "hams" use radio technology in new and creative ways. The presentation is directed toward the DIY (do it yourself) movement, which is inspiring a new generation of creators, hackers and innovators. The message should be helpful for existing members to shape the ways they understand and talk about ham radio.
MFJ Presentation: Testing Baluns An Evening with Martin F. Jue: MFJ's Antenna Analyzers
Testing Baluns using the MFJ Antenna Analyzers
at Ga Tech, February 25, 2010
Discoving Amateur Radio An introduction to Amateur Radio and the many possibilities it offers for learning, safety and security, and helping others throughout our world.
Hurricane Katrina Interview and Audio "When all else fails, this is the system that doesn't." That's what the WRAL-TV reporter says in this interview with ham operator KN4AQ as Hurricane Katrina crosses New Orleans. THEN, a recording of actual Amateur Radio communications bringing an emergency message into New Orleans.