Links to Other Ham Radio Web Pages
Fantastic Graphic of a Near-Real-Time MUF Map. Very easy to use, showing propagation conditions up to the minute. Comes with a complete description of how to make use of the contour lines to predict the chances of a contact on a specific band between two points, up to the minute.
A continously updating greyline map to show where enhanced propogation is likely to take you and where the greyline is at any particular moment.
Solar numbers interpretation in the form of a Current DX Propagation Forecast. Some chatty analysis of what the numbers mean.
These next sites are online callbooks where you can look up QSL addresses. They primarily cover US Hams, but have a few foreign callsigns as well.
The last of these also has an area which show the most recent callsigns issued by the FCC, so if you just passed your ham test and are looking for your new callsign, QRZ.COM is where to go looking.
You can also get information from QRZ via the QRZ callsign e-mail server. Just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and in the body of the email put:
lookup (type one callsign here)
If you would like to add your e-mail address to the QRZ database, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com with a message that looks like the following using your callsign and address:
qrz_email W1ABC firstname.lastname@example.org
To update your Home Page (URL) listing, in the body of the message put:
qrz_link W1ABC http://www.example.address/w1abc
This is the web page of an online DX newsletter, a good place to find out the latest in Dxpedition news, QSL addresses for contacts with Dxpeditions, etc.
This database handles Russian callsigns:
This site will calculate bearing and distance between any two points on earth. Very handy for checking on things like qualification for the 1,000 mile per watt award and finding beam settings. Also useful for just finding the latitude and longitude of a city.
An Incredible History Site on the history of CW or Morse Code in Radio. Lots of pictures of antique gear etc.
Lots of interesting and helpful HAM and DX information from KB7UB:
This site has lots of useful help with antenna design calculations and a number of instructional pages:
When it works, six meters is remarkable. With the solar cycle rebounding, and new rigs adding six meters as an option, it is worth checking out this lowest of the VHF bands:
Here are some interesting sites posted on the internet QRP-L Email list:
An extensive network of beacons is maintained around the world to help spot openings on bands from 20 to 6 meters. Here is detailed information on the beacon network, frequencies, timings, software etc.:
Here are some offbeat sites featuring special modes, unusual parts etc.:
As one friend was fond of saying whenever frequencies above 1296 Mhz. were mentioned "Get a Flashlight":
Hardly a new mode, Slow Scan Television has proven to have strong and continuing appeal. New equipment continues to show up on the market and you can get programs to use SoundBlaster type cards on your computer for decoding this mode:
PC Antenna Modeling is a great tool. EZnec is a fine balance of price and performance in PC based software to break through the folklore and into science with your personal designs: