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Useful Web Links !

We are compiling a list of links to websites that fellow amateurs have reported to us as being extremely useful.  

We trust you will find this list useful too! In fact we'd like you to help us compile this list and make it one of the best resources in the area. 


HAM RADIO WEB LINKS

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Collection of radio manuals good source of ham related manuals.

http://hackgreensdr.org:8901 - Hack Green - listen to activity on most bands from a quiet location near Stoke on Trent.

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901 - University of Twente (Enschede, Holland) - As Hack Green but located in Holland.

http://www.pvrc.org/webinar/webinars.htm  - Potomac Valley Radio Club - Here you can find loads of useful webinars covering loads of different Ham Radio topics. Mainly contest training related.

http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map - Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network

https://www.lightningmaps.org/  - Real Time lightning strikes. Scaleable world wide coverage

http://www.reversebeacon.net -   Can your station be heard?  Check here!

https://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-elevationtool.html -  Check for elevation and for lumps and bumps in the terrain between any two UK locations. Pinpoint two places on the map then check the analysis.

PSK Reporter  Check where your callsign is being heard around the world with this time and                                 distance based multi function/reporting tool

Radio Society of Great Britain  Your portal to all things RSGB related including contest rules,                                                           mock tests for exams and all relevant information.

OFCOM Licensing Portal  This link takes you to the sign in / sign up page for amateur licensing                                                and shortcuts several hurdles on the way.

Guide to operating FT8   Superb guide to those wishing to better their operating techniques with this                                             very well written guide.
 

Manufacturers

Acom HF Amplifier http://acom-bg.com/

Airspy SDR  https://airspy.com/

Aerial parts, accessories and mast’s Colchester business http://aerial-parts.co.uk/

Ameritron Amplifier Manufacture http://www.ameritron.com/ 

 

Alinco VHF/UHF/HF Radio Manufacture http://www.alinco.com/global.html

Apache labs SDR Transceiver’s   https://apache-labs.com/

Buddipole portable antenna  http://www.buddipole.com/

Ciro Mazzoni loop antenna   http://www.ciromazzoni.com/loop-antenna

Cushcraft antennas http://www.cushcraftamateur.com/

Diamond antenna VHF/UHF/HF https://diamondantenna.net/

DX Engineering American shop  https://www.dxengineering.com/

Elad SDR Radio  http://shop.elad-usa.com/sdr-radio/

Expert amplifiers

http://expertlinears.com/

Elecraft radio  https://elecraft.com/

Flex SDR radio https://www.flexradio.com/

Fusion Digital radio  https://systemfusion.yaesu.com/what-is-system-fusion/

Heil sound  https://heilsound.com/ 

Hobby electronics  http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/

Icom Radios  https://www.icomuk.co.uk/

Kenwood Radio  https://www.kenwood.com/usa/com/amateur/

LDG electr onics antenna tuners  https://ldgelectronics.com/

 

MFJ  https://www.mfjenterprises.com/

 

OM power amplifiers  https://www.om-power.com/

Palstar antenna tuners  http://www.palstar.com/en/tuners/

QRP labs kits  https://qrp-labs.com/

RigExpert antenna analyzers  https://rigexpert.com/

SDR Play  https://www.sdrplay.com/

SGC antenna Tuners  http://www.sgcworld.com/

SOTABEAMS  www.sotabeams.co.uk

Ten-Tec  radio https://www.tentec.com/

Ubitx kits  Transceiver  https://ubitx.net/

Vibroplex Morse keys  http://vibroplex.com/

Yaesu radio   http://www.yaesu.com/

 


RETAILERS & PARTS SUPPLIERS

CPC electronic parts https://cpc.farnell.com/

Hobby electronics  http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/

Lamco uk shop  https://www.hamradio-shop.co.uk/

Martin Lynch & sons uk shop  https://www.hamradio.co.uk/

Moonraker  https://www.moonraker.eu/

Mouser electronics   https://www.mouser.co.uk/

Nevadaradio UK shop  https://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/

Radio World uk shop       https://www.radioworld.co.uk/

Rapid electronics  https://www.rapidonline.com/

Waters and Stanton uk shop  https://hamradiostore.co.uk/

QRP project kits  https://www.qrpproject.de/UK/indexuk.html

QRP kits  http://www.qrpkits.com/

 

·       Wimo shop  https://www.wimo.com/main_e.html

 

LOGGING SOFTWARE

AALOG logging software http://www.dxsoft.com/en/products/aalog/

Logger32 logging software  https://www.logger32.net/

Log4OM  http://www.log4om.com/

N1MM logging software   https://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php

Skookumlogger https://www.k1gq.com/SkookumLogger/

 

ON SITE LOGS & QSL VERIFICATIONS

Logbook of the world  http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world

EQSL digital QSL cards exchange  https://www.eqsl.cc/qslcard/index.cfm

QRZ forum and callsign loop up  https://www.qrz.com/

Club Log   https://www.clublog.org/

 

 

ONLINE TOOLS

PSK reporter  https://www.pskreporter.info/pskmap.html

Contesting online  https://www.contesting.com

Grid Mapper http://wg7j.reinalda.net/gridmapper/gridmapper.php

 

 

 

 

 

CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS

Amsat All things Satellite https://amsat-uk.org/

ARRL The American Radio Relay League http://www.arrl.org/  

Auduino Open-Source electronic platform https://www.arduino.cc/ 

BDXC The British DC Club  http://www.bdxc.org.uk/

Bletchley Park Home of the codebreakers  https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

CDXC UK DX Foundation  http://www.cdxc.org.uk/

Essex CW club https://sites.google.com/site/essexcw/

Essex Ham  https://www.essexham.co.uk/

 

Essex Raynet   http://www.essexraynet.co.uk/

Essex repeater group  http://essexrepeatergroup.org.uk/

FISTS CW club  https://www.fists.co.uk/

Harwich Club HARIG  http://www.harig.org.uk/

ILLW international lighthouse lightship weekend  https://www.illw.net/

ISS  https://www.nasa.gov/mission

pages/station/main/index.html

ISWL The international Short Wave League  http://www.iswl.org.uk/

Jota Jamboree on the Air   https://members.scouts.org.uk/jotajoti

The Martello Tower Group  http://martellotowergroup.com/

Ofcom  https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence

PA3BWK CW page  http://www.morsecode.nl/morse%20code%20learning.html

RSGB Royal Society of Great Britain  https://rsgb.org/

 

SOS Radio week  http://www.sosradioweek.org.uk/

SOTA  Summits on the Air  https://sota.org.uk/

WAB Worked all Britain  http://wab.intermip.net/default.php

 FORJAC Radio Direction Finding

http://www.forjac.co.uk/df/multitx/multiexp.html

 

 

APPS

PODCASTS

Just search your App store

ARRL Audio news podcast  http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news/

·       APRSdroid  (Android)

Ham talk live podcast  https://www.spreaker.com/show/ham-talk-live

APRS pro Deluxe (Apple)

ICQ UK podcast  https://www.icqpodcast.com/download-the-show/

Amateur Radio Toolkit = Lots of calculators  (Android/Apple)

Practical amateur radio  http://myamateurradio.com/

DX Spots  =  Shows call signs, band and Frequency  (Android/Apple)

Soldersmoke   https://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/

DXwatch  =  Shows call signs, band and Frequency (Apple)

Ted Randall QSO show  http://tedrandall.com/

Grid Locator Finder  =  shows your grid square (Apple)

100 watts and a wire  http://100wattsandawire.com/ 

Grid Square Locator  =  (Android)

 

HamAntCal  =  Calculator for dipoles (Apple)

 

Ham Radio HF Dipole Calculator  (Android)

YouTube Channels

Hamlog  =  logging for (Android)

Amateur Logic.TV = US show once a month

Hamlogger  =  (Apple)

DX Commander = All things Amateur radio Antenna Expert

iCluster  =  DX Cluster (Apple/Android)

GreatScott = All things Electronic

iDx  =  Cluster (Apple)

Ham Nation = US weekly Show

Maidenhead Converter  =  find your grid Square (Apple)

Jim W6LG = A bit of every thing

Q Codes  =  Find out what they mean (Apple/Android)

K7AGE = Covers US shows/rallies and general amateur radio topics

QRZ  =  QRZ App (APPLE/Android)

Make: = Covers all sorts of electronic projects

Repeater Locator  =  Find your nearest repeater (Apple)

MR Carlsons Lab = Electronic genius

RepeaterBook  =  (Apple/Android)

The Radio Shop = Repairs to old Radios/boat anchors

SOTA Finder  =   (Apple/Android)

TRX Bench = Repairs and design of electronics

SSTV Encoder  =  Decode SSTV (Android)

The Signal Path = repairing electronic test equipment

SSTV Slow Scan TV  =  (Apple)

theRSGB = RSGB videos of shows and lectures

 

TX Factor = UK TV Show about Amateur radio

SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

Fldigi computer software for PSK/RTTY  http://www.w1hkj.com/

FT8 software download  https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/

 

 

GENERAL INTEREST AND FORUMS

DMR Digital radio explanation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_mobile_radio

D-STAR what is it  https://icomuk.co.uk/What-is-D-STAR

Eham Forum  https://www.eham.net/

Fusion Digital radio  https://systemfusion.yaesu.com/what-is-system-fusion/

Facebook Groups

Amateur (Ham) Radio

 

 

Amateur Ham Radio

Amateur QRP Radio

Amateur Radio – Collins Radio Collectors On Facebook

Amateur Radio Equipment For Sale or Trade UK

Amateur Radio Great Britain

Amateur Radio Junk UK

Amateur Radio UK

Amateur Radio United Kingdom

Antenna Building

Colchester Radio Amateurs Club

CW Bugs, Keys & Paddles

CW Morse Code Fans

DIY MAGNETIC LOOP

DMR Digital Mobile Radio

DMRTrack

DMR-UK.Net – Phoenix UK Users Group

DMR Users

D-STAR Users

East Anglian DMR and Network Amateur Radio Group

Electronics Experimenters

End Fed Half Wave Antennas

Essex Hams-Ham Radio Group

FLDIGI

FT8 Digital Mode Club

FT8 Digital Mode Experimental(and General Use) Group

GB3CL CE & TE

G3CRC – Clacton Amateur Radio Club

HAM RADIO

HAM RADIO 2.0

ham radio antennas

Ham Radio Equipment for Sale or Wanted

Ham Radio Go Kits

Ham Radio Home Brew Corner

Ham Radio Operators

HAM Radio QSO on 2M & 70cm

Ham Radio Shacks

Ham Radio, the old days

Heathkit Products

HF RADIOS FOR SALE U.K.

Icom ID-5100

Icom IC-7300

JT65A Digital Mode on HF

Kenwood – Amateur Radio HAM

Learning CW code

Learning CW code Get On air Scheds

Magnetic Loop Antennas

Portable Digital & QRP

Potable HF/VHF/UHF antennas, tips and techniques

 

 

Many thanks to Mark M0LTG for compiling the above links.

 

Do YOU have any that you think we should add? If so please contact me ukm0mgp@gmail.com with the links. Thank You

For those that missed The William Poel (G8CYK) feature on noise, delivered by Jonathan at the February 2018 club meeting the  info deck is  here and video presentation is Here