Links

Amateur radio links

A list of amateur radio links that you might find useful.

 

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Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network: https://www.aredn.org/

Amsat – Amateur Radio in Space: https://www.amsat.org/

Azimuthal Map by NS6T: https://ns6t.net/azimuth/azimuth.html

 

C

Callsign database of amateur radio operators (QRZ – who is calling me?): https://www.qrz.com

Callsign database of amateur radio operators: https://www.qrzcq.com/

Callsign – free hamradio callbook: https://www.hamqth.com/

 

Clubs and Amateur Radio Societies

Bolton Wireless Club: http://www.boltonwireless.org.uk/

British Amateur Television Club: https://batc.org.uk/

Bury Radio Society: https://www.buryradiosociety.org.uk/

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society: http://www.g0mwt.org.uk/

FISTS is The International Morse Preservation Society: http://www.fists.org/

GQRP Club is a non profit organisation run entirely by volunteers to promote Low Power Radio: http://www.gqrp.com/

Macclesfield And District Amateur Radio Society: http://gx4mws.com/

Mid Cheshire Amateur Radio Society: https://midcars.org/

Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association (NARSA): http://narsa.org.uk/

Oldham Amateur Radio Club: http://www.oarc.org.uk/

Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS): http://www.g0roc.co.uk

South Lancs Amateur Radio Club: http://www.slarc.co.uk/

South Manchester Radio and Computing Club: http://www.smrcc.org.uk/default.htm

Stockport Radio Society: http://www.g8srs.co.uk/

Sutton Coldfield Radio Society: http://www.g3rsc.co.uk/

West Manchester Radio Club: http://www.wmrc.co.uk/

Warrington Amateur Radio Society: http://warc.org.uk/

 

Contests

Contests – RSGB HF Contests Calendar 2018:
http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfreadcal.pl?year=2018&nosections=y

Contests – RSGB VHF Contests Calendar 2018:
http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2018

 

G

G0HWC’s Slow Scan TV Site: http://www.g0hwc.com/

GB2RS News is the RSGB’s weekly radio broadcast news service relayed by a team of newsreaders to listeners across the UK and beyond: http://rsgb.org/main/gb2rs/

 

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Heavens Above: https://www.heavens-above.com/main.aspx

 

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M3HHY Lewis’s Youtube channel, primarily reviewing Handheld Transceivers: https://www.youtube.com/user/RINGWAYMANCHESTER/videos

Maker Pro, an active, open source platform for maker projects that are centered around Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, home automation and more: https://Maker.Pro/

Maidenhead Grid Square Locator Map: http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php

Maximum Usable Frequency Map: http://www.spacew.com/www/realtime.html

M0NVQ Robert’s Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/M0NVQ

 

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On The Air

British Inland Waterways On The Air: http://rsgb.org/main/clubs/special-interest-groups/biwota-british-inland-waterways-air/ (August each year)

Churches And Chapels On The Air (CHOTA): http://www.wacral.org/ (September each year)

International Lighthouse Lightship: https://illw.net/ (August each year)

International Museums Weekends: http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

Jamboree On The Air: http://jotajoti.info/ (October each year)

Mills On The Air: http://www.mills-on-the-air.net/ (May each year)

Pubs And Clubs On The Air (PACOTA): https://www.g6tw.org.uk/pacota/

Railways On The Air: https://rota.barac.org.uk/ (September each year)

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

 

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Rallies – RSGB rallies page: http://rsgb.org/main/news/rallies/

Regenerative Radios

AA8V Twinplex Regenerative Receiver: http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phys/latta/ee/twinplex/l1l2/twinplexl1l2.html

AA8V Twinplex Regenerative Receiver (coils): http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phys/latta/ee/twinplex/schematic/twinplexschematic.html#tickler

Article with construction notes: www.nutsvolts.com/magazine/article/may2015_Whipple

H.A.C. short wave kits: http://www.wftw.nl/hac.html

VK6FH design for a 12AU7 Regen’ Receiver http://www.vk6fh.com/vk6fh/12au7regen.htm

YouTube video by VK3YE: https://youtu.be/orSlJ9oJ3d0

 

Repeaters

UKFM Group Western, the UK’s largest repeater group: http://www.ukfmgw.co.uk/

UK amateur radio repeaters: https://www.ukrepeater.net/

 

Digital

CCS7 User Database: http://www.mw0mwz.co.uk/dmrusers.php

DMR and D-Star central registration system for different Digital Voice services for Amateur Radio: https://register.ham-digital.org/

 

DMR

DMR Brandmeister dashboard: https://brandmeister.network/

DMR Advanced Database Search: https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/

DMR Phoenix Live Monitor: http://www.dmr-uk.net/index.php/uk-live-monitor/

DMR Phoenix Dashboard: http://phoenix-f.opendmr.net/ipsc/#

 

D-Star

D-Star last heard: http://www.dstarusers.org/

D-Star X Reflector Directory http://xrefl.net/

 

Hotspots

DV4mini image supporting RPi3B+ – https://www.k2dls.net/blog/2018/05/04/dv4mini-image-supporting-rpi3b/

PiStar.UK – Pi-Star Digital Voice Software: http://www.pistar.uk/index.php

 

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Satellites – cheap antennas for the low earth orbit amateur radio satellites: http://www.wa5vjb.com/references/Cheap%20Antennas-LEOs.pdf

Slim Jim and J Pole Calculator by M0UKD: https://m0ukd.com/calculators/slim-jim-and-j-pole-calculator/

Slim Jim – Making a Slim Jim: https://www.essexham.co.uk/slim-jim

 

Suppliers

Birchwood Electronics, suppliers of amateur radio items: https://www.mirfield-electronics.co.uk/

Bowood Electronics, suppliers of elecronic components: https://www.bowood-electronics.co.uk/

Capacitive CW Touch Key Circuits by M0UKD: https://m0ukd.com/homebrew/capacitive-cw-touch-key-circuits/

Langrex Vintage Electronics, suppliers of valves and other vintage components: https://www.langrex.co.uk/

 

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UK Microwave Group: http://www.microwavers.org/indexb.htm

 

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Weak Signal Communication Software WSJT: http://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/

WSPR – Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network: www.wsprnet.org

 

Y

Yagi -UDA antenna – how the yagi antenna works: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagi%E2%80%93Uda_antenna