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AMATEUR RADIO - - Page 2

Advanced Technology eHAM.net   Repeaters  
Antennas Electronics - Everything! Satellite - Amateur Radio  

APRS and GPS

Field Day

Short Wave Radio Listening

ARRL Band Plans/Freq Charts 

Frequency Allocation Chart

Simplex - FM Voice Freqs.

ARRL Newsletter Online

Glossary/ Radio Terms

Software - Downloads

ARRL Organization

Hombrewing   

SSTV

Auto Link Establishment (ALE)

Internet (EchoLink, IRLP)

Station Arrangement

Basic Electronics

Introduction to Ham Radio

Study Guide - Tests
Beacons - NCDX/IARU

MARS   

TIME  Conversion

Books (Ham Radio book sale)

MixW - All versions

Traffic Handling

Call-Sign Look-up (Fwd & Rev.)

Online Internet Receivers

Transistors

Contests

Operations - Ham Radio

TVI and Noise

CW    (Morse Code)

Phonetic Alphabet (Eng.)

VLF (Very Low Frequency)

Digital (Digital TV, Packet, PSK31)

Propagation

WWW Amateur Radio Links

DSP

QRP

Youth

DX Radio Operations  

Page 1 Index:  1. Books   2. Introduction   3. FCC Testing/Basic Electronics    4. Propagation   5. Radio Operation    6. Satellite Operations    7. Slow Scan TV (SSTV)

Page 2 Index:   8. Hombrewing (Build you own equipment)   9. MARS    10. Equipment for sale    11. Antennas  12. LINKS  13. Scanner  14. CB    15. Short Wave Radio Listening    16. QRP    17. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) 18. Amateur Radio Links - WWW

GOTO ELECTRONICS PAGE 1
ANTENNA LINKS

8.  HOME BREWING:  Constructing your own electronic equipment at home is a thrill and a great way to learn more about electronics and amateur radio.  You will need some basic hand tools (pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, nut drivers, electric drill, bits, metal shears, etc.) and a good soldering iron as a minimum.  A few pieces of test equipment will also be needed.  See our full basic ELECTRONICS section for additional information.  Also check the ELECTRONICS LINKS page for web sites with construction projects and for software that may be helpful.  A good place to start your adventure is to get the latest ARRL handbook, W1FB's Design Notebook, and a book called Solid State Design For the Radio Amateur.   The last book may be hard to find but well worth the effort if you can.  These books (and many more) contain a wealth of information on home construction projects.  They are detailed enough for you to build some really useful test equipment and radio receivers and transmitters.  You will need a supply of parts such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, IC's, magnet wire for winding coils, and assortment of toroid cores, switches, controls, etc.  These items are best found at hamfests, from old equipment that can be disassembled, or purchased new from electronics parts suppliers www.arrl.org/tis/tisfind.html.  

Swiss Homebrewing site - very interesting - http://home.datacomm.ch/hb9abx/ham-brew.htm

If you build your own amateur radio equipment, this is "THE" book you need!

Secrets of Rf Circuit Design
by Joseph J. Carr

 

Also check out these great books.

Home Brewing - QRP   Much of amateur radio home brewing is concerned with low power equipment called QRP.  An excellent site to visit is QRP ARCI. (http://www.qrparci.org/index.html) QRP means "reduce power" and these amateur radio enthusiasts promote and enjoy the construction and operation of radio transmitters with a power output of 5 watts or less (10 watts peak power for SSB) and companion receivers. The - QRP ARCI - organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the increasing enjoyment of QRP operation and experimentation, and to the promotion of local and regional QRP Clubs throughout the world. Join us now for a look at this fast-growing, enthusiastic hobby called QRP! (www.qrparci.org/index.html)

VERY INTERESTING HOME BREWING PAGE http://home.att.net/~woody.white/homebrw.html

HOW TO MAKE AN MFJ-9030 EVEN BETTER:  MFJ-9030

Here is a handy electronics calculator page provided by John Jenkins.
http://www.cvs1.uklinux.net/calculators/

9.  MARS:  Do you know what MARS is.   No, not the planet.  To be a MARS member you must first be a licensed amateur radio operator.  The Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) mission is:

         to provide Department of Defense sponsored emergency communications on a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal communications.

         to provide auxiliary communications for military, civil, and/or disaster officials during periods of emergency.

         to assist in effecting normal communications under emergency conditions.

No matter what your interests are there is  a place for you in amateur radio.  Ever have your hobby get old and boring?  Amateur radio will wax and wane throughout your life as all hobbies tend to do.  But it will be the only one you will continually come back to and get lasting satisfaction from.

MARS is a Department of Defense sponsored program, established as a separately managed and operated program by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The program consists of licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in military communications on a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal communications.

MARS has a long and proud history of providing world-wide auxiliary emergency communications during times of need. The combined three service MARS programs (Army, Air Force, and Navy-Marine Corps) volunteer force of over 5,000 dedicated and skilled amateur radio operators is the backbone of the MARS program. The benefit of MARS membership is enjoying an amateur radio hobby through the ever-expanding horizon of MARS. Our affiliate members' continued unselfish support of our mission keeps Army MARS Proud, Professional, and Ready.

U.S. Army MARS
Georgia Army Military Affiliate Radio System MARS
NETCOM/9th ASC | US Army Military Affiliate Radio System
MARSgateway.net - The Military Affiliate Radio System's (MARS) 
Navy Mars HP Frames
Washington State Army MARS - Welcome
Minnesota Air Force Military Affiliate Radio System
On-Line MARSgram Message Form
Pennsylvania US Navy-Marine Corps Military Affiliate Radio System 
US Army Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS)
Military Affiliate Radio System
Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 4650.2 - MILITARY AFFILIATE 

United States MARS Sites

AlabamaMARSGRAM Maine* North Dakota Utah
ArkansasMARSGRAM Massachusetts* OklahomaMARSGRAM VirginiaMARSGRAM
Connecticut* MichiganMARSGRAM OregonMARSGRAM WashingtonMARSGRAM
ColoradoMARSGRAM* MinnesotaMARSGRAM PennsylvaniaMARSGRAM West Virginia
Delaware MississippiMARSGRAM Rhode Island* Vermont*
GeorgiaMARSGRAM MontanaMARSGRAM South CarolinaMARSGRAM WyomingMARSGRAM*
Iowa New YorkMARSGRAM South Dakota Fort Huachuca, AZ
KentuckyMARSGRAM New Hampshire* TexasMARSGRAM  
  North CarolinaMARSGRAM Tennessee  

MARSGRAM denotes web sites that are MARSGRAMS capable.


10.  EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Electronic equipment for sale.  (Receivers/2-way/Scanners/CB)

Computer equipment for sale.  (PDA/Palm/Laptops/Printers/etc.)


11. ANTENNAS   Don't miss our complete list of  antenna data, calculators and links on the Electronics WWW Links Page.  CLICK HERE.  These pages are large so please allow time for them to download.  Thanks.    

Calculation Page

The genetic algorithm Yagi antenna optimizer:  ygo.zip
NEC-2 USER'S GUIDE IN HTML FORMAT, ZIPPED (<200kB):  NEC2HTM.ZIP
Helical Antenna Design:  helical.exe
A computerized Smith Chart:  rfc16pro.zip


12.  LINKS

ELECTRONICS LINKS PAGE: DON'T MISS THE ELECTRONICS "LINKS".

ANTENNAS:  Don't miss our large list of  antenna data, calculators and links on our  Electronics Links Page.    


13.  SCANNER
 

ICOM IC-R10 receiver quick data sheet  Click HERE

Here are some scanner web internet links that will be of interest for those with scanning receivers.  The following WWW links will take you directly to the various web site pages.  Your browser URL address line will tell you the origin of the site.

Listen to Police Broadcsts around the nation - on the web.
Search for Radio Frequency Data HERE
ScanCat Scanner Computer Interface Software
Scanner Wear Software
IC-R10 Information
Strong Signals Listening Page
List of Scanning Links
N2OR'S SCANNING PAGE

14.  CITIZENS BAND (CB)

What is "Citizens band" CB radio?  Click HERE (www.fcc.gov/wtb/prs/citzn.html) to find out.

Check out our antenna links.  ANTENNAS

CB CITY   (http://www.cbcity.com)     

Check out eHobbies Radio Control homepage!

15.  SHORT WAVE RADIO LISTENING (SWL)

Another great radio hobby that requires no license is short wave radio listening.  All that is required is a short wave receiver (or an internet connection) and some time.  The short wave receiver can be a simple kit from Radio shack or a sophisticated desktop commercial radio costing thousands of dollars.  Generally the majority of short wave listeners have modest receivers and antennas.  The typical radio receiver will be a portable ($50-$150) or desktop AM/FM/SSB/CW receiver($100 - $300) and possibly a BFO that will allow single side band and CW Morse Code reception.  Listening to CW, facsimile, teletype or wire photo signals is little more than a curiosity at first.  Later these signals can add further enjoyment to your SWL hobby. To get started get yourself a receiver capable of tuning to 3 to 30 MHz.  A new one from Radio Shack or a used one from a local hamfest will do just fine.  Add a long wire (approx 50 feet of insulated stranded wire) antenna preferable installed high up as possible outdoors.  Be very careful to keep it well away from any electrical power cables.  Never place (in any circumstances) an antenna over, under, or near a power line.  Start tuning up and down the dial and listening to what ever stations you can hear.  The best time to listen is at night after dark.  Later you will want to obtain listings of foreign broadcast stations so you can see if you can hear them.  There are books and web sites where you can obtain the frequencies and times the stations are on the air.  For example perhaps you are interested in listening to  The Voice of America, the BBC or a radio station in Germany.  After this, you are an official DX'er (D=Distance, X=Unknown)  meaning you listen to long distance radio stations often of unknown origin.  Make a detailed log of all your listening including the time, date, and frequency and exactly what you heard.  Also record your radio type and antenna used.  Have fun!  DX'ing also (loosely) includes listening to distant AM broadcast stations.  Although this is not technically short wave radio listening it still is thrilling to see if you can hear distant AM broadcast stations across the country at night.  Don't have the money for a radio?  Then listen for free on the internet.  wmbr.mit.edu/stations/list.html

The shortwave receiver we recommend is the Sangean ATS-909 available here.

SCANNER  

ICOM IC-R10 receiver quick data sheet  Click HERE

Here are some scanner web internet links that will be of interest for those with scanning receivers.  The following WWW links will take you directly to the various web site pages.  Your browser URL address line will tell you the origin of the site.

HF Radio.org - A GREAT SWL SITE!

[PDF] Shortwave 101: How to Listen to World Radio
Shortwave Radio1
Shortwave Radio2
DXing Resource Pages
ScanCat Scanner Computer Interface Software
Strong Signals Listening Page
List of Scanning Links

N2OR'S SCANNING PAGE

Radio: Sangean ATS-909 All Band Digital Short Wave Receiver

BOOK:  2005 Passport to World Band Radio 

This is the world's #1 selling shortwave publication, pulling in tens of thousands of readers year after year.  The world's leading shortwave reference covers news, music, sports, and drama, from the BBC to Radio Zambia, including scheduling information for a wide variety of programs. Original.  World Band ("shortwave") radio includes some 7.2 million listeners in the United States alone. This book features all the information these radio listeners need to know about the hobby.

Short Wave Listener WWW Internet LINKS.
The following WWW links will take you directly to the various web site pages.  Your browser URL address line will tell you the origin of the site.

Radio Germany

Home | Deutsche Welle

Home | Deutsche Welle

BFBS Radio 1 Germany
Broadcast-live.com - Radio and Television from Germany and Austria
Net Radio Germany - LyngSat
www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/nation?ccode=de
BLUES RADIO GERMANY - [ Translate this page ]
Online Blues Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - Blues Radio
Palm Radio Germany

Palm Radio Germany

 


16.  QRP - Low Power!  
Home Brewing - QRP   Much of amateur radio home brewing is concerned with low power equipment called QRP.  An excellent site to visit is QRP ARCI. (http://www.qrparci.org/index.html) QRP means "reduce power" and these amateur radio enthusiasts promote and enjoy the construction and operation of radio transmitters with a power output of 5 watts or less (10 watts peak power for SSB) and companion receivers. The - QRP ARCI - organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the increasing enjoyment of QRP operation and experimentation, and to the promotion of local and regional QRP Clubs throughout the world. Join us now for a look at this fast-growing, enthusiastic hobby called QRP!

QRP ARCI - QRP Amateur Radio Club International
QRP, Homebrew amateur radio receivers, transmitters & transceivers
QrpWorld
DX-Summit: Last 100 QRP DX-spots - reloaded every 3 minutes
New Jersey QRP Club
Add Your Site to The QRP Amateur Radio Web Ring
VK3YE's Australian QRP Home Page
QRP Gloves and Fingercots
The American QRP Club

QRP ARCI - QRP Amateur Radio Club International
QRP, Homebrew amateur radio receivers, transmitters & transceivers 
The American QRP Club
DX-Summit: Last 100 QRP DX-spots - reloaded every 3 minutes
New Jersey QRP Club
QrpWorld
Add Your Site to The QRP Amateur Radio Web Ring
VK3YE's Australian QRP Home Page
Gqrp.com
norcalqrp.com

QRP RIGS

totally QRP - rigs
SMT QRP Rigs
K3WWP's QRP Rigs List
K3WWP's Home - Main
COMMONLY USED QRP RIGS
Tokyo Hy-Power HF/6 Meter Amplifiers for QRP Rigs
ARRLWeb: Heathkit Classic QRP Rigs
ARRLWeb: QRP -- Low Power Operating
My QRP Rigs
eHam.net Classifieds "4" QRP Rigs

 


17.  Digital Signal Processing (DSP)  NEW!

101science.com DSP Guide (A crash Course)
The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing

Digital Signal Processing Tutorial
www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10512004
Digital Signal Processing at Rice
Digital Signal Processors
Digital Signal Processing
CDSP HOME PAGE
Introduction to DSP - index
IDEAL Redirect Service

Advanced Technology in Amateur Radio

Douglas T. SmithMr. Douglas T. Smith

Mr. Douglas T. Smith, editor of QEX magazine, presented a detailed lecture at Georgia Technical Institute, Atlanta, Georgia on March 10, 2003.  See the full hour and fifty minute lecture here.  Learn about the latest in DSP technology, digital radio, digital voice, and much more.  
http://www.doug-smith.net/about.htm

Advanced Technology in Amateur Radio - Video
Windows Media Streaming                                        

Watch the Video - Dial-up or better  (Actual max stream speed is  ~61 Kbps - QEX_LO.wmv)          

Download the video - 
Lowest resolution  QEX_LO.zip ~42 M   
Medium resolution QEX_MED.zip  ~79.3 M  

In the best spirit of amateur radio, the producer and speaker grant parties the right to publicly show the video, but only  when money is not charged to view it and not for broadcast.  All other rights to the copyrighted material are retained.   

 


18. AMATEUR RADIO LINKS

Amateur Radio Book Review
Amateur Radio Book List
Electronics Book List (Hugh)
Amateur Radio Newsline
CQ Magazine
QRP LINKS
Ham Radio Online Magazine
Electronics
Gray line map (current)
Hamfests - dates & locations
Lat/long converter (amsat)
Links from hams for hams
Local ham radio clubs
L.y.r.a. young amateurs
National frequency coordination
Newsline in real audio 3
No code international
Nts traffic system links
n.w.a.r.a. repeater page
Open amateur repeaters
Packet radio networking
Qsl net home page
Qsy society
r.a.i.n. report (real audio)
Repeaters (nyc metro area)
Rf safety calculator
Skywarn information
Space amateur radio (sarex)
Solar activity links
Surveillance and privacy page
Swl net master index
10 meter repeaters worldwide
Terrasever satellite photos
This week in amateur radio
Vhf+ weak signal information

Miniprop
Downloadable Software
Super Morse
  Downloadable Software
DX Monitor 0.93 
Downloadable software


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