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The AC6V Awards
The ARRL Awards Program
you need to know about the ARRL awards, including: RCC · WAS · DXCC
· VUCC · A-1 Op · OTC · ARRL Friendship Award
· Code Proficiency · WAC · Contests · Plaques
· How to Get Forms · Awards Fee Schedule
sponsored awards, including: CQ DX, CQ WAZ, CQ WPX and USA-CA Award.
The K1BV DX Awards Directory
Hunters: For those interested in pursuing some awards with a time limit (For
example, contacts must be made in the current year, etc), this site shows 24 such
challenges. It isn't DXCC, in fact some are probably a lot harder! In addition, the awards
seeker will find links to about 21 different clubs and organisations who sponsor longer
Awards pages Egbert Hertsen's useful pages on awards chasing.
Callbooks and QSL Resources
Buckmaster World Wide
CIS Online Callbook This
database covers current and former calls in all 12 CIS countries (EK, ER, EU, EX,
UK, UN, UR, RA, 4K, 4L). This service is available FOR FREE to
VCD customers and selected individuals or for a
low sign up fee.
Dateline DX Association. In
1996 a group of friends decided to join AL7EL on a business trip to Wake Island, and the
Dateline DX Association was born. Since then Dateline DX Assn. members have operated from
all over the Pacific and Asia. Every DXpedition has had Internet support, pilots to
provide feedback to the dxpeditioners, and proper attention paid to low band qsos and with
major efforts to work those on the antipodes.
CallBooks & QSL Routes by Bill, KD4UJK by Bill, KD4UJK
ON6DP QSL Manager Page
Pathfinder makes it easy to find QSL information in web-accessible sources.
The program is pre-loaded with the ability to search a large number of
popular sources of QSL information. You can modify these searches if desired, or
replace them with new ones. Pathfinder runs on PCs with Windows 95, 98, or NT.
Download Pathfinder via the web from http://www.qsl.net/pathfinder,
or via ftp from ftp://ftp.swl.net/pub/oe1002419/.
SARL online callbook
WD4NGB DX Page
There are several wonderful websites where fantastic electronics projects
and circuits can be found. Below are but a few of these sites found by the
http://sound.westhost.com/projects.htm - Website by ESP, loads of audio
and miscellaneous circuits
http://www.ajpotts.fsnet.co.uk/Circuits.html - Andy's Circuits, some
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/circuits.htm - Circuits by Tony van
The most complete calendar of all HF contests
worldwide is to be found at Bruce Horn WA7BNM's excellent web site WA7BNM
12-Month Contest Calendar at http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestcal.html.
Contest Calendar - includes IARU events
Amateur Radio Magazine Contests
Search through many DX logs using a powerful search engine. Also view links
to other logs on the Internet.
View a large collection of dynamic propagation information and reports. Chat
with other DXers and view real-time spots from DX Summit.
This list is maintained at http://www.egroups.com.
To subscribe: Send an empty message to: email@example.com
. You will then receive a special message to which you have to reply before being added to
To Browse: You can browse through the messages without joinging the list
This is a mailing list (reflector)
devoted to the discussion of DX, making contact with other amateur radio operators in
distant lands. This is the successor to the original VE7TCP dx mailing list, now
maintained by The New Jersey DX Association (NJDXA).
To subscribe on the web: Go to http://www.njdxa.org/dx-news/
for full information on this reflector. You can subscribe directly from this page by
simply entering your email address and pressing the 'Subscribe' button.
To subscribe via email: Send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body insert:
subscribe dx-news your-first-name your-last-name.
This list is maintained by
QTH.NET, and funded by K3TKJ.
To subscribe: Send a message to email@example.com with the following in the body of
You will receive a message to which you must reply before you are added to the list.
IOTA - Islands on the Air
RSGB IOTA Program website All you need
to know about IOTA
Islands on the Web,
interactive web site for IOTA information. Islands on the Web (IOTW) is a DX website
brought to you by Chris Taron, N1HRW. The mission of this website is to provide ham radio
operators interested in the Radio Society of Great Britain's Islands on the Air Program
(IOTA) with the tools and information needed to pursue this challenging program.
Local South African Web Sites
Deutche Welle 300 Stammtisch
Ham Page We are a loose group of mostly German-speaking amateur radio
operators, their family members and other interested persons.
Amateur Radio Club (PEARS)
Pretoria Radio Club - ZS6PTA
Highway Amateur Radio Club - ZS5HAM
SABC Amateur Radio Club Home Page
Sandton Amateur Radio Club
Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre (CTARC)
- ZS1CT and our link is to
ZS6RO Ham Page
Contains up to date satellite weather pictures of Atlantic Ocean and Africa.
Jan ZS6ACW gets these direct from the various satellites from his QTH. Navigate to
FTP/wxgif directory. Not to be missed!
African Weather Service - HF Fax service
Contains times and frequencies for the reception of synoptic maps.
National Amateur Radio
ARRL - American Radio Relay League
Royal Union of Belgian Amateur Radio
Available in English, Netherlands and French.
IARU - The International Amateur Radio Union
IARU Region 1 - New Web Site
Amateur Radio Society - LRMD, Lietuvos Radijo Mėgėjų Draugija
NZART - New Zealand Association of
Radio Amateurs of Canada
RSGB - Radio Society of Great Britain
Institute of Australia - WIAK Queensland Division
World Association of
Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners (WACRAL)
Portals are becoming increasingly
important on the Internet. A Portal attempts to become a major
port of call (or the primary port of call) for a group of Internet users,
and thereby can attract advertising attention to a focused group. The
following are a few portals which are specifically of interest to radio
(In polish) These domains are hosted by SP8YCB "Ariadna" Club in
Contains just about everything you'd like to know.
AC6V's website. Everything from A to Z
Propagation and Solar Conditions
IPS - Australian Propagation Service
N6RT Propagation Web Page. Doug Brandon has brought together a
collection of useful propagation information from a variety of web
sources, much of it in real time. This page includes: Current solar
and geomagnetic indices; recent major solar flare activity; NOAA auroral
activity reports, including real-time auroral maps; NASA current solar
images from the SOHO satellite; The STD world-wide MUF map, and more.
Propagation Web Page
The Propagation Studies Committee of the Radio Society of Great Britain, by Martin
Solar Cycle 23
Centre Boulder Colorado (WWV)
cm Solar Radio Flux Observed and derived from the GPS IONO model,
by Northwest Research Associates Inc, Space Weather Services. The
GPS-derived F10.7 index is inferred from the ionospheric model coefficients
transmitted in the GPS navigation signal. This model provides estimates of
the effect of the ionosphere on the GPS frequencies as a function of
location on the earth, time-of-day, season, and the 10.7cm solar radio flux
(F10.7). This index is generated daily at NWRA from the latest values of the
GPS ionosphere coefficients obtained from the NAWCWPNS in China Lake,
Solar Terrestrial Activity Report
AMSAT - The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (as AMSAT is officially
known) was first formed in the District of Columbia in 1969 as an
educational organization. Its goal was to foster Amateur Radio's
participation in space research and communication.
is the Belgian
Amateur Satellite organisation, part of Amsat, the worldwide group of Amateur Radio
Operators who share a common interest in building, launching and communicating with each
other through non-commercial Amateur Radio Satellites. This great website is run by
ON1CAU, and contains much useful information, including: Links to current Kepler elements;
Information on the Phase 3D K-band transponder, made in Belgium; Information on various
tracking software packages; Details on MIR, SAREX misssions, the international space
station, and much more.
ON1CAU Satellite page
I, Amateur radio's first satellite, was launched into orbit in December 1961. A small
battery powered box, OSCAR I continually transmitted the morse code identifier HI to
amateur receivers on earth until its battery ran down. A tremendous achievement for
amateur radio in the early days of the space age, the succesful mission was to be but the
first of many.Yesterday's dreams are today's reality ! Operating tips and information on
how to get started in talking to people on the amateur satellites can be found here.. You
can also learn how to talk to astronauts and cosmonauts while they are in orbit. This page
is your launch vehicle into the fascinating journey of amateur radio in space.
Short Wave Listening
SWL Mailing List. If you are a non
broadcasting-amateur SWL or even an amateur, with experience in SWL life, or willing to
provide Gd DX, SWL contest, or whatever info...............You are more than welcome to
the new SWL Mailing List.
If you want more info, simply write to me at Ffirstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe send a message to: email@example.com
Write in the body: subscribe
- Weak signal, meteor scatter digital mode software. FSK441, JT6M, JT65
Ham Radio Deluxe
- Excellent BPSK31 software with Rig control and all the bells.
http://www.ultimatecharger.com/SSTV.html With this page you can be up
and running on SSTV in one hour.
MMSSTV BY JE3HHT - Makoto Mori
Slow Scan TV with Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Soundcard
Summits on the Air
Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and
shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas.
SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone
- this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those
who ascend to the summits) and chasers (who remain in the warmth of their
Read more at: http://www.sota.org.uk/
Useful Resources on the Web
Comprehensive guide to just about every item of Amateur Radio equipment.
Have you ever wondered what a specific radio looks like? If that's the case I hope that this page can be the solutions to your problems. On this page
you will find information about rigs, mostly pictures and specifications. All information is taken directly from the companies folders.
the Amateur Radio Resource. Contains a host of links to Amateur Radio
Organisations, Events, Manufacturers, Dealers, Personal Ham Sites, Radio Mods and more.
Web address: http://www.hamrad.com
Azimuthal / Great Circle Map Want to generate an
Azimuthal Map (Great Circle Map), centred on your home QTH? Try this great program. Can be
downloaded, or generate it online and print it in colour!
Web address: http://www.wm7d.net/azproj.shtml
Yahoo! Ham Radio Search Pages and Index
interesting "Search Engine for Search Engines". Use this resource site to
find search engines dealing with specific items of interest.
Ham Radio Online
Overseas power and phone list
- If you have to travel anywhere in the world with your laptop (or even your hair dryer),
this is the site to visit. It lists power requirements, power plug adapters and phone
adapters for countries across the globe. It also includes international calling codes and
local Internet access numbers for major providers. If you have an adaptable cell phone, it
gives the SIM code for the phone also. (U.S. cell phones don't work overseas.) Since the
plug numbers and shapes are so confusing, there's also handy pages that show you pictures
of power plug and modem adapter needed.
The K8CX Ham Gallery -
contains over a hundred photos of Ham shacks, Antenna farms, DXpeditions, DX locations,
Ham collectibles, 103 photos taken at the Dayton Hamvention 1997, a Links page, Search
Engine page, Webcluster access page, and Guestbook. It has over 80 Real Audio Rare DX
The Ten-Ten International Net, Inc. was formed back in 1962 as the Ten-Ten Net of
Southern California, to promote activity and good operating practice on the ten meter
amateur band. Annual dues are $10.00 US members and $13.00 DX members to provide funds for
expenses. Each member is assigned a unique "10-10 Number" which is retained for
life, regardless of a change of callsign.
The Magic Band Network
related to 50 MHz, and is maintained by Ray, PB0ALN, UK Six Metre Group Member # 1189
MFJ Enterprises ( Hygain, MFJ,
Ameritron, Vectronics, Mirage )
Dementia forums -
When the going gets boring, come to dementia
Kobus' Weather website. Some
cool weather sat photos and more. Visit