Here are useful web links that many Hams use…
First, interesting local clubs…
- Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society – Fayetteville
- Cary Amateur Radio Club – N4NC
- Johnston Amateur Radio Society
- New Bern Amateur Radio Club
- Pitt County Repeater Association
- Raleigh Amateur Radio Society
- SouthEastern Repeater Association, Inc. (SERA)
- Wayne Co. Amateur Radio Association
Now some reference web sites…
- American Radio Relay League: National parent organization, field day, contest.
- QRZ: Amateur radio member’s listing and connections.
- Echolink: Repeaters linking via internet.
- FCC User Registration System: Start registration to get license.
- Solar Activity/Space Weather: Sun spots activity affects signal propagation.
- VOCAP: Voice of America Coverage Analysis Program information site.
- WSPRnet: Weak Signal Propagation tool. See where your signals go.
- N1MM: Free Open Source Logging software (PC)
- FLDigi: Free Digital Mode Software (PC, Mac)
- WSJT-X: Free Digital FT8/FT4 Weak Signal Mode Software (PC, Mac)
- W4NPN: Hot Iron newsletter with all kinds of interesting articles and technical info.
Podcasts, YouTube, media sites:
- Ham Radio Workbench: Round table discussion of what’s on your workbench, building and repair of equipment… https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
- Solder Smoke Podcast: Discussion of building projects and other topics… http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/
- ICQ Podcast: Round table discussion of the Ham news of the day globally… https://www.icqpodcast.com/
- Ham Radio 2.0: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKpVMjRE0m60lKCBWhIlo0A
- Amateur Radio Roundtable w K5KUB: Balloon launches and other topics… https://www.youtube.com/user/w5kub
- Morse Code Ninja: CW head copy Practice… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrTMfMEhkC9rVyQNU5aZlA.
- Dave Castler’s Videos explaining everything ham radio… https://www.youtube.com/user/davecasler/videos
Contests and misc sites:
- Contest Calendar List of all contests
- eQSL Contact logging
- LOTW Logbook Of The World (ARRL)
- ClubLog Logging for Dx contacts
- NC QSO Party, February (last week)
- Random Wire Antennas and another article on “The Best Random Wire…”
- M2 Antenna Web Site Yagi’s and Egg beater antennas
- ARRL Half wave end fed antenna kit Manual from HF Kits