Internet Links

Amateur Radio RF Safety Calculator

Calculate Radio Frequency Power Density 

Antennas and Miscellaneous Hardware

All Electronics – Thousands of electronic and electro-mechanical parts and supplies. Most orders shipped within 24 hours.

Bionenno Power – lightweight batteries, battery packs and solar panels 

Ford Electronics – Buena Park, CA

HamRadioFun – roll-up antennae, SWL antennae, tuners, etc.

Heil Sound – Music Industry Technology in Ham Hardware, and vice-versa.

Hendricks QRP Kits – specializes in high quality, low cost QRP Kits.

INRAD – International Radio – crystals, crystal filters, and performance enhancement kits.

LDG Electronics – auto tuners, baluns, wattmeters, coax switches, repeater accessories, etc.

N0XAS Ham Gadgets – kits & components for hands-on enthusiasts.

Norm’s Rotor Service – antenna rotor repair.

Radio Works – latest catalog may not be accessible from other than main page.

Tennadyne – “Aluminum with a PHD”.

Vibroplex – The oldest name in Amateur Radio (CW keys).

The Wireman – Your source for coax, connectors, wire, baluns, etc.

Badges, QSL Cards, & Miscellaneous Goods/Services

ARRL Sixth District Incoming QSL Bureau

CompuCover Computer Accessories – keyboard protectors & cpu dust covers & custom rig covers

K3FN Custom QSL SERVICE – DX QSL services

QSL Manager Search – provided by IK3QAR

The Signman of Baton Rouge – club badges

TechNote Time – Electrical Trades Gift Store

UX5UO – QSL cards – QSL cards

Western Case Company – “Fitted Carrying Cases for Small Electronics”

ARRL QST Magazine – free with ARRL Membership
ARRL QEX Magazine – forum for communications experimenters)
ARRL OTA Magazine  – covers a range of ham radio interests, introductory techniques and stories to help anyone with a beginner-to-intermediate-level of experience.

Miscellaneous

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

FCC Universal Licensing System – Official FCC License Lookup/Search.
Search by Name, Call Sign, or FRN #.

Fort MacArthur

QRZ – An extremely popular HAM web site dedicated to a number of HAM Operator services and resources.

LA Maritime Museum

Marine Exchange of Southern California

Point Fermin Lighthouse

Presidential Yacht Sequoia –The Equator Capital Group provides funding to preserve and maintain assets that are significant to the history of the United States. 

Royal Yacht Brittannia – A nice Museum Ship to visit if in the UK.

San Diego Maritime Museum

Space Weather by Solarham

SS Jeremiah O’Brien

SS American Victory

The Lane Victory

USS Olympia

USS IOWA – Pacific Battleship Center

USS Midway Museum

Other Clubs

HB9AA Club – Radio Club of San Cergue Switzerland.

USS LST 325 Memorial

Big Bear Amateur Radio Club

Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Club (BIARA)

Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club

Hughes Amateur Radio Club 

W6TRW Amateur Radio Club

SBARC  – South Bay Amateur Radio Club

SCDXC – Southern California DX Club

Projects & Antennas

Audio Systems Group – Various papers on RFI. Info on baluns.

IZ7ATH – Technical Electronic Projects – Home Brew projects. Select “Projects” on left-side menu.

AC6V’s Amateur Radio & Reference Guide – Homebrew antenna links, including antenna theory.

Four State QRP Group’s Cricket 40 Kit – The Cricket is a low cost entry level minimalist CW transceiver for the 40 meter band. It bears a family resemblance to the well known Pixie. However it is very different and vastly improved over the Pixie. This is NOT a Pixie, it is far superior! 

WB5RVZ Genesis Radio G40 Build Experience – GENESIS G40: 40m All-mode 5W SDR Radio Transceiver KIT

Electrical Engineering Calculators and Tools – An extremely active electrical engineering online community that provides both interesting content and useful resources for Electrical Engineers, including various engineering calculators as well as a free electrical engineering textbook.

Public Services

K6AA QSL Information – QSL Info:

K6AA C/O
DOUGLAS L DOWDS
415 E 238th St
CARSON, CA 90745-5810

Radio Equipment Dealers & Manufacturers

Ham Radio Outlet – “World’s largest supplier of Ham Radio equipment”

GigaParts – Technology Superstore

Ham Citythe virtual store front of Jun’s Electronics

Icom America Inc.one of three companies who dominate the worldwide amateur radio market

Kenwoodanother of the big three

MFJ Enterprises – “Making Quality Affordable

Texas Towers – The online Ham Radio store

YaesuA division of Vertex Standard, another of the big three

Milestone Technologies and Morse ExpressEverything for the Morse Enthusiast

 

Software

Echolink – allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.

Green Bay Professional Packet Radio – Lots of links: Ham projects, terrain & RF plotting, RF design utilities, microwave path analysis tools, communications research links, fractal antennas/geometry, RF design notes, etc.

HamSphere – Radio simulator that emulates propagation effects, including skip, fading, QRM, QRN, multipath phase effects, etc.

Amateur Contact Log & Contest Software – Contact & contest software

Videos

dxing DXing and DXpedition

 

Curious about DXing, Here’s a video describing two of the fascinating aspects of amateur radio, DXing and DXpeditions.

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