Helpful Links for Hams

These links are your shortcut to various sources of neat information or hardware about the Ham world.  They are listed here in alphabetical order, as I find them:
  1. Alpha Antenna – Very portable HF vertical (I bought one) and loop antennas.
  2. Amateur Radio Repeater guide.  Nearby repeaters are available for free.  A bigger footprint needs money.
  3. ARRL – The Mother of ham radio - our national association.
  4. ARRL - My ARRL voice - a web site for ARRL members to discuss ARRL management policies.  What's up with ARRL?  Click here.
  5. Azimuthal map something you need?  CLICK HERE
  6. BandConditions - a nice simple graphic on the current propagation quality of most HF bands. 
  7. Bioenno Power.  12 volt power systems based on the newest battery technology.
  8. DX Engineering.  Perhaps the most complete web site for all your ham goodies.  Their catalog has virtually everything.
  9. DX ZoneThe DXZone is the largest human created and maintained library of web sites dedicated to Amateur Radio (Ham Radio), currently lists 20.000+ links organized into 600+ categories and subcategories.
  10. eHam - a sounding board for many ham topics, but is the go-to place for classifieds and product reviews.
  11. Flex Radio - perhaps the king of the newest Software Defined Radios.  
  12. Ham classes and testing in the San Diego area.
  13. Ham Nation - a show and library of videos on all things Ham. 
  14. HRO (Ham Radio Outlet), the only Ham store in town.  This link is to their corporate on-line store.
  15. ICOM - A full family of Ham radios, some with their DStar digital communcations capability.
  16. Impulse Electronics - a local (Escondido) retailer of most anything you need for 12v power accessories. 
  17. K0BG - This web site is an encyclopedia of information about all things for mobile amateur radio.  A fun read. 
  18. Kenwood - A major supplier of AM/FM/CD radios, commercial radios and Ham radios.
  19. KSARRL.  This Kansas Amateur Radio web site has over 500 links to other Ham Radio things.  The mother of all web links.
  20. Palomar Engineers – Everything you need to solve RFI problems.
  21. Powerwerx – Pages of Ham things; radios, tools, connectors, wire, power supplies and more.
  22. QTH - A web hosting site you may be interested in, but the list of ham companies using their hosting is an impressive list in itself.  Check it out.
  23. QRZ - your one-stop shop to find out who the ham is your are talking with, and their location.  Just search for their call sign.
  24. Radiosport headsets – Very high end, comfortable and well-reviewed headsets (some models with mics)
  25. ROARS Facebook site.  No better way to post stories and photos, ask questions, etc.
  26. ROARS Google Group.  Join up and message within the ROARS community anytime.
  27. ROHN.  Need a tower or accessories.  This is a good place to look.
  28. RT Systems - the leader in memory programming tools for your hard-to-program Ham radio, particularly your VHF/UHF units.
  29. SteppIR – Performance Yagi and vertical antennas, most are lightweight and portable.
  30. Tigertronics – USB sound card to marry your radio and computer.
  31. The Doctor Is In.  Visit many tips for Hams from this regular section of QST magazine.
  32. US Tower.  If Rohn hasn't got your favorite tower, check these folks out.
  33. WIN System - perhaps the finest system of linked UHF repeaters in the country, and it starts in our back yard.
  34. Yaesu - You know who this is.  Learn about their System Fusion radios.

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