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This resources page is dedicated to ham radio and ham radio related subject matter. I would like to include resource rich sites such as those dealing with particular aspects of ham radio such as antennas, digital modes, DX, operating practices, homebrewing, and so forth. Of course general interest sites are welcome too. If your ham radio web site falls into one of the specialty catalogers listed below, it will go there. Otherwise, it will go in the personal ham radio site listing category area.
Digital Operating Mode Resources
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The PSK31 Site The official home site of PSK31, Probably the most popular of the PC sound card based ham radio digital modes. Uses PC soundcard technology. A couple of downloadable sound card based programs to decode and read PSK31 signals are, DigiPan and WinWarbler. WinWarbler is by DXLabs (see the panel to the right) and can be used standalone or as part of the DXLabs suite. Variations of the mode include PSK63 and PSK125.

Fuzzy Modes (Hellschreiber, Feld Hell A neat older mode updated for Amateur Radio using PC soundcard technology. Hellschreiber is not strictly a digital mode in the sense that other modes such as PSK and similar modes are. It has its roots in earlier mechanical coding/decoding devices and experienced military use in the past. RTTY has a mechanical history as well but it is still a digital method. Hellschreiber is different. See the link for the whole story.

Welcome to the Feld Hell Club website. "Our club is dedicated to Hellschreiber, or Hell, a unique, HF digital mode for sending and receiving text using facsimile technology in which the characters are not decoded, but "painted" or printed on a screen for the operator to interpret." From the Feld Hell Clube website.

ZL1BPU Here is another valuable resource site for digital mode information.

Digital RTTY Software A resouce page listing RTTY software for ham radio appications.

WSJT It stands for ''Weak Signal communication, by K1JT.'' Meteor Scatter software supporting weak signal communications primarily for meteor scatter but also supports EME (Earth-Moon-Earth, or "moon bounce") communications.

Having Fun With Ham Radio: Letting my inner geek out

Understanding Sound Card Interfacing A useful resource page offering good information on construction and the use of sound card interfaces for ham radio digital mode operation.

DXLabs DXLab is a freeware suite of eight interoperating applications that can be installed independently in any order. When multiple applications are running, they sense each other's presence and automatically interoperate to support your Amateur Radio DXing activities:

Don't let the term "freeware" put you off or cause you to underestimate this application. Often freeware justifies the adage "you get what you pay for." That is not the case with DXLabs at all. Far from it. This is a full featured and powerful set of applications which work together. Logging, spot collecting, PSK31/RTTY decoding, transceiver control and several other applications. The creator of the application is incredible at offering support and very frequent updates to the modules keeping the program a work of state of the art in ham radio related software.

I use this application for control of my transceiver for operation on the digital modes, logging and even for setting the transceiver on DX spots.

WB8ROL Olivia Digital Mode Information Page Olivia is a ham radio digital mode designed to work in difficult (low s/n ratios plus multipath propagation) conditions on HF bands (though it also works as well on VHF/UHF).

SSTV Intro to SSTV (Slow Scan TV) for ham radio. This site also contains a collection of resources on other topics of interest to radio amateurs.

JT65A Digital Mode for HF Weak Signal Communications JT65A is a weak-signal digital mode that allows you to pull great DX out from under the noise on the high frequency spectrum. The same sound card and computer to radio interface you use with any of the digital modes is all you need. This is one choice for JT65 decoding program. There are others. The links to another one is posted below. Setup and Other Information.

WSJT-X is the JT65 software I use here. In addition to supporting JT65 it also automatically supports JT9. I won't go into the detailed descriptions of the modes or the software involved here on the Resources page as it is better explained on the appropriate web sites.

JTAlert. Though not mandatory for inclusing with JT65-HF or WSJT-X JTAlert is awfully handy to use as an add-in to the JT65 programs. Look at the info provided on the linked page for more information. HamApps JTAlert works with both JT65-HF and WSJT-X. For my part, I consider it a must part of the JT65 operation.

Dimension 4 Software time sync your computer for time sensitive applications. With digital modes such as JT65 and perhaps some other weak signal modes, having the computer clock accurate is a must. Dimension 4 keeps the computer clock right on the dot and it runs invisible in the background. Once set up, you will forget that it is even there.

Antenna Resources
AC6V's HOMEBREW ANTENNAS LINKS INCLUDING ANTENNA THEORY The A to Z on antennas. Designs and antenna theory. Antennas for VLF and up into the GHz range.

Antenna software resources page
.Balun Kits 1:1, 4:1, 9:1 kits.
160 Meters Band Antenna Resources Every resource you should ever need related to Top Band antenna theory, construction and operations.

K8IQY's "Manhattan Madness" Project Page Offering a repository of facts and information related to the topic of QRP operations. Construction, design and testing of equipment and projects related to QRP radio equipment.

QRP and SWL HomeBuilder Amateur Radio Electronic Design. A large repository of design articles with well done schematics and construction plans. I am impressed by the quality of the drawings, photos and illustrations. That may seem like a frivolous point for electronic construction articles but it becomes very important when you're trying to replicate a project. Especially with the miniature and sub-miniature construction practices of today.
QRP Amateur Radio Club International Wide spectrum resource site dedicated to the interenst of QRP radio activities.

Small Wonder Labs
A Supplier of Quality Kits for the Amateur Radio Enthusiast since 1996. Dave Benson, K1SWL has been active in the business of manufacturing affordable and easy to build compact QRP CW transceiver kits starting with the popular SWL (not indicating "Short Wave Listener") the DSW series and the PSK series. New series are on the way. For a look at my DSW-40 (40 metre CW QRP transceiver) see my QRP Page.

Ham Software (other than digital mode decoders)
Pileup Runner 1.3 Pileup simulator for Windows Windows (all versions from Windows 95 through Windows 7 32bit or 64bit. This program is for the existing and future DX-pedition operators, and for those who are curious how it feels to manage a pileup. FREEWARE.
DX Atlas 2.3 Electronic World atlas for Radio Amateurs. Scrollable World map with smooth zoom, DXCC territories, province/state prefixes, Grid Squares, CQ and ITU Zones in the rectangular, azimuthal and Globe projections, 3D relief, Gray Line, city and island index, unique hierarchical prefix database, local time with DST for all cities, islands and call areas, unique ionospheric maps. Integrates with HamCAP, IonoProbe, Band Master, and many 3-rd party programs.

Electronic Components / Techincal (How To) Resources
Hayseed Hamfest Co. We offer newly manufactured can-capacitors and re-cap kits for boatanchors and audio equipment. We've been doing this since 2008 and have sold about 2800 cans, including 900+ so far this year. Hayseed Hamfest is your #1 supplier of can-type and tubular electrolytic capacitors. These are available in various mounting styles including the classic twist-tab, as well as clamp, octal plug-in, and stud mount.

Our re-cap kits, tailored to specific models of equipment, provide a way of obtaining all the capacitors needed for a typical re-cap project in one convenient package. They include one or more of our can or tubular capacitors along with individual replacements for the other electrolytic and/or paper capacitors needed.

In addition to our stock capacitors and re-cap kits, we also supply custom-made units on an order-out basis with no price penalty and no minimum quantity.

Nationwide Radio & Eq. Sales LLC KE9PQ Amateur Radio Store. Featuring Amateur Radio & Surplus Electronic Gear. Tubes and parts for vintage ham radio equipment.

Field Components Custom cable configurations and assemblies. Field Components, one of the leading cable, adapters and cable assembly suppliers here in the US. We also work with many of our customers to create custom cable configurations and bespoke orders.

General Ham Radio Resources
Hamanuals On Line radio manuals. High quality manuals, documentation, and modifications for amateur radios, on line and on CDROM.

Ham radio call lookup. Ham radio news, forums, swapmeet, resources and product reviews.

SDHAMS - South Dakota Hams the Pierre Amateur Radio Club Website. Activity and resources and nets around the South Dakota area. Public Service Emergency Communications and Education. Topics of interest include Ham radio Hf, Vhf and Uhf antenna projects, code practice, digital, ATV, short wave listening, electronics, education, Ham Radio books, Elmer, hf groups, humor, ham radio license study, how to become a ham radio operator, ham radio magazines, ham radio software, ham radio technical topics, shortwave listening, amateur radio in space and much more!

Ham Radio Nation
Amature Radio Social Networking. A place to find others who share your common interest in Ham Radio. Share photos of your station, gear reviews and comment on anything related to amateur radio.

Links to Your Ham Radio Sites



While compiling the site links to add to this page, one thing I noted with some pain and frustration. Too many web sites are transient. The old "here today, gone tomorrow" cliché applies. I don't know the original intent of some web site creators. Was it just to satisfy a temporary whim? Did they lose interest and move on to a different pursuit? Or was the original site a temporary measure until a permanent domain and professional page could be created?

Web sites and even pages on sites come and go. I hope that the sites I have linked to here will be here for a long time. I apologize if one you click on turns out to be a dead link. If you find that to be the case, please let me know so I can remove it or at least find its new home.

As to this site and this page, though none of us are guaranteed tomorrow and it's not expected that a site will much outlive the creator and owner, this site will be here as long as I am. I hope that will be for a very long time.

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Photography lessons, questions and answers and photo and camera tips

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