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- 47 CFR Part 97.1 --the FCC's official reasons for establishing the Amateur Radio Service
- The Amateur's Code --first published in 1928 and still the standard of conduct we all should strive to meet
- K0WA's Web Site -- If you have been in the hobby for years and don't know Lee, you do not know CW. Lee is a truly unique individual.
- Alinco --calling themselves the value leader in Amateur Radio equipment
- Allied Electronics --still at 100 N Western Ave, Chicago, after all these years
- Amazon Amateur Radio Gear --ham radio equipment from Amazon.com
- Anderson Power Products --makers of the Powerpole Connector
- Antique Electronic Supply --tubes and more
- Bencher, Inc --high quality iambic paddles and Butternut antennas and filters
- Buddipole --portable dipole systems
- Cable X-Perts --coax cable, connectors, etc
- dBj Radio and Electronics --home boys from Jamestown NC
- Down East Microwave --equipment for UHF and beyond
- DZ Kits --home of the Sienna transceiver
- Elecraft --makers of the famous K1, K2 and K3 transceivers
- Electronics USA --makers of Whiterook keys and keyers
- Fair Radio Sales --military surplus since 1947
- FAR Circuits --PC boards for most published ham radio projects
- Gap Antenna --home of antennas and the "Hear It" DSP products
- Harbor Freight --"America's favorite tool store"
- Hendricks QRP Kits --affordable QRP kits at exceptional value
- ICOM - maker of the highly popular IC-706
- K1EL Kits --kits for Morse keyers and more
- KD1JV Designs --innovative QRP kits and projects
- Kenwood --some solid radios, from the 1970's TS-520 to today's TS-2000
- MFJ --tuners, antenna analyzers, etc
- MoeTronix --home of the DVDongle
- Morse Express --fine keys from all over the world
- Northern Tool & Equipment --where warriors prepare for battle
- Oak Hills Research --QRP kits (great wattmeter and dummy load kits)
- Ocean State Electronics --components, kits, hardware and tools, etc.
- Paddlette --paddles for portable Morse operation
- PolyPhaser --lightning protection for the shack by people who know what they're talking about
- QRPme --transmitters and receivers you build using tuna cans as chassis
- Radio Shack -- small parts availability
- Ramsey Electronics --both fun and serious kits and supplies
- The SignMan of Baton Rouge --custom monogramming from Rick N5VA
- Small Wonder Labs --nifty single board PSK transceiver kits
- SteppIR --antennas that tune themselves
- Tarheel Antennas --local home of the screwdriver antenna
- Ten-Tec --high quality radio equipment made in USA
- Tigertronics --home of SignaLink digital interface products and more
- Ventenna --VHF and UHF antennas disguised as pvc vent pipes
- Vibroplex --over a hundred years of quality Morse code keys and bugs, now owned by W4OA
- VIZ Keys --quality Morse keys and bugs by K4VIZ
- Weather Vane Antenna --functional weather vanes that are stealth VHF and UHF antennas
- West Mountain Radio --home of the RIGblaster
- Wilderness Radio --home of the Wilderness Sierra transceiver kit and others
- The Wireman --supplier of wire, coax, connectors, etc
- Yaesu --maker of the FT ("Fox-Tango") line of radio
Useful Computer Stuff 2014
- Apache Open Office --free alternative to MS Office because Redmond, WA has gotten enough of your money already
- Avast! --free anti-virus program by ALWIL Software. This web designer has used Avast! for a while. Not enough to protect XP users.
- CCleaner --free "crap cleaning" software removes temporary files, cookies, etc.
- CDBurnerXP --burn CDs and DVDs including BluRay and HD-DVD for free.
- Comodo Dragon - Chomium browser on steriods. Chrome with secure DNS and no history trails.
- Comodo Ice Dragon - A faster, more secure version of Firefox. Secure DNS which is lite and fast.
- Craigslist -- This site is should be used with caution
- doPDF --free program that creates PDFs from your documents. Print when you need to, and save paper.
- Earth Alerts - monitor "Mother Earth" as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tropical cyclones, wildfires, landslides, severe weather, local weather, etc. happen
- Eraser --free program to erase files or even a whole hard drive
- ExpressPCB --design your own PCBs with this free layout software
- GreenPrint --free software to save those wasted sheets of printer paper that only have one line on them
- HDD Health --free software to warn you if your hard drive's fixin' to die
- HDMI Splitter - HDMI splitter to multiple sources
- HTTPS Everywhere - Google and many sites have shifted to sending you to https links. EFF is the official start of HTTPS Everywhere after the initial Snowden revelations of US citizen snooping by the NSA.
- Karen's Time Sync --synchronize your system's clock with an online atomic clock using this free software
- Karen's Whois - Query the 200+ top-level domain registries
- Kim Komando --"America's digital goddess" is an excellent source for free software and valuable tips
- LinPSK --free PSK-31 software for Linux
- Mozilla Palemoon 32-bit- A lightweight browser with the same features as Firefox. Also available for x64 systems
- Multimon --run up to three monitors on your computer with different taskbars on each with this free software
- Nitro PDF Reader -- Don't let the name fool you! Mark-up and fill in PDF forms with this loaded software. Version 3+ available for Windows x86 and x64 opens and fills in Acrobat Reader files!
- PortableApps --work from any Windows computer with these applications you carry with you on a flash drive
- QuadLock Unit Converter --instantly convert between different units of measurement
- Reactor Server --run your own web portal with this free Apache distro
- Recuva --prounounced "recover," this free software recovers deleted files
- Spybot Search and Destroy -- free anti-spyware software that works on all versions of Windows without breaking programs
- Stellarium --view celestial objects in your sky on this awesome, free planetarium program.
- Thunderbird - The Mozilla supported e-mail client that is also the only free client that you can add encryption. Encrytion draws un-wanted attention. Other options are dis-posable e-mail accounts.
- Tor - You are now free to browse the Internet anonymously.
- TrueCrypt --free on-the-fly encryption software for Windows, Mac and Linux
- Ubuntu Linux --free Linux distro (based upon Debian) to start you opening doors instead of going through Windows
- U-Exchange --barter/trade site that's free to use
- WebAnywhere --free software for the visually impaired that reads websites to you
- Zelscope --turn your PC into a dual-trace 'scope with this free-for-individual-use software
- Alternative Energy News --news and info resources about renewable energy technologies
- Adventures of Zack and Max --ham radio comix and coloring books for downloading
- Amateur Radio Video News (ARVN) --by Gary Pierce KN4AQ
- Amateur Television Quarterly --its name says it all
- Amazon Amateur Radio Books --old and new ham radio books from Amazon.com
- antenneX --the magazine all about antennas
- Antique Radio Classified --national monthly publication for buyers and sellers of old radios
- ARRL Audio Letter --the League's weekly update in MP3 format
- ARRL Publications --includes RSGB titles, too
- ARRL VE Manual --become an official ARRL Volunteer Examiner if you hold a General Class ticket or higher
- The Art and Skill of Radiotelegraphy by William Pierpont N0HFF --a fascinating and informative downloadable book
- Astronomy Magazine --the world's best-selling astronomy magazine
- Changing Skies --three times yearly newsletter from National Weather Service Raleigh
- Computer Pilot --the PC flight simulator pilot's magazine
- CQ - discontinued --the Radio Amateur's journal, published monthly
- CQ VHF --quarterly magazine from CQ about 6M and up
- "Dummies" Books --including "Ham Radio for Dummies"
- Electric Radio --classy monthly magazine about vintage Amateur Radio equipment
- Electronics and Radio Today --an e-zine resource for info on radio and electronics
- Fly RC --the leading radio control airplane magazine
- The K9YA Telegraph --web based newsletter e-zine, free subscription
- Library of Congress --your tax dollars at work!
- Make Magazine --technology on your own time
- Marine Amateur Radio Guide --published by the US Power Squadrons
- Microwave Antenna Handbook --by W1GHZ
- NASA Tech Briefs --free publication publicizing NASA technical discoveries
- NCJ --"National Contest Journal" bimonthly publication of ARRL whose name speaks for itself
- Nuts and Volts --the magazine for the electronics hobbyist
- Optical Through the Air Communications --a handbook of practical information
- Project Gutenberg --a hundred thousand free e-books for you to enjoy
- QEX --a forum for communications experimenters, a bimonthly publication of ARRL
- QST --the official monthly journal of Amateur Radio since 1915, included with ARRL membership
- QST Searchable Archive --from 1917 through 2004, for ARRL members
- Robots Magazine --hobby, science and consumer robots
- Rockets Magazine --the official magazine of the Tripoli Rocketry Association
- RadCom --monthly publication of the RSGB, included with RSGB membership
- Radio Amateur Information Network --producer of the weekly "RAIN Report"
- The Roundtable --quarterly e-journal of the Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio
- Scatterpoint --publication for the microwave enthusiast from the UK Microwave Group
- Schematic Magazine --online electronics circuit projects for everyone
- Servo Magazine --covering the world of personal robotics
- SKCC Centurion --official newsletter of the Straight Key Century Club
- Sky and Telescope --the essential magazine of astronomy
- Sport Rocketry Magazine --subscription included with NAR membership
- This Week in Amateur Radio --an "up-to-the-minute" news magazine of the airwaves
- USMC Field Antenna Handbook (PDF) --military guide to antenna selection and use in situ (192 pages!)
- Worldradio Magazine --an interesting and worthwhile monthly publication with many regular columns
- World Radio TV Handbook --directory of global LW, MW, SW and FM broadcasting