- Ø7Ø Club --a club just for PSK31 enthusiasts
- Adventure Radio Society --they combine a love of Amateur Radio with a love of the outdoors
- Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning (ARHAB) --ham radio to the very edge of space
- Amateur Television Network --an organization of ATV clubs and individuals exploring internet video linking
- American Radio Relay League (ARRL) --the national organization for Amateur Radio
- AMSAT --the Radio Amateur satellite corporation
- Antique Wireless Association (AWA) --supporting historians, enthusiasts and collectors of antique radio equipment, including Amateur Radio gear
- Bicycle Mobile Hams of America (BMHA) --combining Amateur Radio and cycling, two fine pursuits
- Carolina 440 Repeater System --linked UHF repeater network from Raleigh to the coast
- Christian Amateur Radio Fellowship (CARF) --fellowship and service via ham radio since 1966
- Fists --the international Morse Code preservation society
- Foundation for Amateur Radio --scholarships for hams
- Handihams --ham radio for people with disabilities
- International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) --the federation of national Amateur Radio societies
- Islands On The Air (IOTA) --RSGB's famous awards organization for QSOs with islands all around the world
- K-Link - Linking over 60% of Kansas
- Longwave Club of America (LWCA) --the world of radio below 500kHz
- Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA) --for the green radio enthusiasts
- Morehead Planetarium and Science Center --informing and inspiring the public about scientific discovery
- Morse Telegraph Club --landline telegraphy is still alive and well
- Narrow-Bandwidth Television Association --here's what can be done with 32 lines and a spinning disk
- Navy Amateur Radio Club --open to current or former swabbies, coasties, and leathernecks
- Old Old Timers Club (OOTC) --for us really old geezers who were first licensed 40 years ago or more
- Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network(PCRN) --NC's largest 2M repeater network
- QRP Amateur Radio Club International --five watts or less works the world
- Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) --for those of us who were first licensed 25 years ago or more
- Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) --another way you can become a VE
- Radio Club of America -- operating since 1909
- Radio and Television Museum --in Bowie MD
- Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) --founded in 1913
- Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS) --a capital organization in several senses of the word
- Radio Station Index from S-Meter
- Sam's Radio Hams - by K6BWZ
- SETI League --are we alone?
- Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio --free membership, dedicated to promoting technical achievement
- Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) --the ultimate in DX! (sorry, no QSLs...)
- Southern Appalachian Radio Museum --in Asheville NC
- Triangle Amateur Robotics --sophisticated, cutting edge automata
- Triangle ATV Association --they have a fast-scan Amateur Television repeater
- Tri-County Radio Control Club --in Hurdle Mills NC
- TriLUG --Triangle Linux Users Group
- Tripoli Rocketry Association --serious high power rockets
- Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) --do PSK31 without a computer?
- US Islands Awards Program --the home-based version to IOTA
- US Power Squadrons Amateur Radio Club --the ham radio group from USPS
- Western Historic Radio Museum --in Virginia City NV, gorgeous old stuff
- Xtal Set Society --devoted to "roots radio," especially crystal sets
- Young Ladies Radio League YLRL) --an organization of women Amateur Radio licensees
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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
- 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
- The Wireman --supplier of wire, coax, connectors, etc
- Yaesu --maker of the FT ("Fox-Tango") line of radio
Useful Computer Stuff 2017
- Accessible Digipan - PSK31 adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Accessible Digipan Direct Download Link
- Active Elements: Improving Accessibility for Radio Amateurs - Helping those with sight and hearing disabilities enjoy the hobby
- Apache Open Office -- free alternative to MS Office as you now only get the application for a year or per-processor.
- Avast -- Free and paid anti-virus program by ALWIL Software. This web designer uses Avast.. Protects Macs and those using Windows XP and newer.
- Blind Ham User Group
- CCleaner -- free "crap cleaning" software removes temporary files, cookies, etc.
- CDBurnerXP -- burn CDs and DVDs including BluRay and HD-DVD for free.
- Comodo Chromodo - Chrome without the Goo from the Chromium open source project.
- Craigslist -- This site is should be used with caution
- doPDF -- free program that creates PDFs from your documents. Print when needed. Saves paper.
- Eraser -- free program to erase files or even an entire hard drive
- ExpressPCB -- design your own PCBs with this free layout software
- Firefox -- The most popular and secure browser prior to Chrome with frequent security updates. Many add-ons that are signed for user security.
- 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 -- 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.
- 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
- Privacy Badger - Another must-have from the people at EFF, an add-on for every web browser to block cookies and ads
- Protonmail - Free and paid e-mail account with end-to-end encryption. Two-factor authentication [ 2FA ] for your safety. Hosted in Switzerland. Free from EU and US law.
- 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
- Snapfiles -- One of the largest link collections of freeware software updated today without the download gimmicks. I point you to the free stuff, you can switch to shareware.
- 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. Other options are dis-posable e-mail accounts.
- Tor -- You are now free to browse the Internet anonymously.
- Ubuntu Linux -- free Linux distro (based upon Debian) to start you opening doors instead of going through Windows
- Ultimate Guide to Online Privacy - vpnMentor A blog dedicated to educating the casual netizen to all things for personal security
- VeraCrypt - VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
- 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 Television Quarterly --its name says it all
- 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
- "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
- Ham Radio Now TV with Gary Pierce KN4AQ
- History of Telecommunications
- 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
- Model Rocket Maintenance and Technology
- 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 53,000 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
- World Radio TV Handbook --directory of global LW, MW, SW and FM broadcasting