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Apps for Mobile Devices Philosophy Online Code Practice
Callsign Servers FCC Forms and Services How To Tutorials
Manufacturers DX'ing, Contesting, Operating, Awards Retail Dealers
Special Resources Software/Digital Resources Contest / Logging Software
Used / Surplus Vendors General Organizations Useful Computer Links
Part / Component Vendors Antenna / Tower / Rotor Vendors VIntage QSL Card Collections

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Apps for Mobile Devices

Callsign Services


Special Resources

Used / Surplus Vendors

Part / Component Vendors


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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.

FCC Forms and Services

DX'ing, Contesting, Operating, Awards

Software/Digital Resources

General Organizations

Antenna / Tower / Rotor Vendors




Online Code Theory and Practice

Amateur Radio Exam Practice:

How To Tutorials

Retail Dealers

Contesting / Logging Software

Useful Computer Stuff 2014

  • Apache Open Office -- free alternative to MS Office as you now only get the application for a year or per-processor.
  • Avast! -- Paid anti-virus program by ALWIL Software. This web designer has used Avast! for a while. Enough to protect XP.
  • 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 needed. Saves paper.
  • Earth Alerts -- monitor "Mother Earth" as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tropical cyclones, wildfires, landslides, severe weather, local weather, etc. happen. Needs a lot of RAM!
  • 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
  • Snapfiles -- One of the largest link collections of free and shareware software updated today without the download gommicks. I will point you to the free stuff and you can switch to the 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. 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


Vintage QSL Card Collection

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Updated :: Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:16
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