Links

LCARC is an ARRL affiliated club:

Reach ARRL here: http://www.arrl.org

ARRL link to FCC Part 97: http://www.arrl.org/part-97-amateur-radio

ACS – Lincoln  County Auxiliary Communications Service – our affiliated organization

ACS: Lincoln County Auxiliary Communication Service

Getting your license:

W5YI testing group: http://www.w5yi.org

QRZ exam page: http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/

Here are some ideas which may help you prepare: http://www.qsradio.com/passyourtest.htm

Some of the main amateur radio websites:

ARRL: http://www.arrl.org

QRZ home page: http://www.qrz.com/index.html

eHam.net http://www.eham.net

Other Websites with lots of good info:

Amateur Radio Online Library: http://www.qsl.net/w/wb4kdi//AROL/#Historical

You will find old magazines, Books, and Historical, Technical and Reference materials. This is old but useful information. Also has lots of QRP tips and projects.

Places to shop:

HRO Ham Radio Outlet: http://www.hamradio.com

HRO is our local dealer. They are located about 2 1/4 hours away in Tigard Oregon which is SW of Portland. It would be hard to find better pricing for rigs and common stuff. If you spend over $100 they will ship to you for free. This is a good place to visit and see what is available. They are good to work with and have helped out our club in the past.

The RF Connection: http://www.therfc.com

If you need coax, antenna wire, connectors, and any one of many other items this is the place to shop. They have a funky website compared to these big outlets but it is safe.  However, I always call in my order. They are small – 3 to 5 people – but they know how to locate and price things. The owner is Joel who is an active amateur. I can find connectors for less from Joel then to buy from dealers in China. They also ship via USPS priority mail which saves us a lot of money and gets it to us quickly. Take a look at his website. If you are willing to wait, you can place an order with me. Joe

Quicksilver Radio: http://www.qsradio.com/index.htm

This is one of my favorite places. Sign up for their free monthly newsletter. Look for their “Tech-Talk” in their monthly “Ham Radio Newsletter”. You can access Tech-Talk directly at this address http://www.qsradio.com/emspl1501-2.htm and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Be sure to sign up for their monthly email. Good info!

West Mountain Radio: http://www.westmountainradio.com

This is home for RIGblasters for running PSK-31 and other digital modes.

Repeater Information:

Oregon Coast Repeater Group: http://www.ocrg.org

Lincoln/Tillamook Repeater Map: http://www.ocrg.org/documents/rptr_map_lincoln.pdf

OCRG Weather: http://www.ocrg.org/telemetry_feed/ocrgwx.html

Repeaters by State: http://www.levinecentral.com/repeaters/google_mapping.php?State=OR&BP2=1

Antenna information:

The “Best” Random Wire Antenna Lengths: Best Antenna Length

Programs for amateur radio:

Winlink:

Winlink: http://www.winlink.org

Winlink for Dummies: http://www.winlink.org/node/23

PSK31:

Introduction to PSK31: http://bpsk31.com

The following programs can be used for multiple digital modes including CW.

fldigi computer program: http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html

digipan computer program: http://www.digipan.net

 Digital Interfaces:

Tigertronics SignaLink USB: http://www.tigertronics.com/slusbmain.htm

West Mountain Radio: http://www.westmountainradio.com

You can also build your own:

 uTube from K7AGE:

Demonstration of receiving PSK31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQpBGh9RMEQ

Sample PSK31 from K7AGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHNvp7FfP6E

About interfaces: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmsFhz_dyAg

How to set up your transmitter for PSK31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3CwHaX7t5M

Operating with PSK31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaAXMzGIUGA

 KIT SOURCES:

Here is a list of web addresses and ideas for building projects.

RASON Projects: http://www.rason.org/Projects/projects.html Improved PL Tone Encoder board, 5 Watt – 40 meter transmitter, and several other projects

Antenna analyzer: http://www.foxdelta.com/products/aaz-0713.htm

Antique Electronic Supply: https://www.tubesandmore.com

All Electronics – Kits: http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/305/kits/1.html

CanaKit: http://www.canakit.com

Carl’s Electronics: http://www.electronickits.com/index.htm

Communications Concepts: http://www.communication-concepts.com

Dan’s Small Parts and Kits: http://www.danssmallpartsandkits.net

Down East Microwave: downeastmicrowave.com

DZ Kit Company: http://www.dzkit.com

eBay kits: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/qrp-transceiver Try searching: ham radio DIY kits, diy electronic kits

Elecraft – Radio Kits, etc. : http://www.elecraft.com

Electronics USA: http://electronicsusa.com

Emtech: http://emtech.steadynet.com/index.shtml

FAR Circuits: http://www.farcircuits.net

Fox Delta: http://www.foxdelta.com

Frequency Counter: http://www.foxdelta.com/products/fc4.ht

Hendricks QRP Kits: http://www.qrpkits.com

HF Projects: http://www.hfprojectsyahoo.com

Hobby PCB: https://www.hobbypcb.com/?Itemid=119

K1EL Ham Radio Kits: http://k1el.tripod.com

Kits and Parts dot Com: http://www.kitsandparts.com

Light Switch: http://www.foxdelta.net/lightswitch.html

Milestone Technologies: http://www.mtechnologies.com/kits.htm

Mini-Kits: http://www.minikits.com.au/index.php?route=common/home

N0XAS HamGadgets: http://www.hamgadgets.com

North Country Radio: http://www.northcountryradio.com

Ramsey Electronics: http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/b/6290126011

SCI-6 PC Sound Card Interface Kit: http://www.unifiedmicro.com/sci6.htm

Spectrum Communications: http://www.spectrumcomms.co.uk/Amateur.htm

TAPR Kits: http://www.tapr.org/index.html

Ten-tec kits: http://www.tentec.com/categories/Kits/

Universal Coil Winding Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv7Gsx-kuUw

Vectronics: http://www.vectronics.com

Xtal set: http://www.midnightscience.com

Lists of Kit manufactures:

http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/homebrew_kits.html

http://www.w1wc.com/kits/

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