Links

Some useful links... (Updated 6th September 2018)

Contests
SM3CER Contest calendar
RSGB VHF Contest Calendar

Digital Modes
WSJT...Software suite from Joe Taylor K1JT... Weak signal modes

EI websites
EI9GQ ... Ed is a homebrew guru and has plenty of interesting circuits and information on his website.

Facebook Links (EI)
Digital Ham Radio Ireland Facebook Group
GI on the Air Facebook page
IRTS Facebook Group
South Eastern Amateur Radio Group (SEARG) Facebook Group

Forums / Message Boards
Transmission 1...Forum for Amateur Radio in the UK
Boards dot ie ... An Irish related message board for radio hobbyists
FrequencyDB ... Radio related forum mainly for scanner enthuasists
QRZ - Homebrew and Kits ...

Information
CTCSS tones and frequencies

Kits...QRP (Low Power)
GQRP Club .. They stock lots of useful components for their members.
QRP-LABS ... Amazing set of kits at modest prices.
SOTABEAMS ... They stock a lot of excellent products and components
Kanga Products ... UK based kits. Mainly cw. Lots of useful parts for sale.
www.hamshop.cz ... Lots of parts from the Czech Republic at very modest prices.
Walford Electronics ... Mainly CW transceivers from 80m to 20m.
Pacific Antenna ... Lots of small professional looking kits
Four State QRP Group ... US based QRP group with some nice kits at modest prices.
Five-Dash-Inc ... Some interesting SDR receiver and transceiver kits
CRKits ... Chinese QRP kits
QRPme ... USA based kits. Mainly cw with some simple test gear.
HobbyPCB ... Contrary to what the name might suggest, this company sells a number of high end radio kits
Vectronics ... US based supplier of a large range of radio kits
QRP Ham Radio Kits ... A selection of kits and parts from EA3GCY
QRPver ... Range of low power kits and accessories from the Ukraine.
QRP Guys ... Range of kits and accessories from the USA

BITX ... A very popular HF transceiver kit from India.
... HF Signals ... Home of the BITX transceivers
... ubitx.net ... News about the BITX kits
... groups.io/g/BITX20 ... Forum for the BITX

Maps
F6FVY...Find your locator square from Google maps.
CQ Zone Map of the World ...from EI8IC.
ITU Zome Map of the World ...from EI8IC

Morse Code (CW)
ARRL Morse Code Practice Files ...Morse code sent at different speeds.

News
ICQ Podcast... UK based news service and podcast
IARUMS... Monthly reports of interference on the amateur bands.

Podcasts... QRP & Homebrew
Chat with the Designers ... A New Jersey based podcast on various radio designs and kits.
Ham Radio Workbench ... US based
Soldersmoke ... One of the longest running podcasts in an easy going style.

Propagation - HF
Current HF Ionospheric Conditions
Predtest... Predicted coverage on each of the HF bands for someone based in the UK
Live Critical Freq Map ... Live map showing the FoF2 Critical Frequency i.e. Frequency at which a signal sent straight up comes back down off the ionosphere.

Propagation - VHF 
F5LEN...Tropo forecast for Europe.
WSPR website....Useful map for checking propagation.
G7IZU...Sporadic-E map for Europe
PSK Reporter ... Check the FT8 spots to see what band is open and where.

QRP Clubs

QRSS Links (Very slow cw beacons)
KnightsQRSS Blog ... Some useful background info
WA5DJJ ... Intro to QRSS

Receivers
WebSDR... Online receivers covering the Amateur bands

Repeaters
UK Repeaters.Net ...Website listing all the VHF repeaters in the UK
IRTS Repeater List... Irish repeater list

Satellites
DK3WN...Current status of amateur satellites & info

Tools
DTMF ...Online DTMF tone generator
Radius around a Point Map
OK2BPQ... Generate QSO map centered on your location

VHF...Band 2... 88 to 108 MHz
Paul Logan... Trans-Atlantic FM reception

Weather (WX)
European lightning map ... Live map of lightning strikes in Europe

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