Miscellaneous VHF/UHF operating tools

 

G7RAU Live MUF calculator

 

Meteor Shower Calendar

 G7RAU Live MUF map

Current Space Weather

 50MHz latest open path map

Radio Meteor observatories on-line

Live Aurora map

Animated Lightning Map Europe

JT65 EME Chat

DK5YA Sporadic E summary Maps

DK0WCY online Magnetometer

Radio reflection detection by G7IZU

 OH5IY MS activity

UK Aurora Watch & SMS alerts 

EA6VQ Sporadic-E clouds Evolution maps

 

Atlantic Tropo Ducting map

 Find your QTH Maidenhead Locator

VHF/UHF/SHF DX expeditions

144MHz Sporadic E summaries 

RSGB Propagation Studies Committee

 ARRL Propagation Forecast

Solar Terrestrial Despatch

NOAA Aurora 27 day forecast 

VHF/UHF Line of sight calculator by G4VWL

 RSGB Propagation Forecast 

GB2RS Propagation update

N1RZ DXers info all bands

 

OSWIN VHF 36kW 53.5 MHz Meteor Scatter radar site

 

Greyline Map of Earth

Total Electron Content Map

UK Band plans

 QRP 432 MHz EME logger

 D Region absorption map 

GB7MBC (DXcluster for the North of England)

UK Lightning strike map

TV transmitter Map generator

 

Another good opportunity for catching that rare square is during VHF & UHF contests. Stations will often operate portable from the tops of high terrain and from rarer locator squares in order to attract other stations to work them for a greater number of points. Sometimes special DX expeditions are mounted that may or may not coincide with these contests.

 

   VHF/UHF Contests

RSGB VHF Contests

European Contest Calendar

RSGB VHF Committee

RSGB VHF Contest Committee

European EME contests

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RSGB VHF/UHF Activity Contest nights

Every 1st      Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL 

144MHz Activity

Every 2nd      Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

432MHz Activity

Every 3rd      Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

1.3GHz/2.3GHz Activity

Every 4th      Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

50MHz Activity

Every 5th      Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

70MHz Activity

     

 

Probably the best source of general information about amateur radio operation is from the national or local amateur radio society. This is particularly useful if you intend to operate abroad for the first time and are not sure of the local operating frequencies or clubs that you might be able to visit.

Amateur Radio Societies

 

Radio Society of Great Britain

 

RSGB News

RSGB Contest 

UK Six Meter Group

ARRL HQ

 Vintage & Military ARS

  Royal Signals ARS

 

 Eden Valley Radio Society (EVRS)

 

Wireless Institute of Australia

 Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC)

  Union Francais des Radioamateurs (REF)

 

Union de Radioaficioanados Espanoles (URE)

 

 

Irish Radio Transmitters Society

 

 Cyprus Amateur Radio Society

  Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society

  International Amateur Radio Union

You might want to buy or sell second hand amateur radio equipment and the radio magazine adverts are either too expensive to place your advert in or the equipment is sold by the time the magazine is printed 3 months later. The best place is to look online at the sites shown below.

 

For Sale / Wanted Adverts

G3CWI flea market

E-Bay

 

 

 

 

 

    QSL lookup & card suppliers

QRZ.COM

FDS QSL cards

 Octavia QSL cards

QSL Factory

Buckmaster

Electronic eQSL cards

 

 

 

 

 

   Miscellaneousc

Radio pictures

ON4KST 50/70/144/432 MHz Chat, DXcluster and live maps

 

HF Nets

G7WFM Internet Repeater

Euro Grid Square Map

Eham.net radio reviews

 RSGB HF prediction

Ultimate Radio Mods site

 

 

Amateur Prefix listing

 

RSGB EMC pages

 Worked All Britain

 RSGB DCC

Clandestine Radio

Vanity Callsigns

Greyline View

 

VHF DXers Tables

 

 

Famous Radio Amateurs 'Hams'

 

Notable Ham Radio operators

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DX World

TV & FM DX links

Latest Meteosat

RSGB Repeaters

 

BR68 UK License conditions

 

GB7MBC (DXcluster for the North of England)

RSARS Nets & frequencies

QTH Locator converter

 

Maidenhead Locator Finder

 

Brendan Trophy 2m challenge

ARDF

PRC military radio descriptions

PMR 446MHz

IRC #CQDX Chat

DX Robot (e-mail alerts)

UK frequency guide

 

Map of Europe Most Wanted Squares 2004

 

DL8EBW VHF Database

DX Zone

VHF DX Top list

 

 Popular VHF / UHF radios

 

Yaesu FT-7800

 

Yaesu FT-847

 Icom IC-746

Icom IC-706

 

Icom IC-756 Pro 2

 

Icom IC-756 Pro 3

Icom IC-7800

Icom IC-7800 reviews

Yaesu FT-817

 

 FT- 847 Homepage

 

FT-847 FAQ

 

Yaesu VX-1R

 

Yaesu FT-847 Yahoo group

 

 FT- 8800 Yahoo group

 FT-817 Yahoo group

UK FT-847 yahoo group

Kenwood TS-2000 reviews

 Icom IC-7400 reviews

 

Icom IC-756 Pro 2 reviews

 

Yaesu FT-8800

 

Yaesu FT-897

 

 Icom IC-703

  Yaesu FT-857D

Yaesu FT-857 reviews

 

GPS / Geocaching

Garmin GPS

 GPSS 5.4 (software)

 Geocaching site

 

Geocaching UK maps

 

Geocaching FAQ

Ordnance Survey Get-a-Map

 

Memory Map OS 3D digital mapping

 

 

TomTom

 

What is Geocaching? It is rather like treasure hunting with buried caches hidden all around the World, you are provided with co-ordinates which you place in your GPS receiver and then you try to find the hidden treasure! Good family fun and something just a little bit different.

 

Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF)

ARDF

GPSS

 

APRS DF

 

RDF Projects

RDF webring site listing

 

Homing in

 

RSGB ARDF Committee

UK & International ARDF event calendar

  

Balloon Foxhunt

 

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70 MHz (4 metres)

144 MHz (2 metres)

432 MHz (70 Centimetres)

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