Here is a short list of websites that I’ve found to be good resources for information about amateur radio. I hope you will be able to find these useful. If you click on a link and it's not working, please contact me and let me know so I can remove the link from this page. Thanks!
- American Radio Relay League (ARRL): The largest amateur radio club and lobbying force in the US for amateur radio. I'm a member.
- Cheap QSLs: I've bought a lot of QSL cards through the years from here and the cards are always top-notch. My favorite style is style #115. I recommed you get your QSL cards from here!
- DX Lab Suite: A suite of freeware Windows software for the active DXer. This has pretty much everything you'd need to integrate
your computer with your radio and your ham shack. The author, through his mailing list, offers terrific user support!
- The DX Zone: One of the top sites on the Web to find information about amateur radio. There’s something for everyone on this site and it is updated daily (the site even posts on Facebook when it updates!). I highly recommend this site to any amateur or anyone who's interested in amateur radio.
- Ham Radio Outlet: One of my favorite places to shop for amateur radio gear.
- HamQTH.com: Since QRZ.com shut down free (as in not having to have an account and logging in) access to its callsign database, a ham created HamQTH.com to fill that void.
- ICOM America: I currently own an IC-718 and an IC-706MKII. I am happy with all of my radios and recommend ICOM to my fellow hams.
- Max-Gain Systems: A small company that offers some of the best prices on amateur radio parts and pieces, such as UHF connectors that are high quality (made of brass, silver-plated for easy soldering).
- N3FJP Amateur Radio Software: I have used N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log and several of his specialty logging programs for contests and special events. His Field Day software is very popular too.
- QRZ.COM: One of the top sites on the Web for amateur radio operators. Not only does QRZ have the usual forums and “for sale” boards, but QRZ’s callsign lookup system is used by millions of amateur radio operators worldwide to look up one another’s callsigns during contacts (QSOs).
- TW Software: Linux-based ham radio software written by Ted Williams WA0EIR. He's written TWPSK, TWLOG, TwHamQTH, TWCLOCK, TWCW, and PSK31LX. I have used them extensively in my own shack and they're great no-frills programs. Ted is quick to help you out if you need his help.
- Yaesu (Vertex Standard): I own and have owned several radios from Yaesu (VX-150, FT-23R. FT-450D) and have found that Yaesu radios have served me well over the years and continue to do so.