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 am a registered user of N3FJP's software. All of his software runs well and is worth registering. His Field Day software is immensely popular.
- 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).
- QSL.NET: QSL is a website where amateur radio operators can set up a free website (though donations are greatly appreciated)! The website must be static HTML (no PHP, Ruby, CGI, et cetera). This website is hosted at QSL.NET. QSL.NET is owned by Scott Neader KA9FOX.
- QTH.COM (click on the "Ham Radio Info" button): QTH has a host of amateur radio information available. The QTH swap board is very active and a safe place to sell or buy equipment. There's other services available. QTH is owned by Scott Neader KA9FOX.
- 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. I wrote a FAQ about installing this software in Devuan Linux.
- 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.