NEW HAMS ,  this is a must see video,   
This is some of the best , absolutely the best, no nonsense information and advice  I would give to a new ham,  
WATCH IT.         Link
learn a lot,  become a ham.

 


      American Radio Relay League (home page)

            Join or Renew link
FCC ULS link
you can renew your license at this link, or print your license, and much more. 
an excellent magazine !
QCWA   Quarter of a Century Wireless Association
Sorry you new guys, to join, you must have been a Ham for 25 years
   

The Defacto place to find a hams info, plus --  for sale, blogs


Every Ham should have his contact info and maybe a little BIO about himself, and a picture,  your nearly famous,  you have a ham license,  tell the world.
you need an account , sign up,  its painless .

 
Ham Videos worth watching
ASK-  DAVES    videos at this
link to a list of all his shows   
  Ham Audio ASK THE DOCTOR from ARRL
lots of good things to listen and learn 
Link to index of  audio podcasts 
  How about a bit of radio History, click this
Maidenhead Grid Square Locator Map   LINK
know your grid is important if your going to work 6 meters
 
 

 

 http://www.google.org/publicalerts   Idaho Road Reports
a direct link to the Pocatello I-15 web cam
http://lb.511.idaho.gov/
Poca RADAR  
                           Poca Forecast   
                                                     US MAP Alerts
Free Lightning Explorer national map, this link will be removed soon.
WM7D  
Lots of everything pertaining to Ham Radio
heres a very interesting, live lighting web,
http://www.blitzortung.org/
 
http://w4cue.com/vendor.html#q             
looking for something ?  THE VENDOR
 

   a great web for satellite watching.
N3GK
more stuff than you can imagine !
Where is the DX ?  This is a list of advertised DX operations around the world,    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxo.html
 
Parts, at what seems like a fair price

http://www.jpmsupply.com/default.asp

 

  RADIO AND Electronic Kits, and more
http://www.youkits.com/ http://www.electronickits.com  
a lot of Kits, lots and lots of interesting things
This is a place in Finland that sells ham radio kits, Some look very interesting..
http://www.jumaradio.com/juma/
Looking for electronic do dads ? check out
http://www.mpja.com
And a chineese company that sells all sorts of cheap kits, not so much ham radio, but electronics,  their catalog is confusing
heres a link thats for Arduino stuff, but lists all sorts of things to build.
http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Arduino-Compatible-Kits-and-DIY-Kits-c-3091.html
 
  Need Parts or a Soldering Iron,  lots of stuff  ,, take a look
Soldering Iron
need parts for an antenna, coax adapters, coax connectors, and a hole bunch of other stuff. Note from KIP, this company has a lot of neat things, check them out
 
http://www.amateurradiosupplies.com/
need parts for an antenna, coax adapters, coax connectors, and a hole bunch of other stuff. Note from KIP, this company has a lot of neat things, check them out

http://www.rfparts.com/

Computer Software

Ham Software

I have used these for years, they work & free, 
BE CAREFUL what you are down loading,
make sure you get what you want,
READ.  when installing don't use the auto installer, most of the free offers has things attached  like search bars, free computer speedup diagnostics ETC ETC,  make sure to UNcheck anything you don't want.

FYI, I use ZoneAlarm for my firewall and Identity theft,  turning off all the antivirus stuff, and I use AVG free for Antivirus and turn off the firewall stuff..  on one of my computers I just use Zonealarm for everything.  if you have them both without configuring them, they fight each other ...

see this link , get tune in on free things.. 

http://www.howtogeek.com/218675/beware-free-antivirus-isnt-really-free-anymore/ 

Even with these problems, I still recommend these two FREE programs.  Sometimes the free version is hard to find,  keep looking
 

 
Free Firewall software, ZoneAlarm
http://www.zonealarm.com/security/zadownload

Free anti-virus software,, AVG
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/us/frt/0

Can't promise these links will work,  DONT use the auto installer,  use the advanced install  and UNcheck things you dont want
These are FREE, not free trials ,,   unclick auto updates, ask for notification when updates are available .

Logging Software, for everyday hamming, great stuff
it has a little learning curve,  call me for details,
webmaster  k0ip  pocatello   251-6441

Not free but cheap ! and good ! an excellent package
Logging Software, used by many PARC members, http://n3fjp.com/

  want a great circle map from ur location down load it
I've tested this and it seems good.
Satellite tracking software for DOS,  this was at one time the hot ticket, it is written for DOS. I think it will run in a dos window ??  works great, simple to use.  myself and N7LB tracked and talked with the space shuttle at Franklin Jr Hi 
using this software.
Instanttrack V1.55 the latest version, 
you can't buy this so if you need a DOS tracker 
here it is . Instant track  

 

CW to Ring Tone Converter
make ur phone send CW !http://www.planetofnoise.com/midi/morse2mid.php
or
http://lcwo.net/text2cw
Ham Humor !   Memory Channels  - how many is toooo  many
Famous J-a-y   L-e-n-o   CW vs Text Messaging ,   
This is a download, save it to your computer, make sure you
know where you saved it
,  its name is lenocw.xyz..
once you save it, RENAME it lenocw.wmv    then it will be
yours forever, saved on your computer               --------->>>
Note: Leno vs cw,   if I leave the file name lenocw.wmv, and you click the link, all sorts of various problems popup ! depending on your computer configuration ??

so the .xyz  was a sure bet to force a download of the file to your computer ....   its safe,,  John kip tested 

 Dilbert        What makes a Ham  !                 You Tube CW as seen BY ??
CW from the old'en days , back when every ham had to know CW.. by W2NSD Wayne Link
PARC Webmaster

If you know any good links , please contact KIP 

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