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COUNTY HUNTING Training
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Some of my favorite Amateur Radio links

Tarheel Antennas Instruction Manuals

ARRL American Radio Relay League Noncommercial association of Radio Amateurs.
ARRL North Carolina Section Karl Bowman, W4CHX, ARRL North Carolina Section Manager w4chx @ arrl.net
QRZ Call sign Server Search by call sign or name. Email addresses, home page locations, QSL cards and maps of station locations.
Yesterday's FCC actions and vanity calls.Updated
daily.
WM7D's FCC Callsign Database Search by call sign or name. Email addresses and maps of station locations.
Yesterday's FCC actions and vanity calls.Updated
daily.
LOGic 8.0 Logging Program by PDA Excellent Amateur Radio logging program. Prints custom QSL cards. Tracks any award and contest.  Built in FCC call database that can be updated weekly.  Over 100,000 QSO's in my log.
FCC Federal Communications Commission Licensing and regulation.
ULS Amateurs must be registered in the ULS in order to file applications with the FCC--including renewals, modifications, and vanity call sign requests.
FCC Amateur Radio Division Amateur Radio Services.
RON'S Ham Radio Page Very good site with a lot of information for Amateur Radio.
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National Organizations

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Amateur Radio Resources

  • QSL.NET - Amateur Radio only web site. Amateur Radio pages are free.
  • DXZone Guide - The DXZone Guide to Ham Radio World.
  • www.eHam.net Home - Amateur Radio on the Internet - Callbook -   DX Spots -  Classifieds -  Ham News - Chat - Ham Exams - QSL Managers - Propagation - Survey - Speak Out - eHam Detective - Ham Spotlight - Links - Friends Remembered - Product Reviews
  • HamRad - Excellent site by WA7RHK. - Organizations, Events, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Radio Mods. Many, many links.
  • Amateur Radio Resources - Over 3,800 Amateur Radio resource links.

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ATV

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County Hunting

  • GARMIN NUVI GPS County lines - Download this zip file (1.26 MB) and extract it to a flash card in your computer that works in your Garmin Nuvi GPS.  The file 'gmapsupp.img' should be in a folder 'garmin' on the flash card.   Remove the flash card from the computer and plug the card in the GPS with the GPS turned off.  When you turn the GPS on, the county lines should be there.  The unzipped file is just under 2 MB.  Any size card is big enough.
    Another way is to unzip the file to a temporary folder on your computer.  Then just copy the 'garmin' folder to your card.
    The card has to be in the GPS to work.  Remove the card if you want to remove the county lines. If you buy a new Nuvi, just plug your card in if it uses the same type card.  Otherwise just copy it to the new type card.
    NOTE: The newer units usually use the mini-SD card instead of the standard SD.   You may need an adapter to use in your computer.
    It has worked for me on a couple of different models of Nuvi GPS units. As far as I know, all county hunters that have used this file have been successful using it on the Garmin Nuvi GPS units when instructions are followed.  Not responsible if it does not work for you. 
    The data came from the GPSFileDepot and I finally figured out their complicated instructions and now have it in one file to put on a flash card.  If you have problems, please call or email and we will try to figure out the problem. 
  • MARAC - The Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club, Inc., was organized in 1970 as a Kansas nonprofit corporation MARAC is a support group for County Hunting and mobile activity. Over 2600 members strong worldwide. MARAC is staffed entirely by volunteers. MARAC is not affiliated with CQ Magazine or any of the County Hunting Nets.
  • The County Hunter Web - A resource serving the needs of US county hunting around the world. Form, Planned Trips and Special Needs pages.
  • County Hunters - Much more county hunting info.
  • WY7LL County Hunter VIDEO presentation - A very good 20 minute video on using computers for working counties and chasing county awards.  (85 M Windows Media Video file)

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Digital/Packet Radio

  • PSK31 - The Official PSK31 WWW Homepage. New digital operating mode. Only a soundcard and radio needed. Download the software.
  • MMTTY - RTTY Software program using computer soundcard and radio.  If you can operate PSK31, just install this simple program and you are on RTTY!  Excellent freeware program and easy to use.
  • APRS - APRS Amateur Radio Packet Position Reporting System APRS GPS.

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DX

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Training

  • Outstanding CW Trainer program FREE - Koch's method of learning Morse is a simple, direct way of building reflexive responses to individual characters. This method does not allow you to build that lookup table in your brain. To copy at full speed, you must build the reflexes in order to achieve 90 percent accuracy. And that's what you're spending your time doing, building reflexes. How long will all this take? That will depend on the individual. Koch himself, with hand-picked students, got a group to master 12 wpm code in a mere 13.5 hours. 
    In his menu, Click on Koch CW Trainer to download the file. 
  • Ham University - Ham University is the premier Windows program for helping you
    pass your FCC Exams. It contains all the questions for all three new FCC written exams. You can browse the questions, quiz yourself on your weak areas, or set yourself a mock exam. Ham University also provides you with three ways to learn Morse code. Free demo program download. 

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Operating

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Amateur Radio Clubs

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RACES & Amateur Radio Emergency Services

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Policy/Regulatory

  • Regulatory & Advocacy - Amateur Radio is subject to regulation at the international and national levels with regard to telecommunications and at the state and local levels with respect to land use regulations. ARRL advocates on behalf of Amateur Radio at all of these levels.

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SPACE

  • AMSAT -Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
  • ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

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Scanners

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Vintage Amateur Radio Sites

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Amateur Radio Personal Web Pages

  • WA4AKB - Links to NASA, space shuttle info and countdown
  • WB4BAH - Amateur Radio, Genealogy and Railroad links
  • N4GVK - Tom's Darkroom & Amateur Page

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