ARRL's Mission Statement: To advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.
A bona fide interest in Amateur Radio is the only essential qualification of membership; an Amateur Radio license is not a prerequisite, although full voting membership is granted only to licensed radio amateurs in the US.
DXNews is a 100% free resource of popular Amateur Radio DX news.
The DXNews.com website does not carry commercial advertisements of any kind.
DXnews is a preferred source of breaking news and provides a rich source of information for DX'ers and other web and email based DX news publications.
QRZ.com is an amateur radio callsign website, which houses almost every callsign in the world. Founded by Fred L Lloyd in 1992, a huge amount of effort was put in to work with the FCC database, to create a CD-ROM with all call signs issued. The company now runs a website and the CD-ROM is carried on board the International Space Station, and was aboard the Russian Mir space station during its life. It is one of the most recognized websites for amateur radio enthusiasts. Information is pulled directly from the FCC database, and from databases of other nations if these databases are online. In addition to the information pulled from government databases, users are allowed to edit entries for accuracy and currency.
The DXZone is the largest human created and maintained library of web sites dedicated to Amateur Radio, currently lists 20.000+ links organized into 600+ categories and subcategories. Ham Radio operators review new sites every day since 1998, for potential inclusion in the Directory, and to evaluate the best place to list them.
AMSAT’s goal is to foster Amateur Radio’s participation in space research and communication. The Organization was founded to continue the efforts, begun in 1961, by Project OSCAR, a west coast USA-based group which built and launched the very first Amateur Radio satellite, OSCAR, on December 12, 1961, barely four years after the launch of Russia’s first Sputnik.
Today, the “home-brew” flavor of these early Amateur Radio satellites lives on, as most of the hardware and software now flying on even the most advanced AMSAT satellites is still largely the product of volunteer effort and donated resources. Though we are fond of traditions our designs and technology continue to push the outside of the envelope. .
We will be having our weekly net on the 145.310 machine PL 167.9.