… Link to our Page on Emergency and Readiness
Find a list of links and information about Emergency and Readiness Groups are HERE (ARES/RACES, Red Cross, etc.) http://n2re.org/readiness-red-cross-ares-races-etc
USEFUL LINKS (Operating, Organizations, Aids):
This page has web links to external and internal resources useful for on-air operations.
Table of Contents
- USEFUL LINKS (Operating, Organizations, Aids):
- RF Safety
- Callsign Lookup Methods
- Propagation and On Air Operations
- Amateur Radio Organizations:
- And on a lighter note:
- Photos of Past Club Activities (follow link)
Callsign Lookup Methods
The ARRL uses the FCC database to find Amateur Radio operators in the USA by call, name, town, etc.
Other Call Sign Lookups (International):
Propagation and On Air Operations
Current Band Conditions (Refresh page to update):
Or check out https://spaceweather.com/ for more space weather!
Current Ionosphere State (ionogram with MUF values)
Ionospheric reflection data is from Millstone Hill, MA, updated several times per hour. You have to click the current year, then month, then day, then the bottom link on the ionogram list. Shows d-layer, e-layer and f-layer reflections.
World Map with Maximum Usable Frequency (MUFd) plotted
(2023) This website has a live map showing measured ionospheric conditions. If the number on the map is higher than the frequency band you want to use… try calling CQ! Check it out! (thanks N2LO for the link!)
Although it requires a log-in, https://hamspots.net has a nice list of digital mode stations active on different bands.
DX Propagation Map (HF)
DX propagation maps computed with VOACAPL for each of the HF bands. Select a location and band. The default is “single image” representing current conditions; “animation” displays predicted propagation over 24 hours. [Mentioned in ARRL Propagation Bulletin ARLP011 on 3/17/2023.]
Handy Line-of-sight Propagation Tool (Useful for VHF, UHF and higher)
This model uses a terrain database for determining if two points can “see” each other. The model uses a FLAT EARTH, so it is not accurate for long distances. (It may be useful for frequencies where tropospheric bending is common.)
To find the line of sight between any two locations, move the blue and green markers around to select two places on the map, and specify how high the antennas are (in meters.) It’s free to use, but you have to start in Alberta! https://www.scadacore.com/tools/rf-path/rf-line-of-sight/
Amateur Radio Organizations:
- The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has lots of information, happenings, etc.
- The ARRL Atlantic Division (including Mercer County and southern NJ) ARRL Page for Atlantic Division
- The ARRL Hudson Division (including Middlesex and Somerset Counties and northern NJ)
- The ARRL Hudson Division distributes information via Facebook, see “ARRL Hudson Division”.
- The ARRL Northern New Jersey Section
- The Federal Communications Commission Amateur Radio Service
- The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
- Our neighbor club DVRA (Delaware Valley Radio Association)
- Our sister club VARA (Victor Amateur Radio Association)
- And the Battleship New Jersey Radio Club (in Camden, NJ) – visit the Battleship!
- And a schedule of area hamfests (Swap Meet/Education/Sales)
And on a lighter note:
- A discussion of Logging Software (2021)
- Past DSRC Events and Meetings
- An interesting comparison of David Sarnoff and Bill Gates
- Dash! The Dog-Faced Ham cartoons.
Photos of Past Club Activities (follow link)
(Photo albums have been moved to our archive page at this new location)