Amateur radio links

Useful amateur radio links

This is a list of some of my most useful amateur radio links found on the internet. I had previously saved these as web browser bookmarks.  However, over the years I have changed browsers and even laptops and kept losing saved browser bookmarks. Transferring bookmarks from one browser to the next was not very practical. Therefore, I now keep my most useful links here. Why don’t you have a click through and see if there is anything here of interest to you?

Amsat to Azimuthal


Clubs and Amateur Radio Societies


End Fed Long Wire Antennas



  • GB2RS News is the RSGB’s weekly radio broadcast news service. The news is relayed by a team of newsreaders to listeners across the UK and beyond:

Kit Suppliers

Maker Pro

  • Maker Pro, an active, open source platform for maker projects. It is centred around Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, home automation and more: https://Maker.Pro/

Maidenhead Grid

Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)




On The Air Events – amateur radio links


Regenerative Radios


Repeater types





Slim Jim Antenna

Suppliers – amateur radio links

UKSMG, the UK Six Metre Group



Yagi UDA Antennas

amateur radio links

Next RADARS Rally

Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) Winter Rally

Date: 16 November 2019

Venue: St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.

Time: Doors open to the public at 10.15am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier.

Admission: £2.50 with those under 12 years free.

Traders: £5 per pitch (for traders with own tables) or £10 for a pitch with table provided.

Refreshments: hot drinks and snacks available including bacon and sausage butties.

Further details: Robert M0NVQ, by contact form or 07778113333.

What is amateur radio?

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service. As a radio amateur, you can transmit and receive radio signals on frequency bands allocated for use by amateur radio amateurs. Amateur radio operators use these designated bands of radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. A 1910 announcement by the then HM Postmaster General licensed “experimental wireless”, which still uniquely gives radio amateurs the ability to innovate without commercial or statutory controls even in the closely regulated environment of the 21st century. Amateur radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.

Amateur radio operators use the amateur radio bands for a variety of purposes:

  • Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships
  • Competing in international competitions to test the effectiveness of their equipment and their skill as a radio operator
  • Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs
  • Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station)
  • Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to maintain that capability

There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.

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