Links of interest to Amateur Radio. If you find any outdated or dead links, or have suggestions to add, please contact us, or comment at the bottom of the page.
- QRZ.COM Ham Radio Callsign Server
- The WØ (10th District) QSL Bureau WebSite
All instructions for you DXers can be found here, along with supplies, and links to the other district bureaus.
Amateur Radio Organizations
- For the official word – The American Radio Relay League a national organization of Hams
- The International Amateur Radio Union is an organization where national societies throughout the world work together for the international good of Amateur Radio under the auspices of a representative democracy.
- The Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) is a program sponsored by the Department of Defense that consists of licensed amateur radio operators who assist with communications for the benefit of military personel. Formerly known as the Military Affiliated Radio Service
- The Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) is an international organization that encourages YLs (Young Ladies) throughout the world to enter into the Amateur Radio Service.
- The International Telecommunications Union – Radiocommunications (ITU-R) plays a vital role in the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum. Here you will find links on upcoming World Radio Conferences (WRC).
- Free Tuesdays? The Benton County Radio Operators of Northwest Arkansas meets monthly at the Rogers Public Library in Rogers, AR.
- The Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club (BAARC) meets the 1st Monday of each month.
- The Ft. Smith Area Amateur Radio Club hosts of the Hanging Judge Hamfest each April
- Another aspect of the amateur radio hobby is QRP – low power operation. Around here there is quite a bit of interest in QRP and its construction. “Little Radios Big Fun” – is the motto of the Four State QRP Group. They host the annual Ozarkcon QRP International Convention each April held in Branson.
- The Green Country Hamfest is held in Claremore, OK each March, and is worth checking out.
- The Jasper County ARES meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Red Cross in Joplin, MO.
- The Nixa Amateur Radio Club is located just south of Springfield, MO. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday, and they sponsor the NARCfest each November.
- The Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio (OMAR) Group promotes the D-STAR digital mode, and sponsors the WØOMD D-STAR repeaters around Springfield, MO.
- If you live near Pryor Oklahoma, the Mayes County Amateur Radio Club is nearby. They have a repeater on 147.060 MHz, and meet monthly in Chouteau.
- The The Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club meets the last Saturday each month in Pittsburg Kansas.
- Springfield’s Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club
- The Tulsa Repeater Organization operates several repeaters in and around Tulsa. The meet the 4th Tuesday, monthly.
Weather Information Sources
- KBØRPJ’s compiled list of Missouri SkyWarn Repeaters
- Weatherbug reporting stations and CAMS around the nation.
- RAP Real-Time WX Data from GOES-10 and GOES-12 satellites with visible and Infrared images.
- Find WX for any city, state or ZipCode with Weather Underground
- NOAA Storm Prediction Center to see today’s convective outlooks and forecasts.
Technical Information and Help
- Some guidelines for choosing your first radio once you are licensed.
- An explanation of how repeaters work can be found here.
- To communicate hams need antennas! Antenna Basics has a nice tutorial on how they work!
- Several schematic diagrams of radio transmitters can be found here.
Charts, References, and Forms
- The International CALLSIGN Allocation list.
- Asked to host the net? It can be fun! Here you can download a handy little guide designed for our Net Control Operators to help standardize the local net.
Don’t forget to download some NET LOG sheets to record stations checking in.
- Click this link to download a handy six page PDF (17kB) copy of Robert’s Rules of Order in outline form.
- When the whole world is listening, good operating practice and etiquette is important. Rules for how to conduct yourself while on the air.
- A list of commonly used Q-Signals for use in CW.
- AC6V’s Amateur Radio and DX Reference Guide – includes a list of links pertaining to Ham Radio
- A 96kB PDF file of the United States Frequency Allocation chart of the radio spectrum, including amateur radio frequencies can be downloaded here.
- The K8CX Ham Gallery – A large Photo Gallery of Ham Operators , Hamshacks, Ham Collectibles, Antenna farms, DXpeditions, DX locations, Contest Stations, etc.
- Tired of that old “ring-ring” on your cellphone? Create a custom MORSE CODE ringtone and download it here! Brought to you by Andy Booth, M1RGZ, this slick little website has been a hit with the amateur community! Did I mention that it is free!
- Have you ever seen an Iridium flare? They occur almost daily, but you must be looking in the right place at the right time!
Predictions for flares, satellite passings, comets and more can be found at the Heavens – Above Web Site. You will need to provide your Latitude and Longitude information to configure this website for your viewing. We have set the location initially to central Joplin, Missouri.
- If you don’t know your latitude and longitude, but do know your Zip Code, follow this link to Spaceweather.com/flybys/ where you can get a printable list of satellite passings.
- For information on Meteor Showers and such look at American Meteor Society Page
- For something completely different, some area hams practice their aim at the annual Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot held just south of Seneca Missouri. This huge event draws people from all over North America. It features a 200 yard firing line where you can shoot a wide variety of weapons, including machine guns.
- Some of our members also fly with the Teeniemünde Rocketry Club