AVIATION WEATHER - MARINE WEATHER - SEVERE WEATHER - TROPICAL WEATHER- GOES SATELLITE - RADAR

HAM  RADIO  RESOURCES  of  SE Texas

Icom Amateur Radio Frequency Band Chart (70kb PDF)

Texas Amber Alerts Info Page  -  Texas Governor's Emergency Management  - Texas Homeland Security

Where In The (APRS) World is W5LK?

APRS.fi (Google Map Overlay)

Amateur Radio Clubs

Anoka County Radio Club & Emergency Services (Minnesota)

Austin Amateur Radio Club & Austin Repeater Organization

Bay Area Amateur Radio Club (Nassau Bay)

Beaumont Amateur Radio Club

Brenham Amateur Radio Club

Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (SW Houston)

Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club (NASA-SE Houston)

Compaq Amateur Radio Club (ACE)

Galveston County Amateur Radio Club (GCARC)

Houston ECHO Society

Houston Vintage Radio Association

Huntsville (Walker County Amateur Radio Group)

Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club

JSC Amateur Radio Club

Northwest Amateur Radio Society (Houston)

Orange Amateur Radio Club

Temple Amateur Radio Club

Texas A&M Amateur Radio Club

Texas DX Society

Texas VHF-FM Society - (League City)

Tidelands Amateur Radio Society (Texas City)

Walker County Amateur Radio Group (Huntsville)

 

Amateur Radio Retailers *

* The below listed dealers only consist of businesses I have physically visited and dealt with in my 48+ years of ham radio (and would do again).   

Amateur Electronic Supply (AES) - Milwaukee, WI - (800) 558-0411

Austin Amateur Radio Supply - Austin, TX (800) 423-2604

Electronic Parts Outlet (EPO) - Webster, TX (800) 856-1820

GigaParts - (866) 535-4442

Houston Amateur Radio Supply - Spring, TX - (281) 355-7373

Main Trading Company - Paris, TX (903) 737-0773

Radio City - Moundsview, MN - (800) 426-2891

Texas Towers - Plano, TX - (800) 272-3467

Univeral Radio - Renoldsburg, OH (800) 431-3939

WB0W - Regional Mobil Hamfest Vendor (800) 626-0834

 

Events

Belton Ham Expo

Texas City - Tidelands Amateur Radio Club

Texas Hamfest / Swap Meet Schedule

 

Linked Repeater Networks

Armadillo Intertie System (Texas)

Cactus Intertie System (CA, AZ, NM, NV, UT, CO)

CALNET (CA, NV)

Colorado Connection (link system)

EchoLink  - EchoLink FAQ'sEchoLink Message Board  -  EchoLink Node Map  -  EchoLink Current Logins

IRLP-Intro - IRLP Node STATUS - IRLP Home Page - IRLP Nodes Info - Kingston (Ontario) ARC IRLP Page

Saltgrass Link System (SE Texas)

South Dakota Linked Repeater System

Southwest Lynx System (Texas)

Superlink (MN, ND)

Target Link System (MD, PA, WV)

Tulsa ARC - Wide Area Link System

WB2JPQ Interlink System

WIN SYSTEM.ORG (CA)

 

National & International Organizations

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

ARRL - West Gulf Division

AMSAT

Cayman Amateur Radio Society (CARS)

Federacion Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores A.C. (FMRE)

IEEE

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

International Morse Code Preservation Society

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS)

Longwave Club of America

New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART)

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC)

Radio Club de Costa Rica

Radio Society of Great Britain

SETI League

Trinidad & Togabo Amateur Radio Society (TTARS)

Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA)

International Listing of National Radio Societies (RAC)

 

Public Service Networks

Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)

ARES - Texas Rio Grande Valley

ARES - Montgomery County (Conroe, Cut-N-Shoot, The Woodlands)

Army MARS

Caribbean Amateur Radio Meterological Emergency Network (CARMEN)

Handi Hams

Hurricane Watch Net - WX4NHC Page - Hurricane Watch Net  Page (14.325 MHZ)

MARS Links

Minnesota "Skywarn Central" Page

Navy - Marine Corp MARS

Skywarn Local Links List

Skywarn - National Frequency Listing

Skywarn Texas

Texas - Army MARS Page

 

Antennas

Antenna Basics for Non Technical Hams (booklet PDF file)

Antenna Links

Antenna Specialists

ARES - Antenna Site

Comet Antennas

Cushcraft Antennas

Diamond Antenna

Force 12

Glenn Martin Engineering (Antennas)

High Sierra Mobil Antennas

Hi-Q Mobil Antennas

Hy-Gain Antennas

Larsen

M2 Antenna Systems

OPEK Technologies

Rohn Towers (now Radian)

Sommer Antennas (HF)

SteppIR Antennas

Tarheel Mobil Antennas

Tashjian Towers  (former Tri-Ex associate)

Tennedyne

Texas Bug Catcher

Tower & Mast Links (EI8IC)

U.S. Tower

 

Batteries

Batteries America (formerly E H Yost) *

Battery Web.com

Discount Two-Way Radio - Batteries

The Battery Station

 

Packet Radio

Packet Radio (TAPR)

Packet Software

 

Propagation Info

ARRL Propagation Bulletins

DX QSL Net - Propagation Index Data (Live Data)

HF RADIO.ORG (Live Data)

NG3K Contest / DX Page

Signal Propagation (VHF UHF)

WWDX Propagation Service Center

 

Radio & Ancillary Equipment Manufactures

Alinco

Allied Electronics (parts catalog)

Alpha Radio Products (amplfiers)

Amateur Radio Supplies

Ameritron Amplifiers

ARRL - "Travel Plus" CD

Clear Signal Products (The Coax Man)

Command Technologies (amplifiers)

Drake

Green Light Labs (GPS TMD-710)

Hamtronics

Icom America- Amateur Page

Kantronics

Kenwood - Amateur Page

LDG Tuners

MFJ

Mirage

Palstar (tuners)

RF Concepts (Alpha Amplifiers)

RF Parts

Ten-Tec

The Wire Man

Tokyo Hy-Power Amplfiers

Universal Radio (Coax page)

Worth-More Electronics (amplifiers)

WOUXUN - (Quanzhou City, Fujian, China) - Windows 7 USB Program Cable Drivers: http://www.wouxun.com/DownView.asp?ID=135&SortID=10

Yaesu - Amateur Radio Division

 

Research - Resource & Information

Amateur Radio License Plate Info (TxDOT)

Anti SPAM & Virus Software (FREE)

Australian Amateur Radio Page

Battleship Texas Radio Room Restoration Project

CQ East Texas

Electron Tube Database

FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement Log

FCC - Amateur Radio Service Page

FCC License & Renewal Forms (ARRL site)

GPS Links (AkSarBen ARC)

Houston Area Repeater List (KG5AI)

Hurricane HF Frequency Usage (Popular Communications)

Midwest Amateur Radio Clubs

National Listing of ALL Repeaters (by state)

National Open Repeater Listing

QRZ - Call Sign Look-Up & News Page

Radio Reference.COM

Repeater Builders Technical Info Page

Satellite Passes Over North America

 

APRS

        Position Locators:   NEXRAD Overlay

            APRS World  --  findU.com  --  KC0MNX Search Page -- N1BQ APRS Search  --  N9WTM APRS Search

APRS -- APRS - Bob Bruninga Page

APRS Introductory Info - (KD4RDB)

APRS Quick Start-Set Up for Kenwood TH-D7A(G) - (W5EVH)

APRS Software

APRS Status (list of previous 4-hour's activity)

APRS - Virtual Meeting

APRS Web Ring

APRS World

Connecting a Garmin GPS to Kenwood TM-D700A  or  TH-D7A(G)

Rochester, MN ARC - APRS Page

Tuscon Amateur Packet Radio - APRS Group (TAPR)

 

Radio Modifications

Amateur Radio Modifications (W8JAZ)

Digital Information Society

Kenwood Modifications (XE1BEF)

Kenwood TM-D700A Mod (KF4CJL) TM-D700A Mod

Mods.dk

QRZ - Radio Modification Files

 

Scanner Frequencies

City Scanner Frequencies - Texas

Galveston County Frequency List (GCARC)

Houston Scanner Frequencies (Installer.com)

Interstate 45 Scanner Frequencies (KG5AI)

KG5AI Frequency List

Police Scanner Info

Radio Scanner Guide

Scan Fan (Tech Info)

Scanner Frequencies - Houston Texas

Scan Ware (Huge / Organized Natl Listing)

 

License Examinations & Testing

ARRL Exam Page

Ham Universe

QRZ - Practice Testing Page

W5YI Group

 

Links to Links - Exceptional Sites

4500+ Ham Links (K1DWU)

AkSarBen ARC (Omaha, NE)

Amateur Radio Resources (G3YCC Yorkshire, UK)

BIG Links List - (North San Francisco Bay, CA  ARC)

Denver ARC

HF Antenna Links (Chesapeake, MD ARS)

 

Automatic Radio Programming - Now a real possibility!

If you own one of the new model VHF/UHF dual band mobile radios and have fully programmed it, you have invested a good deal of time. As an "idea"... I am trying to see how widespread the interest might be, for individuals to share their respective programming files. This could be a real "gold mine" for folks who buy new radios... and/or travel from one metropolitan area to another. (I am seeking program information from the Dallas/Ft Worth, Des Moines, Kansas City, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis/St Paul and San Antonio areas for a Kenwood TMD-700A).

The below files are for a fully programmed Kenwood TMD-700A to be used in southeast Texas. It contains the vast majority of 2-meter and 440 repeaters for the Houston area... including the entire SALT GRASS link system, along with PL tones and display names... in addition to all NOAA weather frequencies, aviation emergency and CTAF frequencies and common Texas DPS frequencies.

This same concept could be done for Icom and other radios for a variety of locations. If you've done an outstanding job in programming your radio for the metro area you live in... then email the data file to me and I'll place it on the site! There will be no fee of any kind (along with a mandatory agreement to a "hold harmless" clause), to be associated with this service. It is my understanding that the Icom software and cables must be purchased from a dealer, for approximately $100.

You will need to download the FREE Kenwood software for the TMD-700A here. The TMD-700A interface cable is a standard DB9 Serial "thru" cable, such as is used for a Serial cable extension (Verify and/or check and see if you may need a cable gender adaptor (Radio Shack $6.95). If your PC or laptop does not have a serial port, you may need to purchase a Serial-USB adaptor cable (available at stores such as Best Buy), for around $30. Kenwood TM-D700A Mod

The below files include all known / identified repeaters for each state... including the repeater offset, PL tone and display name. All of this information will AUTOMATICALLY be programmed into a TM-D700A, when using the above FREE Kenwood software. Repeaters are listed in order of ascending frequency. Where two repeaters exist on the same frequency, a repeater which has a PL tone will be listed first. Where two repeaters are listed on the same frequency, multiple repeaters with PL tones required separate listing. Where a large metro area repeater may have been reported in the referenced data base... and no PL tone was provided, in many cases it is not included in these files. Likewise, most repeaters which were listed as "closed", are not included here. Display names often utilize the associated airport 3-letter identifier in the interest of saving space. (I am an FAA air traffic controller). Most states also have primary airport ATC and emergency frequencies listed. (The listed UHF frequencies are generally used by military). ALL VHF NOAA weather broadcast frequencies are provided in each file... and have been "locked out" so as to not lock up the receiver during scan mode.

To save the SE Texas / Houston TMD-700A program file, RIGHT CLICK on TMD-700A Houston set-up program data (14 kb) and use the "SAVE AS" command to store the data where you can locate it for retrieval and use with the Kenwood software.

Right Click and use "Save As":

Southeast Texas TH-D7AG data -- Minnesota TH-D7AG data -- South Dakota TH-D7AG data -- Marine & Railroad TH-D7AG data

Southeast Texas TM-D700A data -- North Texas TM-D700A data (Includes Panhandle)

Colorado TM-D700A data -- Iowa TM-D700A data -- Kansas TM-D700A data -- Louisiana TM-D700A data

Minnesota TM-D700A data -- Nebraska TM-D700A data -- North Dakota TM-D700A data

Oklahoma TM-D700A data -- South Dakota TM-D700A data -- Wisconsin TM-D700A data

Kenwood Radio File Conversion Software Site(G4HFQ)

"Link-700" - TM-D700A & TH-D7G File Conversion Software (Download)

 

Amateur Radio - Espionage & Adultery... a true story

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