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Third party URLs to websites that are useful to the amateur radio operator

This listing of websites and vendors does not indicate an endorsement by the Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society. The information presented on this page is provided to assist the amatuer radio operator in search of information or products that may be of interest to them. Please do your research and make sure that the vendor that you are working with is reputable and has a good track record of working through any issues.

These links will take you away from the BARS K9BAR website, therefore BARS is not responsible for the content of the websites listed below. BARS also does not bears any responsibility for your browsing session once you leave our site.

If you know of any websites that may be useful to add to this list, please send the URL with a brief description to webmaster at k9bar.org.

 

•  AMATEUR RADIO

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
– 
www.arrl.org

eHAM, a great place for info on radios and practice exams
– 
http://www.eham.net

QRZ - callsign database look up and more. 
– https://www.qrz.com/

Amateur Radio and Emergency Communciations - General Overview –  
–  https://alertfind.com/amateur-radio-and-emergency-communications/

 

•  AMATEUR RADIO EXAM STUDY MATERIALS

Amateur radio Exam Learning Screen Savers for all  three exams - FREE!   by R&L Electronics   
– www.randl.com/shop/catalog/screen.php

 HamStudy - interactive web learning, explanations, flash cards, and practice tests for all three exams - FREE!  – 
–  https://hamstudy.org/
 
•  ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS EXPLAINED

This does a great job of explaining electrical circuits and has a ton of other electronics/engineering projects to play with!  Link provided by Corrine Hayes, coordinator of STEM club in Vermont, who passed it on to us and also told us, that her STEM Team and her loved the site, and thought other radio hobbyists would too!    Thanks Corrine!
–  http://homeadvisor.com/r/residential-electrical-circuit-help/ 

 

•  DMR / MARC RADIO INFORMATION & MATERIALS

Tri-State DMR - A great resource tool from Mike Swiatkowski AA9VI - several areas of interest, including CodePlug Downloads for several popular radio models.   
–  http://www.tristatedmr.org 

 
•  VARIOUS USEFUL LINKS

Grounding & Bonding presentation – is your station grounded properly?    
–  http://www.harger.com/library/slides.cfm?maingroupnbr=182

ARRL television interference (TVI) guide 
–  
http://www.arrl.org/television

ICOM Amateur Tool kit  
–  http://www.icomamerica.com/en/amateur/amateurtools/default.aspx

Antenna tubing and rod source, aluminum and steel 
–  http://metalsupermarkets.com/bolingbrook-chicago/

Valley Enterprises - good source for FTDI USB cables for radios and other good electronic related items. 
– 
 http://www.valley-ent.com

 

•  ANTENNAS & RF INFRASTRUCTURE

COMTELCO  
–  http://comtelcoantennas.com

LAIRD  
–  http://www.lairdtech.com/

LARSEN 
–  http://www.pulseelectronics.com/products/antennas

SINCLAIR 
–   http://www.sinctech.com

COMMANDER TECHNOLOGIES 
–  http://www.commandertech.com/home

TELEWAVE 
–  http://www.telewave.com/

S-COM 
–  http://www.scomcontrollers.com/new/

Breedlove Mounts, quality antenna mounts especially for those large mobile HF antennas!
–  http://breedlovemounts.com

 

•  MOBILE ELECTONICS MOUNTING SYSTEMS AND ACCESSORIES

RAM Mounts 
–  http://www.rammount.com/

Panavise 
–  http://panavise.com/

ARKON 
–  http://www.arkon.com/

ProClip Mobile Mounting Solutions 
–  http://www.proclipusa.com/

Magnetic Mic, tired of those old fashioned mic clips because you can't hang it up easily while driving? Here is a solution!  
–  http://stores.magneticmic.com/product-info/

 

•  PUBLIC / EMERGENCY SERVICE

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) 
–  http://www.arrl.org/ares

SKYWARN 
–  http://skywarn.org

 

•  HF

PSK31 
–  http://aintel.bi.ehu.es/psk31.html

PACTOR 
–  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PACTOR

   

•  VHF / UHF

ECHOLINK
–  http://www.echolink.org

EASYPAL 
–  http://www.vk3evl.com

IRLP 
–  http://www.irlp.net

APRS 
–  http://www.aprs.org/

 

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NIARTT - Northern Illinois Amateur Radio Training & Testing

The Northern IL Amateur Radio Training and Testing (NIARTT) is a team of Amateur Radio Educators and Voulenteer Examiners.  This team presents Technician Class and General Class Educational Training Courses.   It is with great pride that we shares our education partner's website information. 

NIARTT website  –  http://www.niartt.org

NIARTT email  –  niartt.73@gmail.com 

 

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