High Desert Amateur Radio Club

Useful Web Sites

Amateur Radio's National Organization
ARRL Web Page

ARRL Members to Lead New 30-Minute Amateur Radio Webinar Series.
ARRL is launching a new webinar series to help introduce more members to the variety of activities and opportunities that radio amateurs enjoy. The ARRL Learning Network will offer live presentations by member-volunteers, for members.
New Mexico Clubs

Caravan Radio Club - is an active local club that supports repeaters and special events in the ABQ area.

Upper Rio FM Society - is an organization with nine linkable two meter and 70 cm repeaters, two of which are D-Star digital repeaters.

Special Interest Groups

Feld Hell - It is an old analog system that seemingly prints out text on a "scrolling tape". Slower than PSK and RTTY, but weak signal text can usually be read even though it looks blurry. The Feld Hell Home Page provides access to free software and announces dates and times to monthly contest on a Weekly Feld Net on Thursday, 0100 UTC. (Read an article about operating Feld Hell in the Media section.)

CWOPS - This is a CW specialty group. The group sponsored weekly contests. Access to CW training aides can be found on the site.

SKCC - This is a site that promotes the use of CW at slow speeds. Even the most inexperienced operator is welcome. They promote a formal exchange that helps with decoding. SKCC members gather around specific frequencies, listed on their web site and monthly contests are informal affairs that are a lot of fun.

Access to Manufacturers, Organizations, Tutorials …

600 Ham Radio Web Sites - That's right, 600 ham radio web sites. A good place to start your search for whatever.

Join The A.R.R.L.

Its Five Pillars:
1. Advocacy
2. Membership
3. Public Service
4. Education
5. Technology

Offers a New Magazine,
"On-The-Air" is an excellent resource for the new hams.