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INFORMATION & GENERAL INTEREST SITES
ARRL: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.
National association for radio amateurs.
ARRL Hudson Division
Webpage for the Eastern NY, NY-Long Island and Northern NJ Sections.
AMSAT: The Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation
Non-profit association for space-communications enthusiasts. Builds, manages and promotes use of Amateur satellites.
FCC: The Federal Communications Commission
Governmental agency that regulates all means of electronic communications in the U.S.
NIST: National Institute of Standards & Technology
Governmental agency. Hosts web pages for standard time & frequency stations WWV, WWVH and WWVB.
Oldradio.com
Interesting site with histories on many broadcast stations in the US and elsewhere.
TAPR: Tucson Amateur Packet Radio, Inc.
Non-profit association for modern data communications via Amateur Radio. Pioneered the TNC and encourages use of the AX.25 packet-switching protocol.
License Generator
Print a color copy of your license for free!
WA2FNQ
Our friend and OCARC-Net participant Gerry from Long Island has an interesting site describing many things, among them his interest in packet radio.
A Trip Back in Time - The History of the Telegraph
A great site on the history of the telegraph, Morse code, and communications in general. This link was suggested by Rebecca, a student in Ms. Delgrego's class at The Craft Central Schools in Virginia. Thanks, Rebecca!!
CALL SIGN LOOKUP
QRZ
Commercial Amateur database publisher with a variety of useful products offers this free callsign lookup service.
ARRL Callsign Search
Another of the American Radio Relay League's free services for new and experienced Hams.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
One of the earliest callsign-lookup directories
Where are all the Hams? - Hammap
This link will show you where someone is located
AMATEUR RADIO SOFTWARE
ARRL Software
ARRL offers a variety of the latest computer software for educational and station development purposes.
AMSAT FTP Site
America's premiere source for satellite tracking and telemetry-decoding utilities!
FUNET: The Finnish University and Research Network Archive
Loads of useful Amateur and SWL programs for free download.
MANUFACTURERS
Yaesu (Vertex Standard)
ICOM America
Kenwood Communications
Alinco
MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
Accessories, includes Ameritron amplifiers and Vectronics antenna tuners.
L.K.G. Industries
Philmore parts, DATAK PCB supplies, Pfanstiehl phono stylii, EDSYN desoldering tools, Loctite products. Experimenters: check out the line of DATAKITS and DEPP educational kits!
Buckmaster Publishing
AMATEUR DEALERS
Amateur Electronic Supply
Buckmaster Publishing
Creator of the original "flying horse" CALLBOOKS.
Communications Specialties, Inc.
Sub-audible tone generators and decoders. DTMF keypads.
Denver Amateur Radio Supply
Gateway Electronics
Lots of surplus "goodies" for construction and experimentation at attractive prices.
Ham Radio Outlet
KJI Electronics
ICOM specialist since 1978. Gene offers a wide selection of new, used and demo gear plus in- and out-of-warranty service. Catch him at the next hamfest, or check out his Website.
Peter Dahl Co.
Manufacturer of high-voltage power supply transformers, chokes, and other components.
The Radio Works
Antenna wire, cable, synthetic rope, baluns, line isolators, "The Carolina Windom" - and lots of Jim's great, practical info on all matters aerial!
Universal Radio, Inc.
The W5YI Group
Gordon West license study guides and other publications. Also, ARRL/VEC's biggest competitor!
AMATEUR MAGAZINES
CQ Amateur Radio
Contests. Construction. Amateur news. Education & information.
DXing.com
Ham Radio Online
Monitoring Times
Premiere magazine for radio hobbyists covers the spectrum from LF beacons through Ku satellites. Essential reading for scanner enthusiasts!
Nuts & Volts
Once primarily a tabloid ad-circular, this slick, professional monthly promises "Everything For Electronics" - and delivers!
QST Magazine & QEX/Communications Quarterly
QST: Official Membership journal of the American Radio Relay League.
QEX/Communications Quarterly: Technical "meat" for the serious experimenter.
73 Amateur Radio Today
"73" ceased publication with its September, 2003 issue. The ever-colorful Wayne Green's comments on a variety of topics are still available at his Website.
73 Magazine's "Ham-to-Ham" column Excerpts
You've probably written one.
Worldradio Magazine
Three decades as Amateur Radio's national pulp newsletter with something of interest to everyone.
AREA AMATEUR CLUBS
Rockland Repeater Association
Rockland Repeater Association website, with info about their repeaters and a link to the Crystal Radio Club.
HVDFA: Hudson Valley Direction Finding Association
Explore the fascinating and fun world of "foxhunting"!
MBARC: Mount Beacon Amateur Radio Club
FM-repeater group specializing in public service communications.
TSARA: Tri-States Amateur Radio Association
Serves Amateurs in the NY-NJ-PA region. Club offers an annual Hamfest, monthly VE sessions and other activities.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc.
Tiny Pollepel Island (aka, "Bannerman's") is home to centuries of folklore - and a mysterious, crumbling castle! Take a closer look at this unique historical "icon" and one non-profit group's efforts to preserve it.
Dutch Reformed Church Restoration Committee of the Newburgh Preservation Association
Discover "the finest example of Greek Revival architecture in the Hudson Valley" and learn how you can help give this National Historic Landmark a new lease on life!
Habitat For Humanity International
Former President Jimmy Carter joins thousands of volunteers in 43 countries worldwide in a year-'round program of bringing affordable shelter to the less-fortunate. Habitat's mission is "More Than Houses: Rebuilding Our Communities."
ANTIQUE RADIO
Antique Electronics Supply
Parts, assemblies, etc. to restore those old "boat anchors" and other gems. Check out their EIA resistor color code chart!
A. G. Tannenbaum
Manuals for Amateur and consumer electronics. Also sells parts and various surplus items.
Fair Radio Sales
"World's Finest (military & industrial) Surplus Since 1947." (All capacitors have been "honorably discharged" for your safety.)
Hi-Manuals
Vast collection of operation/service manuals. Offers literature search for small fee.
Radio Daze, L.L.C.
"Your home for vintage radio and electronics." Also buys estates, closeouts, excess parts. Conveniently located near Rochester Hamfest
The Xtal Set Society
"Dedicated to once again building and experimenting with radio electronics." Interesting publications and "battery-free" fun projects!
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NEXT MEETING
NEXT MEETING

Regular meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at Munger Cottage in Cornwall, NY (behind the Cornwall Library) at 7:30 PM.  Other meeting dates and times are as posted on our Meetings page.  VE Sessions are as posted on our Exams page.

 

SITE NAVIGATION
OCARC NETS

OCARC holds two different Nets, all using the club call sign of W2HO.  You do not need to be an OCARC member to join in the fun.

  • The HF Net meets Sundays at noon Eastern time on 3920 kHz.
  • The 2 Meter Net meets Wednesday evenings at 8PM Eastern time on the Club's repeater, output 146.485, input 145.885, PL 88.5.
OCARC REPEATERS

The OCARC club repeater is on the air in the eastern portion of Orange County.  The call sign is KD2ANX. 

  • Repeater output is 146.485.
  • Repeater input is 145.885.
  • PL is 88.5

 

ECHOLINK NODE

Tom Ray, the KD2ANX trustee, maintains an Echolink node listed under his call sign (W2TRR-R).  Please feel free to join our 2 Meter net using Echolink.

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