W6CAW / W6SLW Radio Campo, CA

Grid Square DM12TP

2015 new shack.
See the
"Shack" page for details.


Craig
W6CAW

 


Sandi
W6SLW


Mountain Empire Amateur Radio Club KK6FBC

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Craig's Ham Radio Projects Links

New Projects in work:

How Antennas Work Page

W6CAW Antenna Test Range
Testing OCF ( Windom) Antennas and Balun's

Vintage Radios

Our Shack and Base Antennas
Craig's Truck
Motorhome, fixed and mobile
Long wire antennas for portable operation
The Saga of the Balun
The RAM Computer Mount, almost fits!
  "Fixed" Mobile 160 Meter Whip
The Barn Radio Room
Campo Fire Emergency Operations Center
Special Projects and EMCOMM
Presentations and projects by Craig
Mountain Empire Amateur Radio Club
Ustream.tv live feed of W6CAW
Ham Radio Links shortcut

Great video on Ham Radio. Good for presentations to groups.

We are currently a members of the local San Diego SANDRA and ECRA radio clubs and normally monitor The SANDRA Otay Mountain Repeater, 146.640, - offset, 107.2pl. I am also the current President of the Mountain Empire Amateur Radio Club.

Since I built my first crystal set in seventh grade, wrong, and ended up picking up the control tower at Travis Air Base, instead of KGO in San Francisco, I have been bitten with the radio bug. In 1960 the US Air Force taught me how to fix Heavy Ground RADAR sets and today I am mostly retired from my last profession as an independent IT consultant.

With the new "no code" rules I updated to General Class in February 2007 and Extra in August of 2015. Sandi is a Technician Class HAM as of 2/27/07. After living with a geek, me, for 15 years she up and decided to go for her license. Sandi is also retired. Contact me at:

East San Diego County Disaster Preparedness

Current Amateur Radio Band Plan ( from the ARRL Website )

My Favorite HF Frequencies

Local San Diego East County Scannet Information


LINKS to Ham Radio and other Fun Stuff

San Diego Area Club Links
and National Organizations
San Diego Ham Radio Classes
San Diego Amateur Radio Council (SANDARC)

Conducts Amateur License tests every weekend
California Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
SD Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS/RACES)
San Diego Repeater Association (SANDRA)
San Diego DX Club
San Diego 6 Shooters
South Bay Amateur Radio Society
El Cajon Amateur Radio Club
Lakeside Amateur Radio Club
Saturday ARC Swap Meet
East County Repeater Association (ECRA)
Southwestern REACT
Kaiser Ham Radio Network (KPARN)
MARA Simplex Mapping in SD County
Cactus Open Repeater Association
Palomar ARC
Ramona Outback ARS
Escondido ARS
Fallbrook ARC
SKYWARN
Western Intertie Network (Win)
CALNET
Anza Valley Radio Club
The Condor Connection
AC6V's Ham San Diego Guide
Coronado Emergency Radio Operators
Skywarn, Southwest CA
Catalina Island Hams
Los Angeles Fire CERT Hams

Un-Official ACS site with more on state AES
Cal Fire San Diego VIP Ham Radio Program
Los Angeles County RACES
The Cochise Amateur Radio Association
Arlington VA RACES
qsl.net RACES Links
ARES Canada
ARES NW Los Angles
International Amateur Radio Union


HF Links
"The" DX Convention

SAMS, Camping HAMS
Marine, Baja NET with Links
Army MARS
Maritime Mobile Service Net
VoIP SKYWARN and Hurricane Net
California Amateur Radio Service Net
Western Public Service Net
Pacific DX'ers
Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP)
Early Morning 7.155 Group

Moxon Antenna Project
G0KYA's Amateur Radio HF Blog
Lots of good propagation information
ViewProp. New propagation project
High Frequency Industry Association
Industry group supporting data over HF radio

Broadcast Short Wave Station Finder

Frequency / Repeater Links
2 Meter Spectrum Management Association
220 MHz Spectrum Management Association
70 Cm and Above Spectrum Management
Nationwide Repeater Lookup
Southern California Repeaters List, by the JPL Ham Club
Southern California Repeater List by KD6KPC
Southern Nevada Repeater List
Arizona Repeater List
AE7Q Info Lookup Page
USA Repeater Data Base
HF Nets. List by N1YZ

Technical Reference

General
Battery University
Everything about how batteries work
QST IN Depth from the ARRL

RF Transmission Line Loss Calc.
AC6V's Reference Guide
AD5X Projects and Hints
W8JI HF Projects
Ham Radio Mike Connections
Lightning Protection
ICS Forms
Raytown ARC Tech Net
Excellent technical presentations

Older Radios
WB4HFN, Drake, Collins,Kenwood Heathkit
Repair, how 2, manuals
Vintage SSB Net Tinychat
Swan Net

Antenna
CCDX Club wire Ant. Calculator
K0BJ Mobile Antenna Guru

All About Torroids & Chokes for Hams
The Antenna Elmer on QSL.net
W4RNL Antenna Reference
Near Vertical Incident Skywave (NVIS)
Antennas by N6LF
4nec2 Antenna Modeling Freeware
G4CQM 6M-70Cm Antennas & Software Design
An interesting HF, multi-band Magnetic Loop
I talked to the builder on 40M. Very surprising performance
Lots of antenna design stuff!
NEC2GO Antenna Modeling Software

Manuals
A66V's Manuals Links
N7TGB Yaesu and Icom Manuals
KB3LSR Yaesu Service & Owners Manuals
KB2LJJ's Manuals and Mods
K0BJ Hints for Mobile Operators
Romania DMZ, Lots of Information
Vintage Ham & Electronics Books, free
Radio Shack Catalogs from 1939
I worked for them from 1966 th 1976

Education

Free ARRL Ham exam test site
On Line Navy Radio Course

Ham Test On Line
eHam On Line License Test
AA9PW Exam Page
Auxiliary Communications Training

Other
Virginia RACES Reference Page
Garland TX RACES Reference Page
ARRL
FCC Amateur License Page
FCC Universal Licensing system
ARRL Continuing Education
K7AGE Ham Videos
Antique Airwaves, Vintage Equipment
Free CAD BCB Software

Computers for Ham Radio

Raspberry Pi Foundation
Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio
More Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio
DX Zone Raspberry Pi
Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi

Digital Ham Radio

CHIRP Free Radio Programming Software
KC8UNJ FREE Radio Programming Software
G4HFQ FREE Radio Programming Software
Ham Radio Delux (HRD)
Radio control software
PSK Automatic Propagation Reporter

VA3ROM All Things Digital
AGWPE SoundcardPacket.org
Rowetel Open RF Software and Hardware
Radio Mobile Software

Plots RF patterns
Ham Digital Mode News
HFLINK. Digital over HF Radio
HF Link / PC-ALE Support Site
FDMDV Narrow Band Digital HF Voice
D Star / Analog Channel Spacing
An interesting report from the Utah VHF Society
WIMNOR/RMS - Winlink 2000 on a sound card!
AGW Express. Packet RMS for Soundcards
NBEMS Narrow band messaging system
NBEMS EMCOMM Users Group
DXLabs
Radio control & DX software
Codec 2
Open source digital voice software project

The MDSR Demodulation Project
Software Defined 455 IF Hardware Adapter
San Diego Packet Stations List
Slow Scan TV Handbook
Amateur TV on line magazine

APRS
Open APRS
KA6DAC-11 ARPS in Campo CA

Findu.com
Find an ARPS by location
Google APRS Locator
Amateur Radio Balloon Tracker

Software Defined Radios (SDR)

Software Defined Radio News

SoftRock low cost SDR
NooElec.com
SDR / Upconvertor and parts for SDR
SDR-Radio.com, SDR Software
SDR Sharp (#) SDR Software
FUNcube USB Dongle SDR
Cross Country Wireless
Low cost British SDR receiver
RF Analyzer ( Google Store )
Android RTL dongle Spectrum Alalyzer Software
PDW Paging Decoder Software
Airlink Express Digital Software

Software Designed Tranceivers and Receivers

FlexRadio Systems
FlexRadio Systems User Group
KE9S Flex Radio Add-ons and turorials

FLEX 1500 - 5000 support
FLEX 3000-5000 Setup
FlexRadio Yahoo Group

SDRplay. $149 SDR Radio
HackRF open source SDR Tranceiver
Software Defined Radio
Using cheep USB tuners

W1VLF RX low and Hi Pass filters


Amateur Radio via Internet & Computers

Broadband Ham Net
VOIP Hurricane Net (ECHOLINK)
Ham Info Browser Toolbar
HamRadioNet.org
Video Stream TV
Stream video over the internet
Stream audio over the internet
Open Mesh WiFi Project
E-MESH 802.11 Ham Project

WEB SDR Receivers on the Internet

Web SDR Receiver Sedona, AZ.
Web SDR Receiver Lobitos Creek, CA
The Remote S Meter
Web controlled HF from Netherlands
Software Defined Radios over the Internet
Global Tuners. Many radios over the Internet
More Software Defined Radios over the Internet

Solar Weather
solarham.com (extensive space weather)

Near Real Time F2 Layer Critical Frequencies
DIGISONDE Station List
Determine NVIS maximum useable frequencies
Overview of Digisonde theory and Equipment

dx.qsl.net - Propagation & Space Weather Details
spaceweather.com
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
JPL ionospheric total electron content (TEC)
Space Weather (solarstorms.org)

Propagation Information Links
DX Maps
Real time QSO's plotted
Grid Square Locator

Path Profiler. Point to Point in Google Map
VOACAP (3-30 MHz) propagation predictions
Propnet. HF propagation in real time
Propaganition mapping point to point
HF Propagation Tutorial
DXWATCH.com
Real time DX mapping

propNET PSK Beacon Project
K9LA's Propagation Website
DX Summit
Simon Brown Free Stuff
The origional author of Ham Radio Delux


Special Interest Links

San Diego East County Public Service
Craig's Citizen Radio and Scanner Page
Useful information for the Scanner listener,
FRS and MURS radio users
Shortwave Broadcast Finder
RadioReference Live Scanners San Diego

QRZ.net World Wide Callsign lookup
FCC Callsign and Frequency Lookup
U.S. Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page
FCC Spectrum Dashboard
USGS National Mapping Database
Find ANYWHERE in the U.S.A. , Maps, GPS Points !!
peaklist.org
Find any mountain, anywhere
Summit Cheeseburger
San Diego mountains w/topos

K5EHX Repeater Locator to Google Maps
AA9PW FCC Amateur Radio Practice Pages
KC2SAD FCC Amateur Radio Practice Pages
HA0A FCC Amateur Radio Practice Pages
Tech Class Questions and Answers
Amateur Radio Training portal
On-line Ham exam practice, all levels.
Amateur Radio News line
California Emergency Bulletins from EDIS
Ham Radio Forum
Winlink
Repeater Builder
Good source for radio manuals
Dayton Hamvention
HP Manuals & Publications
The International Amateur Radio Union

Slow Scan TV
MMSSTV (Freeware)
HFLINK Digital over HF Radio


Ham Radio Weather Stations
KD6RSQ, Borrego Springs
KD6RSQ, Ramona

Vendors

San Diego Area
Ham Radio Outlet
Batteries + San Diego Store
San Diego Electronics Supply
Willy's Electronics
Blinkwave, Motorola & Icom Commercial

Batteries
Broding's / Deka Batteries
Batteries + San Diego Store
Kendoo Batteries
Batteries America
Maha Batteries
Available at HRO
W&W Manufacturing
The Nicad Lady (batt. mfg.)
The Battery Zone
Ham and Communications batteries
The Battery Barn
Really good battery prices!

Antennas and Antenna Parts
Alternative Wireless
Cellular accessories and antennas
Smiley Antennas
Real cool W/T Antennas
Antenex Antennas
Comtelco Antennas
The WireMan
Great antenna wire and parts
Davis RF, Wire and Cable
Great Portable J Pole 2M/70Cm
Spiderbeam USA
RF Connection

BuxComm, a bad experience!

Max Gain Systems
Push up poles and other stuff
Fiberglass Push Up Masts, MGS
More Fiberglass Masts, The Mast Co.
I use their 32' in my RV go kit
Poles and Holders, RV Flagpoles

Stores and Parts and Kits and Cases
Radio-Ware, lots of stuff
CheapHam.com
Amateur, Scanner, Marine
R&L Electronics
Jetstream 160M Whip!
Pacific Coast Parts
Ham City (Jun's Electronics)
Hyperlink Technologies
Wireless Products
RF Parts Company
DCPower, Connectors ect.
Main Trading Company
Great family owned business.
GrumpyShop.net

Kits
Banggood kits and hobby
Ramsey Electronics Kits
Byonics Electronics Projects
Softmark
Project kits, like the old days!
The Heathkit Shop
Kits for Tube equipment

Cases
Power Port
Carry cases and emergency equipment
Raine, Really Great Cases
Western Case Company


Other
Far Circuits
PC Boards and Parts
Ferrite Cores
International Xtals
Yes they are still around!


Gamber Johnson Mounting Systems
Pro-Fit Mobile Mounting systems
Price Industries
Havis Mobile Mounting Systems
Nifty (mini manuals and guides)
The Sign Man
Ham Radio patches and pins
Bolt Depot any bolt, nut ect.
Wired Communications
Lots of parts
Mechem Electronics
Lots of surplus equipment

4LessDepot (Emergency Equpt.)
Design your Mag. Sign on Line!
Signs By You
Disaster & CERT supplies
Life Gear emergency kits
go4supply.com printer supplies
Cheep VOIP Phone Service
Appliance replacement parts

Swap Nets
Wa6USL 80 Meter Swap Net
AF4K Swap Net Listings

History
Great History of WWII Electronics
WWII Top Secret Videos


Emergency Communications
San Diego East County Public Service
Scanner codes and public service frequencies
Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Emergency Net Frequencies

Army MARS
SHARES, US Government HF Network
International Radio Emergency Support
Tools for Message Handling
Radish Works Mission Manager
A great FREE Emergency Management resource
California Amateur Radio Service Net
Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG)

Publications
Ham Hijinks Magazine on line
American Radio History
Loads of archive radio publications
AmateuRradio.com
432 and Above EME Newsletters
Ham Radio Daily

World Radio On Line
CQ Magazine
CQ Mag. Blogspot
Ham Nation TWIT
Amateur Logic TV. Internet TV Programming
TX Factor, UK Ham Videos
Amateur Radio Newsline
Altop Ham News Portal
Hard-Core-DX.com
TX Factor (news from the UK)
Southgate ARC News
N6PET.com News and Reviews
All about Circuits News
eham.net - News - Want ads
QTH.com Free For Sale Ads

Related Links
GPS World Magazine
GPS Mapping software
The Air Defense Veterans Association

Solar Projects Stuff
Home Power Magazine
W4HH Solar Station

One Hams Solar Projects

Amateur Satellite & Microwave
AMSAT OSCAR Status and Report
AMSAT How to work Satellites

Oscar 7 and others
Google Earth Satellite Tracking
Heavens Above. Satellite Tracking
K6LCS Satellite Resources
Amateur Radio Microwave Resources

Test and Measurement
Low Cost GPS Receiver/Standard


...from my cold dead hands!

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