Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club

Useful Links

[The Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club are not responsible for the content of any external Websites]

Amateur Radio Management in the UK

       Ofcom Website - UK Government Agency.
       RMCWEB - The Repeater Management Website.
       The Radio Society of Great Britain - UK National Society.
       UK Radio Rallies - Definitive List by G4RGA.

Amateur Radio Information

       Amateur Radio Courses - Details on our website.
       AMSAT - The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation.
       Aurora Service Europe - Comprehensive EU Aurora Warnings.
       Aurora Map - Available Hourly from STD.
       ARRL - American Radio Relay League Homepage.
       BATC - British Amateur Television Club.
       DX 425 News - from Italy.
       GEO - The Group for Earth Observation.
       GQRP Club - Club & forum for all qrp equipment and kits.
       HF Propagation - F1 Layer from the UK by G4FKH.
       IOTA - Islands on the Air.
       Messe - Friedrichshafen's New Exhibition Centre.
 Repeater-START for Android. Amateur Radio Repeaters Tool
       SOTA - Summits on the Air main website.
       SOTABeams - Everything needed for portable operation by G3CWI.
       The Four Metres Website - Everything for 4 metres buffs.
       The World above 1000MHz by G3PHO.
       UK Six Metre Group UKSMG.
       Wirral RAYNET Serving the community

Technical Links (Other)

       UK Television Transmitter service status and outages

Beacon Lists

       European 4m Beacons - Comprehensive List by 4m Website.
       European Beacons - 1.2GHz, 2.3GHz, 3.4GHz, 5.7GHz, 10GHz, 24GHz & 47GHz.
       Worldwide 6 Meter Beacon List -  Comprehensive List by G3USF.
       Worldwide HF Beacon List - Comprehensive List by G3USF.


http://www.radiomuseum.co.uk/  Superb compilation of old radio's and Servicing data.
The History of the Car Radio by Carley Hallman brought to our attention by Dylan with thanks

Office Equipment Desk/Chairs etc

http://www.ofrc.org.uk  45,Old Bidston Road CH41 8EL (Ask for Andrew Saunders)

Repeater Lists for UK

       Repeater Lists for 2m, 70cms, 6m  + Echolink & IRLP Nodes.

Social Media

 Facebook - Public view (no log-in required) of our WADARC Facebook.
 Facebook - Log-in to join our WADARC Facebook group

Retail Sources for Components and Equipment

       Alinco - Manufacturer of Amateur Radio Equipment.
       ARC Earlstown - Closed May 2005.
Barenco Ltd - High Quality Stainless Antenna brackets, Cables and Accessories
       Electronics Notes - Learn about Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors and much more
       Garex - Garex was recently sold to Spectrum Communications
       Giga-Tech - Components for UHF and Microwave.
       Icom - UK distributor of Amateur Radio Equipment.
       ID-Electronics - Components for UHF and Microwave.
       Kenwood - UK distributor of Amateur Radio Equipment.
       Kuhne Electronics - DB6NT - Amateur/Professional Microwave Equipment.
       Mainline - Currently available from ebay
       Maplin Electronics - Electronic and Computer Components.
       Martin Lynch & Sons - UK Amateur Radio Retailer.
       Northern Connectors Components - Specialist electronic & electromechanical supplier.
       Sandpiper Aerials - An Excellent Range of Antenna Products for all bands.
       Strikalite Batteries UK - The battery specialists for new and custom re-builds.
Surplectronics.com - Supporter of the Nantwich Rally.
       W. H. Westlake - Connectors, Westlake 103 Cable and much more.
       Waters & Stanton - UK Amateur Radio Retailer.
       WiMo - Makers of excellent Antennas and much more.
       Yaesu - UK distributor of Amateur Radio Equipment.
       ebay - Don't forget many small component items can be found on ebay !

Software Tools you may find useful

       Bi-Directional Locator calculator.
       Ionosondes Link for the MUF (Maximum Useable Frequency).
       RF Mobile radio mapping software.
Website to enter two points and view the terrain between

Technical Links (Other)1

       UK Broadcast Transmitter Information (TV-Analogue/Digital &Radio).

For your PC .. FREE Software/Advice

       AVG - FREE .. the Best anti-virus software which auto-updates every time you switch on.
       Belarc Advisor - FREE, it builds a detailed profile of your PC's hardware & software.
       How to Un-Delete files you've deleted from your Re-Cycle Bin.
       ZoneAlarm - FREE Firewall, essential software for your PC.

Non - Radio Links

       AISLiverpool - Graphic display of shipping around the UK.
Flightradar24 - Flight Tracking in near real time Worldwide.
       Google Maps - Type under "Local Search" what you are looking for and nearest town/city.
Gridwatch - See current UK National Grid demand and generating capacity.
       Holiday Money - Travellers Currency Page from the BBC.
       Liverpool Pictorial Hundreds of fine pictures of Merseyside by Dave Wood.
       Money Saving Expert - Martin Lewis.
       Reuters - World News Agency.
       Royal Mail - Track & Trace, Charges and more.
       Sale Of Goods Fact Sheet - Your Rights & Faulty Goods.
       Wirral Planning Dept - Check Applications by Post Code.
       Wirral Services - A - Z of Wirral Borough Council Services.
       World Standards of Electricity in 214 Countries - Essential Information for travellers.
       Zoopla - Search for property for sale and to rent, and find estate agents in your area

Wirral Webcams / Nature Websites

       WirralCam - Live webcams from Leasowe Lighthouse, Hilbre Island,
                          Hoylake Lifeboat Station, West Kirby Marine Lake, Rhosneigr Beach,
                          Ty Coch and the River Mersey and more to follow.

       Dee Estuary Birding - Great website with daily updates on Birds seen on Wirral.

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