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.
       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.

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.

Historical

http://www.radiomuseum.co.uk/  Superb compilation of old radio's and Servicing data.

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
       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.
       Microwave Committee - Components Service.
       Mode Components - Electronic Components by G8CHW.
       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.

Software Tools you may find useful

       Bi-Directional Locator calculator.
       Ionosondes Link for the MUF (Maximum Useable Frequency).
       RF Mobile radio mapping software.

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 Choose ? - Great site to help you in choosing new computer hardware.
       How to Un-Delete files you've deleted from your Re-Cycle Bin.
       What is DVI - A Guide to the new world of Digital TFT's and Video Cards.
       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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