Our EMERGENCY page has links to RACES, ARES, Etc.
Ham Radio History
Click the following link to read about radio telgraph history: http://www.nearfieldcommunicationnfc.net/nfc-telegraph-history.html
Click the below links to read about ham radio history:
Ham Radio in the 21st Century
Ham Radio Resource Guide
Radio Frequency (RF) calculations are an important radio safety step in radio transmissions. Here are some good links including those W7DHB received from the ARRL:
Call Sign Lookup
- F.C.C. Call Sign Database Search.(source for other databases)
- ARRL Call sign search
- University of Arkansas Call sign search
This is the National Association for Amateur Radio. An up-to-date and elaborate amount of amateur radio information. The best source a wide range of amateur radio information in the country (K7VK opinion).
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation is a non-profit volunteer organization which designs, builds and operates experimental satellites and promotes space education. There is a wealth of amateur satellite information on this website.
W5YI Nat'l VEC:
Full of amateur radio license news and examination information. The most commonly used National Volunteer Examiner Coordinator in the Missoula, Montana area.
The Radio Amateurs of Canada website. This is the website of Canada's National Amateur Radio Society.
HARC Members, Volunteer Examiner & Others WebPages
W7GJ - (previously WA1JXN) Our local VHF wizard and "elmer". A good source of radio links and information especially suited to the VHF'r. Lance Collister is an active moon bouncer on six and two meters. In 1983, he was the first amateur on earth to communicate with an astronaut, W5LFL, Owen Garriott aboard the Space Shuttle, Columbia.
K7MT - Bill has a great website featuring his role as a Communications Unit Leader. Bill is a member of a Incident Management Team and responds to many emergencies each year. W7PAQ - Frank maintains a weather station linked to the National Weather Service's surface observation map. Just hover your mouse over the blue-outlined map symbol (just SE of Missoula on the map) till it highlights "W7PAQ Missoula" and click. You'll see weather conditions at Frank's near the head of Pattee Canyon.
Montana Automatic Positioning System ARRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), an information site by N7VR.
National Traffic System - Methods& Practices Guidlines, Link to the ARRL manual
National Traffic System - Area and Regional Nets Lists Net frequencies and times.
Montana Traffic Net - This net meets every evening at 00:30z on 3.910 kHz for the purpose of handling traffic with all States, Canada and other parts of the world were third party traffic is allowed. All are welcome to check in. The webpage links to lots of information about this net.
Idaho Montana Net - IMN This CW net is part of the National Traffic System. It meets daily on 3578.5 (alternate 7043) KHz at 0300Z.
Farm Net This net meets daily on 3937 kHz at 0200 UTC. This net is part of the ARRL National Traffic System. All amateurs are welcome to join the net.
Canadian Traffic Nets - Lists some nets by Province and Net Managers of our friends North.
Amateur Radio Clubs: