Here are a bunch of random links to interesting and useful websites:
- 1×1 Callsign Search. It’s often difficult to know who’s using a 1×1 special-event callsign. Looking them up on QRZ.Com doesn’t work because they’re only issued for short-term use, and they are re-used over and over. To help you identify that 1×1 callsign, the W5YI VEC has set up this searchable database. Type in a call, and it tells you who’s used the call recently and who will be using it in the near future. Very cool.
- Arcane Radio Trivia. True to its name, this blog has all sorts of radio trivia. For example, a couple of the latest posts cover a 1920s radio show called Midnight Frolic that ran on WMC in Memphis, TN and the February 1930 issue of Radio News magazine. The latter is available as a PDF for download.
- This item is from the 9/1/10 ARRL Contest Update: Why is 10.7 used to determine the solar flux index? Spaceweather published this interesting article that explains why.
- Radio Sky Publishing: Resources for Amateur Radio Astronomers, Students, and Teachers. If you have any interest at all in radio astronomy, check out this website. It’s been very slow for me, though, so be prepared to wait. I’m waiting right now for the “Beginner Tips” page to load.