Two favicons for your ham radio website

A favicon is the little icon that appears next to your URL in the address box or in a tab next to the page title when someone accesses your website.  When I upgraded to this latest theme, I lost the favicon that I had been using.  In its place was the generic favicon that came with the theme. Well, I don’t know what got into me, but tonight I decided to replace that generic favicon with something more appropriate.

The first thing I tried was to create a graphic with my call in Morse Code. It looked great as a 500×500 image, but when I shrunk it down to 16×16, the standard size for a favicon, it looked terrible. So, I created one with a simple “CQ” and another with a simple “73.” To create them, I cranked up the font size to 400 pixels, then used the Gill Sans font, which is on the narrow side.

As you can see below, they don’t look bad at all as 16×16 images.  Feel free to down load them and use them on your website.

  • CQ favicon  favicon-cq-red
  • 73 favicon  favicon-73-red  favicon-73-red-circ


  1. Elwood Downey, WB0OEW says:

    I used the blue 73 on my site at, thanks Dan.

    [grrr -- had to try that captcha thing three times!]

  2. Dan KB6NU says:


    Sorry about the captcha, but I disabled it today for just two or three minutes while debugging something on the site, and in just that short time, I got two spam comments.

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