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Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA]

Established: January, 1958 an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1961

"Whiskey 8 Quack Quack Quack"

Meets at: James P. Capitan Center, Lower Level; 149 E. Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI 48817 Monthly: 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Club station located in the James P. Capitan Center - Lower Level.
Grid Square EN72wx   Latitude: 42.9819 N   Longitude: -84.1164 W   Alitude: 760 ft.

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SARA's Favorite Web Links

      ALMOST ALL LINKS ARE EXTERNAL!

Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA] believes that these links represent a nice cross-section of web sites that may be of interest to amateur radio operators. They are listed by 'topic' and then alphabetical. If you find broken links or believe that we should add some new links, please email us the information. {Sometimes we put in errors just so you can contact us to tell us we made a mistake! Can you find them? -- just kidding.}

We hope you enjoy this page of links with over 1000 links! Also do not forget to search the SARA site with search at the top of the page, there about another 500 links scattered through the site to additional information on many topics. It seems that we keep adding frequently/constantly ;>} We encourage feedback on what you like and what you would like added, or one of those mistakes or broken links.

HINT 1: Use the 'Topic Links' area (left side) to quickly get to the topic on this page you want to review. Internally you can use the 'top of page' to get back to the start of the page data.

HINT 2: Use the 'Google search' box (at the top) to look for any 'keyword' to find what you are looking for on this page OR the entire web site. You control if you search just our site or the entire Web!

If you decide to print the entire web links page it is about 17 pages! Just saying "lets save a tree"!

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Amps / Tuners / Rotors

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Antenna Suppliers / Manufacturing

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Antenna Software (Design)

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Antenna Modeling Software

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Antenna Construction

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Antenna Tuners & Miscellaneous Topics

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    Arduino Information

    The following are some useful references for the Arduino and-or the AD9850/AD9851:

    Checkout our internal link - SARA's Arduino Page.

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    Arduino Libraries

    The following are some additional useful libraries you may wish to investigate:

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    Arduino Projects

    Some 'Arduino Projects' to display some uasges:

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    ARPS - GPS - Precision Time

    • APRS Search Page from N9WTM ~ Find weather spots and ham calls using details you enter.
    • APRS Search Page from N2IXD ~ Find weather spots and ham calls using details you enter.
    • Findu Database Archive ~ archiving weather, position, telemetry, and message data.
    • Automatic Position Reporting System APRS ~ system developed by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, which uses amateur radio to transmit position reports, weather reports, and messages between users.
    • APRS Site - TAPR ~ tracking and digital communications with mobile GPS equipped stations with two-way radio. It has grown to encompass just about every aspect of Amateur Radio.
    • APRS-IS Site ~ APRS-IS (Automatic Packet Reporting System-Internet Service) is the common name given to the Internet-based network which inter-connects various APRS radio networks throughout the world (and space).
    • Aprs.org site ~ a real-time local tactical communications system for rapidly exchanging digital data of immediate value to operations. This really took off when GPS became available and MAPS were integrated into the system for tactical situational awareness of everything in the net.
    • 'Time Is' ~ Checks the time on your computer system with high accuracy.
    • Net Time System Program ~ a 'freeware' system time sychronizing program for improved system time management.
    • 4 ways to use GPS ~ How to Use a GPS. GPS, or Global Positioning System, Devices are ubiquitous these days. Shows you how to use them.
    • WWV and WWVH Time and Frequency Broadcast Information ~ Frequencies used and time data.

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    Audio (Amps & Filters) - Simple

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    Baluns/RF Stuff

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    BC Band & SW Radio

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    Bitx Rigs

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    Callsign Search Information

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    Coax, Baluns, etc.

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    Computer Hardware

    • Hardware Book ~ Large collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions (free).
    • PC Guide ~ Computer Power Supply Information.
    • Play Tool ~ Computer Power Supply Information
    • Open Interface Site ~ Computer to Rig Interface (Open Source Hardware and Software)

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    Contest Sites

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    Digital Comms - Hams & Other

    • DMR-MARC World Wide Network ~ Network of DMR-MARC Repeaters and Networks.
    • FLDIGI ~ W1HKJ Software ~ Popular 'open source' digital modem software.
    • Hamshack Hotline ~ a FREE dedicated voip telecom service for the Ham Radio community.
    • Michigan Section Digital Radio Group [DRG] ~ MI AMPRnet network {ICS Form Traffic}
    • Gqrx SDR Software ~ Open Source SDR software (can use on RPi).
    • PSK Reporter ~ Stats on Digital Mode Operation.
    • Push to Talk Over Cellular Presentation ~ Internet radio system for "PTT radio type" system.
    • WSJT-X Home Site ~ FT8, JT4. JT9, JT65, MSK144, WSPR & Echo Modes are covered by this one program.
    • Heavens-Above Site ~ find the ISS location.

      SARA's Hint: Click 'Unnamed' in the top right to get to select location screen. Type your postal code (zip) into 'Enter place to search for' and click Search. Scroll down and click Update. You'll now be back on the homepage; under Satellites/ 10-day predictions, click ISS. For 'Passes to include', select 'all' (this adds in 'daylight passes'.

      The table will now show lists the times of the upcoming ISS passes for your location. The Alt value under 'Highest point' is the maximum elevation of the pass above the horizon; 90 would mean it goes directly overhead. Passes with higher maximum elevation will give better results than lower ones. Clicking on any row in the table shows the sky chart for that pass. Imagine holding that picture above your head and aligning it with the compass directions. The line shows the flight path of the ISS and this is useful for roughly positioning your antenna. It can also be useful to look at the 'Ground track' (see link in top right). Plan ahead and set up your ground station with time to spare before the ISS flies over.

      See MagPi Issue #80, page 62 for a detailed article on capturing SSTV from the ISS. MagPi Issue #80. From Byron, MI and 'Amateur Radio Satelites' you can check for radio satelites that Hams use for communication. Click on the satellite name for more details.

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    Goverment Type Sites

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    General Ham Topics

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    Manufacturers

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    Podcasts ~ Ham Radio and Computer Areas (New 2018)

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    QRP Topics

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    Raspberry Pi [RPi] General Topics

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    Reference Information - General

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    Retailers

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    Small Batch Assembly - Electronics

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    Software - Misc &: Ham Radio Items

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    Solar References

    Solar influences to radio conditions is an area of study for amateur radio operators. We track and use the information in predicting radio paths. This area is meant to be a small reference to solar activity and information for hams..

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    Technology Interests- General

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    Tower Manufacturiung / Suppliers

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    People / Distance Directories

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    Our favorite place is "www.wikiopedia.com/" ~ they do not allow other pages to "link in", so copy and paste the path into your address bar. It is the first place to check online for knowledge about almost 'anything' or any topic. It usually has many 'Reference Links' at the bottom for more in depth gathering.

    Some places to search for further information and new sites: (General Web searches)

    Another place to grab information that we use a lot:

    • REDDITS sub Search Site ~ Enter a search topic and view lots of up-to-date information from users around the globe. People talk about their projects, ask questions and participate in open conversations about many, many topics. Try it out, we think this is a great source. Search on a topic and look through the results.

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    WX Related Links

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    ZUM Spot / Nextion Display / Pi Star

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    SARA's Excel Files for Download:

    SARA - Various Projects by Members

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