Amateur Radio Blogs
- AmateurRadio.com – AmateurRadio.com is one of the longest running amateur radio blogs out there. They are celebrating their 20 years this year(2015). This site has a lot of very interesting articles from numerous different contributors.
- Eham.net – Probably one of the largest collections of amateur radio link on the internet.
- The K0NR Radio Site – This site is run by a very knowledgeable ham. Bob, K0NR, has been a ham since 1977 and have a slew of operating awards.
- KB6NU Ham Radio Blog – YouTube Channel – Dan has been a ham since 1971 but didn’t really get active until 2002 according to his QRZ bio. He is the author of the No Nonsense Ham Radio Study Guides. He is also the ARRL Michigan Section Training Manager. His blog is the Number 1 ranked “Ham Radio Blog” according to Google.
- WC6Q Ham Radio Blog – Youtube Channel – General Ham Radio, Summits on the Air and other general rambling
These are a list of the amateur radio podcasts that I know of:
- 100 Watts and a Wire – ITunes – Created by Christian Cudnik, K0STH in May of 2015, 100 Watts and a Wire is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a new ham. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. 100 Watts and a Wire is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd. Whether you run 5 watts or 1500 watts, there’s something for everyone.
- Amateur Radio Roundtable – A weekly ham radio show on Tuesday nights called Amateur Radio Roundtable. The quality and format has greatly expanded over the year. This program brings in special guests from around the world through remote video connections. The show has call in telephone lines and a chat room where users can ask questions or give comments during the show. In addition to the show on video, the audio is also simulcast on famous international shortwave station WBCQ “The Planet” on 5130 KHZ reaching shortwave listeners in many countries.
- Amateur Radio Newsline – ITunes – Amateur Radio Newsline is “You independent source for amateur radio news for today’s radio amateur.
- ARRL Audio News – ITunes – This is the audio version of the ARRL Letter that is sent out every week.
- ARRL: The Dr – ITunes – Hosted by QST Editor In Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, the ARRL The Doctor is In podcast is a twice-monthly audio podcast that answers YOUR questions about Amateur Radio’s technical challenges.
- DitDit.fm – ITunes – a podcast celebrating morse code, the CW operating mode and amateur radio. The show is hosted by Bruce Pea, N9WKE, and features conversations with interesting CW operators, offers useful CW operating tips, and encourages amateur radio operators at all levels to get on the air, have fun and enjoy operating CW!
- Foundations of Amateur Radio – ITunes – Starting in the wonderful hobby of Amateur or HAM Radio can be daunting and challenging but can be very rewarding. Every week I look at a different aspect of the hobby, how you might fit in and get the very best from the 1000 hobbies that Amateur Radio represents.
- Ham Nation – ITunes – Share in the excitement and importance of ham radio – from tossing an antenna wire into a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters with hosts Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett.
- Ham Talk Live – ITunes
- Hamradio 360 Podcast – ITunes – formerly “The Fo-Time Podcast – The Other Radio Podcast” is a great podcast that I really enjoy listening to. It is hosted by Cale, K4CDN out of the “Deep South.” This podcast covers a lot of different topics and has some great guests on it.
- Hamradio 360: Workbench – ITunes – The Workbench podcast is a part of the Hamradio 360 family hosted by George, KJ6VU and Jeremy, KF7IJZ. They do a bi-weekly deep dive in more technical aspects of the ham radio hobby.
- Hamradio 360: Field Radio – ITunes – The latest spin off of the Hamradio 360 podcast. This podcast is hosted by John, W7DBO. John does a bi weekly episode talking about using amateur radio in the field, or should I say, no in your shack.
- ICQ Podcast – ITunes – A podcast hosted by a father and son duo from the UK.
- Linux in the Ham Shack – ITunes – Linux in the Ham Shack is a podcast, a state of mind and a phenomenon. Originally begun to help amateur radio operators move from Microsoft and other closed-source operating systems and applications over to Linux and Free Software, the show has broadened its scope. Now consisting of a bi-weekly audio podcast, live streaming audio, community event sponsorship and general outreach, LHS helps to expose ham radio enthusiasts to FOSS and FOSS enthusiasts to ham radio. Join us every other Tuesday night for the live broadcast, subscribe with your favorite podcatcher, and visit with us at your local ham fest or FOSS convention. We are Linux, ham radio and Open Source for EVERYONE.
- Practical Amateur Radio Podcast(PARP) – PARP is probably one of the oldest amateur radio podcasts out there. It has been featured in QST, CQ and Practical Wireless Magazines. The podcast is run by Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK, an extra class licensee who has been licensed since 2007. PARP started in 2008 but took a short break in 2014. He tried to revive it in 2015 but only produced one episode. Jerry is now trying to revive it again so please check out his podcast and help him get it going again!
- QSO Today – ITunes – A podcast about amateur radio also known as ham radio. Every week, I interview a leader, a mover and shaker, in the amateur radio world. Many of the technologies that we enjoy today including television and radio, cell phones, computers, and the Internet were born out of the amateur radio experience. Amateur radio was the frontier where hams conducted electonic experiments in order to make that wireless contact around the World.
- Solder Smoke – YouTube Channel
- The Phasing Line – The podcast where Marty KC1CWF and Sterling N0SSC talk ham radio…usually.
- The RAIN Report – The RAIN Report is produced by Hap Holly. I know what it takes for me to produce a podcast episode, but the difference between myself and Hap is that Hap lost his sight when he was 14. His podcast is designed for putting it over the air on your local repeater.
- This Week in Amateur Radio –
- Ham Radio 2.0
- Ham Nation
- Ham Radio Now
- The DX Zone
- QRZ Now
- K6UDA Radio – Elmer with Attitude
Amateur Retail Stores
- Field Components – A great source for all your coax and connector needs
- GigaParts – Whether you are looking for a new computer or a new radio, this place has what you needs and has great prices to boot!
- Ham Radio Outlet
- Main Trading Company – A great Mom and Pop Amateur Radio supplier located in Paris, TX. Check out more about MTC here.
- Texas Towers
- West Mountain Radio – A great source for digital communications and power management equipment and so much more.