Other Radio Hobbies
|Here are some links of use to radio hobbyists that did not conveniently "fit" under the other link categories here at DXing.com.
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137 MHz to 10 GHz Allocations in the United States. The U.S. Government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration has a complete table of U.S. allocations in this frequency range which you can view at this Web site.
Apogee Communications. A great source for informative videos on on emergency family preparedness (including ham and shortwave communications), pet emergency first aid, and other useful topics.
Ear to Our World Ears To Our World (ETOW) is a grass-roots, humanitarian organization that specializes in the distribution of shortwave radios for classrooms in the developing world.
Crystal Radio Connections. This site is dedicated to promoting Crystal Radio in the UK and internationally and to foster the use and understanding of passive radio.
Expanded AM Band Pages. Shawn Axelrod has compiled a massive list of all stations---broadcast, utility, beacon, pirate, etc.---operating, or recently active, in the 1600 to 1700 kHz range.
Federal Communications Commission. This is the site for complete information about FCC rules and regulation, searches of their on-line databases, etc.
Find Radio Stations. Use this website to find FM or AM radio stations in the US or Canada. Featuring Google Maps which maps the location of a radio station, letting you zoom in to the street level or view satellite data if you wish. Often, you can even see the transmitting tower! Very cool.
FM Band DXing From Lexington, KY. This attractive, informative and well organized website is a great intro to DXing the FM broadcast band.
Free Radio Berkeley. Stephen Dunifer is one of the pioneers of the FM "micropower" broadcasting movement. He believes, not unreasonably, that people should have the right to broadcast with low power equipment on vacant FM channels. The FCC disagrees; this site will let you keep up with Dunifer's battles with them.
Frequency Allocation Chart. The U.S. Government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration offers a chart of U.S. frequency allocation that you can download from this site; the chart is in Adobe pdf format.
History of Radio Before the Broadcast Era. A chronological history of developments of radio from 600 BC to the start of the broadcasting era.
HobbyBroadcaster.net. HobbyBroadcaster.net is the online reference for people who wish to legally broadcast on the AM and/or FM broadcast bands under FCC Part 15 regulations. The site features general information, a simplified how-to section, station directory with featured broadcaster profiles, comprehensive equipment reviews and an online resource library for technical and resource materials.
George Jacobs and Associates. This firm provides engineering and consulting services to American shortwave broadcasters; there are a ton of interesting links here.
National Radio Data a subscription-based provider of scanner frequencies and information for nationwide public service, ham radio, mass media and more.
Old Time Radio Catalog. Step back into time when radio was king. Enjoy free daily download. Also has thousands of old time radio shows available to order on MP3 CD or Audio Disk.
Radio H.F. Internet Newsletter Sheldon Harvey's monthly newsletter provides timely and accurate information on where to find interesting radio related links on the web. This web site saves time by finding unique and informative sources for you.
RF Noise Identification. This website helps SWL's identify annoying noises (QRM) that interfere with radio reception. Hear sound files for light dimmers, VCR, electric fences, powerlines, tread-mills and even BPL.
TV Guide back issues. Future historians will find issues of TV Guide an essential tool for understanding American culture in the second half of this century. Jeff Kadet, K1MOD, sells back issues of TV Guide. His site has some cool cover illustrations!
Xtal Set Society. This site is dedicated to the art of making these radio and even DXing with crystal sets.
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