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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Historical Research and Development of Ham Radio. A concise introduction to the development of Amateur Radio with a thoughtful list of informative links to additional resources.
History of the Car Radio. The car radio just turned 100! Here is the fascinating story.
The Telegraph and Morse Code. A brief survey of the development of Morse Code and its revolutionary impact on communications. Includes many useful links.
The Tragic Birth of FM Radio A dramatic story of innovation, brilliance, ruthless competition, tragedy and death.
Federal Communications Commission. This is the site for complete information about FCC rules and regulation, searches of their on-line databases, etc.
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.
New York City's Broadcasting History. Important historical dates and links for the nation's number one radio market.
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.
Solar Ham Get the latest weather ... on the sun! A marvelous resource for predicting radio propagation conditions.
All About Ham Radio for Beginners. A brief history of ham radio with many useful links to further information.
Telecommunications Timeline. This comprehensive timeline surveys the history of telecommunications from prehistoric jungle drums through satellite phones and VoIP! With useful links for every significant milestone.
Xtal Set Society. This site is dedicated to the art of making these radio and even DXing with crystal sets.
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