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Vice-President Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club
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Serving Avra Valley, Picture Rocks, Oro Valley, Tucson Northwest and the metro area
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Solar X-rays:
Geomagnetic Field:
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Latest 3-day forecast
If Status boxes aren't showing that means I am unable to contact n3kl.
WM7D Solar info
WM7D's Solar Resource Page
Band Conditions
NEW Current band condition report
Space Weather Displays  
SWPC Real-time Monitor Displays
Space weather alerts
NOAA/SWPC Warnings Timeline
Solar wind animation Solar wind animation for viewing oncoming CMEs
Proton flux Goes 13 Proton flux
DXMAPS DXmaps for North America 6M plus more
Added 24-Jun-2015
F6CGI Propagation Forecast Real-time propagation info from SWPC NOAA
PSK reporter Near real-time propagation from over 800 monitoring stations
Drupal WSPRNET weak signal propagation info
Propnet Propagation realtime map esp. 6M 10M 30M
An N pin means Non-PropNet (NPN in the table)
L means Lurker (non-transmitting Propnet)
DX QSL NET Propagation Collected from many sources.
Very useful for ham radio operators
2M Propagation Map VHF Propagation Maps - ng0e
HFWIN propagation predictor See where you should be able to talk to at what time-of-day
Understanding Propagation Understanding LF and HF propagation PDF document
by Steve Nichols, G0KYA and Alan Melia, G3NYK
Written for the rest of us
(Maybe it should be called Propagation for Dummies)
Propagation A very good explanation of propagation and how K index works
from the Heart of Texas DX Society

Other pages
SGARN INFO Second Generation Amateur Radio Network OVARC implementation
FLdigi multiples How to set up FLdigi to use multiple versions
FLDIGI versions Versions of FLDIGI I have used and archived.
KX3 Rigcat macros RIGCAT macros for KX3
Federal Holidays Federal Holiday link
Avra Valley Weather Picture Rocks weather
GOES West Satellite Weather
from RAMSDIS (Colorado State)
Sun in Stereo
Latest Earthquake map Tucson Weather Radar
Lightning Intellicast lightning map page
Repeater maps Repeater maps - highly useful
AZ Repeater Coordination Arizona Repeater Owners Frequency Coordination
Grid square map Use grid square map to get your locator
F6FVY grid square map This one lets you center the map, click on your location
and then shows your grid square on the map, PLUS it lets you
mark a second point and determine the azimuth and distance
between the two. GPS coordinates are also shown as a bonus.
PSK reporter Near real-time propagation from over 800 monitoring stations

Site Pages Links to other sites
Hamsphere Virtual but very realistic online radio.
Play with various radios, beams, etc.
Also useful for non-hams to practice.
History of telecommunication It was a great timeline, and was fun to
see how technology has evolved over the years!
Thanks to Mrs. Veronica Taylor from
SOTA WATCH Summits on the Air
Greenshot Easy-to-use free screenshot for Windows
recommended by W7HD - Open source projects
SDR References My Software Defined Radio section
Now includes where to listen to digital mode sounds.
Last updated 12-Feb-2013
Beacon lists Links to beacon lists, programs and news
US 50MHz beacons North American 50 Mhz Beacon Map by K9MU
6M Propagation Map VHF Propagation Maps - ng0e
SMIRK Six Meter International Radio Klub
HeyWhatsThat Online Antenna Path Profiler
Cable spec chart A very nice PDF colorized cable comparison chart
Oscar satellite status Chart of Oscar satellites heard
Satellite FM Freq KD0HKD Satellite Frequencies
for FM Amateur Radio Satellites w/PL
Educational links Links from Sara Bell for educators
This website is ALWAYS a work-in-progress. Please come back often.
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UPCOMING EVENTS When/what/where

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Ovarc Tucson Hamfest
Arizona Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club
Meets 3rd Friday each month at 7:00 pm MST
Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W Magee Rd.
Tucson, AZ (Magee just east of LaCholla)

Sun nite net at 7:00pm MST
Radio-Tradio Sun nite net following club meeting each month
Linked repeaters:
    145.190-   444.100+   440.400+   146.620-   PL 156.7
Dstar repeaters:
    W0HF on 440.800 in 445.800 out
    KG7PJV is in test mode on 445.1375 MHz out 440.1375 in
VE testing 1st Sat each month at police dept. EOC
in Oro Valley (Oro Valley Marketplace) off Tangerine Road
Breakfast at 07:30 every Saturday at Village Inn
6251 No. Oracle Road between Rudasill and Orange Grove Rd
ARRL Hamfest Listing Link to ARRL Hamfest and Convention Database
SW Division Calendar Link to N6AA Southwestern Division Calendar of Events
ARRL ARES SITE Link to ARRL ARES Arizona Section
When-all-else-fails     click on image for larger view Courtesy ARRL
W7HD Site Pages
Link to my webpage What is there Last updated
OVARC newsletters Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club Newsletters 11-May-2015
SDR References Software Defined Radio section 12-Feb-2013
Elecraft KX3 NEW Files specific to the Elecraft KX3, including programs
Now that I own one, watch for more KX3 references
Satellites Satellite reference page for info and programs 02-Oct-2013
file downloads
PropNetPSK versions available here
Click here to see current propagation map for North America
PNP_Under_LINUX.doc How to get PNP running under Linux
YouTube video of Propnet from N2NXZ
Part 97 Digital Rule       Propnet PSK frequencies
5W transceiver
Here you'll find the programs and info I use and how I use them
including how to make it work with other digital programs
(No external cabling required - it's all virtual!)
Digital files Digital files available here 05-Nov-2014
Digital HTML References Links to Digital Mode information and programs on other sites
Including Links to several PSK31 videos
W7HD antenna A small field portable dipole (May 2003 QST article) 23-Sep-2007
PSK frequencies My list of PSK frequencies gathered from others.
Now includes the PropNET frequencies
W7HD Linux Page All my Linux stuff is now here 25-Aug-2013
Ham manuals and downloads Ham programs, manuals, and files to download from here,
including digital modes
Ham Radio Dealer websites Alphabetical list of ham radio dealers I've found 24-Apr-2011
HFWIN propagation predictor See where you should be able to talk to at what time-of-day 22-Feb-2008
Understanding Propagation Understanding LF and HF propagation PDF document
by Steve Nichols, G0KYA and Alan Melia, G3NYK
Written for the rest of us
(Maybe it should be called Propagation for Dummies)
Windows files Windows freeware utilities and ham programs available for download
incl. orbitron satellite tracking program
Cellphone text messaging What email addresses to use for text messaging 25-Nov-2010
Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks for amateur radio, RVers & misc. by W7HD 01-Jan-2013
Antenna project for fifth-wheel My fifth-wheel antenna project 15-Feb-2015

Links to other sites
Radio history Thanks to Apple Creek HS (Joy McMahon) for this link to a nice history of radio.
Propagation A very good explanation of propagation and how K index works
from the Heart of Texas DX Society
Gridmapper Nice map to grid tool on QRZ.COM
APRS APRS display site in Finland
Router Hash Elimination From Jeff N7YG - how he eliminated wireless router hash
Brenna says go_here A nice place to meet other hams
N4LCD Freq List Bandplans - Commonly used amateur frequencies (160M-70cm)
FCC FCC Amateur Radio Service website
ULS Go here to register, online filing for new/renew/modify licenses.
Call sign lookup Lookup amateur call sign on FCC database
Available callsigns Site to lookup available and upcoming available calls American Radio Relay League, W1AW, Newington, CT
Amateur Radio News and a lot of reference material available here
Band plan ARRL band plan (text version)
ARRL Vec pools Link to ARRL VEC question pools for all ham tests
Hamfests ARRL Hamfest Listing
ARCA Amateur Radio Council of Arizona
ARA Arizona Repeater Association
OVARC Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club
RST Radio Club Radio Society of Tucson radio club
CalculatorEdge Handy online engineering calculators
DipoleEasy Building and Tuning a Dipole the Easier Way
AMSAT The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
PropNet Propnet - Current propagation maps: be a station, lurker or probe
Real-time propagation for several bands.

Miscellaneous stuff
Email Obfuscator Page Make your email address perfectly visible to a browser,
but just so much junk to a skimmer
Junk email How to help stop junk email!!!
RST Signal The RST Signal Report System
Futurism NEW Online magazine of scientific developments

to test your Internet speed.
Comcast speed test
Speed test from Comcast using a local server
VOIP speed test
To test VOIP line quality using (All Require Java)

Comcast speedtest April 2014
What a difference a line upgrade makes

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