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Ron Herring
Licensed continuously since: 1967
DM42ji     Pima County   Tucson, AZ
Lat: N 32.34182   Long: W 111.18408
Linux user: 415320       30MDG#1799

This web server is dedicated to amateur radio enjoyment.
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Geomagnetic Field:
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Other pages
WM7D Solar info
WM7D's Solar Resource Page
Band Conditions
NEW Current band condition report
Holidays 2014  
Avra Valley Weather Picture Rocks weather
GOES West Satellite Weather
from RAMSDIS (Colorado State)
Sun in Stereo
Latest Earthquake map Tucson Weather Radar
Space Weather Displays  rt_plots
SWPC Real-time Monitor Displays
Space weather alerts
NOAA/SWPC Warnings Timeline
Solar wind animation Animated solar wind prediction
Proton flux Goes 13 Proton flux
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.
F6CGI Propagation Forecast Real-time propagation info from SWPC NOAA
PSK reporter Near real-time propagation from over 800 monitoring stations
DX QSL NET Propagation Collected from many sources.
Very useful for ham radio operators
SOTA WATCH Summits on the Air

Site Pages Links to other sites
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
Satellite FM Freq KD0HKD Satellite Frequencies for FM Amateur Radio Satellites w/PL
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 2014
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
145.190-   444.100+   440.400+   146.620-   PL 156.7
Echolink node 99946 (w0hf-r)
Dstar repeater in test mode 440.800 in 445.800 out
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 15-Sep-2014
SDR References Software Defined Radio section 12-Feb-2013
Satellites NEW satellite reference page for info and programs 02-Oct-2013
PropNetPSK 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
Software-defined 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 downloads Ham programs 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 24-Sep-2014

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
Call sign lookup Lookup amateur call sign on FCC database American Radio Relay League, W1AW, Newington, CT
Amateur Radio News and a lot of reference material available here
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
AMSAT The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
XRAY PLOTS GOES Xray Flux (5 minute data) chart
PropNet Propnet - Current propagation maps: be a station, lurker or probe
Real-time propagation for several bands.

Miscellaneous stuff
Junk email How to help stop junk email!!!
RST Signal The RST Signal Report System

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My results to Atlanta on Comcast cable via WiFi 2013.05.18
Download Speed: 37006 kbps (4625.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 3687 kbps (460.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Comcast speedtest April 2014
What a difference a line upgrade makes

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