By H. Ward Silver

Part of Ham Radio For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The most common question asked by newcomers to ham radio is “How do I…?” These ten websites are full of information that you can use as you try new things or hone your existing skills. Be sure to bookmark these pages in your home and mobile browsers.

Website Organization and Use
ARRL Many useful regulatory, educational, operating, and technical
items and links
AC6V General-interest website with many links on all phases of ham
radio Call sign lookup service and general-interest ham radio
portal News, articles, equipment swap-and-shop, product reviews, and
mailing lists
Radiowave Propagation
Real-time information on propagation and solar data
TAPR Information on digital data modes and software-defined radio
Radio Amateur Satellite
Main site for information on amateur satellites
WA7BNM Contest
Contest calendar and log due dates Collection of real-time maps showing worldwide activity on any
amateur band
DX Summit Worldwide DX spotting network