This page will contain helpful links for amateur radio. Initially, we'll be adding links that are discussed during the Elmer Net (Saturday, 7:00pm, 146.94 repeater). If the list grows too long, we'll break it up into categories.
VHF Propagation Map -- http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/
World-wide map showing actual radio propagation from stations operated near 144 MHz. Data is gathered by APRS-IS.
Remote Receiver -- https://www.smeter.net/
Check your signal and listen to others on remote receivers.
Band Conditions -- http://bandconditions.com/
Simple VU-meter style indication of band conditions.
WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) -- http://wsprnet.org/
The WSPR Network is a group of amateur radio operators using K1JT's MEPT_JT digital mode to probe RF propagation conditions using very low power transmissions. Click "Map" on the top menu bar to see a visual depiction of current conditions.
Propagation Maps -- https://www.dxmaps.com/
Yet another real-time propagation map - geared to VHF/UHF (28MHz-450+MHz). You can choose what band and mode.
Ham Radio Software (several) -- https://www.dxlabsuite.com/
A good selection of software for transceiver control, logging, propagation, and more!
Logbook of the World (LOTW) -- http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world
Can't send/receive QSL cards? There is an electronic option that a large number of hams use. If your QSO contact also uses LOTW, you'll likely get confirmation pretty quickly!
VHF/UHF in a Prius -- https://www.shawngarringer.org/2015/06/10/hamming-it-up-in-the-toyota-prius/
Some basic information about installing a VHF/UHF rig in a Prius.