Time Zone Converstion
Click here for web page that will change time from UTC to Local. Actually it will convert time from anywhere to anywhere.
Chicago Area hamfests
Click on this link for a Google spreadsheet of Chicago Area Hamfests. This list is maintained by Ben, KC9UNS and he should be contacted with any changes/additions/or deletions to this list.
ARDUINO PROJECTS AND INFO SITE
Earlier this year, I published a series of articles on my web site called the "Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit". The purpose of this information is to encourage more hams and their clubs to engage with the local maker community as a gateway to amateur radio.
These articles explain Arduino basics in a ham radio context. They contain many suggestions about how amateurs can use Arduinos, as well as how a ham club can engage other makers in hobby activities.
Please take a moment to review the Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit articles. If you find them to be useful, please consider passing these along to your members or contacts.
You can use these articles by linking them to your web site, Twitter feed, Facebook page or by e-mail. The URL is: http://play.fallows.ca/wp/series/arduino-ham-radio-starter-kit/
Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.
73 John Fallows VE6EY Calgary, Alberta
SIMON'S WORLD CLOCK
Very similar to the GeoChron Atlas but entirely free. It is a world map with a real time moving gray line. Many features. It runs on a PC. Can be viewed on a monitor or a large screen TV.
The program presents the user with a world map and circular band/frequency chart. (click button above).
The idea is to place the red marker at the senders location and drag the blue marker to the area you want to call.
The software let's you pick tx and rx antenna types, power and mode of transmission and also shows distance and beam heading.
The circular band/frequency chart then shows the best time and frequency for a contact.
Online Contest CalendarS
Want to find out when the next contest is happening. Check out the WA7BNM Contest Calendar online at : http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestcal.html
Or you can get more details by going to http://dxfor.me/upcoming
If anyone is using an operating aide not shown here please contact the webmaster with the URL of the site.