Ham radio online activities are many and varied. New instances pop up regularly!
Most amateur radio operators are keen to explore new technologies as they emerge over the horizon. The Internet - more commonly referred to as the Web - is no exception.
Hams quickly took advantage of Mosaic - the Web's very first browser - when it was released to the general public in 1993. At the time, ham operators were already experimenting with Internet protocols to enhance their reach.
This page will give you a brief overview of some of the most popular uses of the Web by hams.
Where To Find
Ham Radio Activity Online
Here are some of the most significant manifestations of amateur radio online activity.
- Sharing HF, VHF, UHF receivers online among many listeners on the Web. The WebSDR receiver-server is making this activity increasingly accessible.
More Info At This URL:
- Internet linking of ham radio stations to exchange voice signals using VoIP
(Voice Over Internet Protocol) is an increasingly popular activity,
especially because it has the potential of helping us save lives in
If you want an excellent introduction to VoIP and networks such as EchoLink and IRLP, I highly recommend reading K1RFD's book:
"VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs" (published by ARRL).
Some Useful URLs:
- You can even keep a log in the "Cloud" now!
www.EnzoLog.org proclaims itself as "The first Web-Log". It is designed by Enzo, IT9GCG, webmaster.
- Using Web sites to communicate useful
information to the amateur radio community, and any interested
individual, on the multiple aspects of the ham radio hobby and public
www.HamRadioSecrets.com is only one of an increasing number of Web sites created by amateur radio operators.
Try it. It's fun and rewarding!
- It is worth noting that ham radio magazines are making increasing use of the Web to reach their readers.
For instance, AntenneX, a magazine entirely dedicated to antennas, is only available online.
Online Amateur Radio Magazine URLs:
Ham radio hardware and activities are increasingly merging with computer
hardware, software and Internet technologies. It was unavoidable,
Most ham radio operators are naturally attracted by technology and love to take up technological challenges.
After all, we are expected to experiment with any
technology that has the potential of making the most out of the radio
spectrum ... in return for the privileges that we enjoy.
Links to listen to ham radio online receivers
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