Here are a list of links to Amateur Radio & Related site you might find useful


Pi-Star is a software image built initially for the Raspberry Pi (produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation).
The design concept is simple, provide the complex services and configuration for Digital Voice on Amateur radio in a way that makes it easily accessible to anyone just starting out, but make it configurable enough to be interesting for those of us who cant help but tinker.

Pi-Star can be what ever you want it to be, from a simple single mode hotspot running simplex providing you with access to the increasing number of Digital Voice networks, up to a public duplex multi-mode repeater!

The world is at your fingertips, and the choices are yours!

If you like to get your hands dirty, delve beneath the simple to use web based dashboard, Pi-Star provides some unique tools to make administration easy, but we also encourage those who want to understand what the system is and how it works to be as involved as they want to be!

Most importantly, have fun using Pi-Star!

ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast

The ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast is a free fortnightly radio talk style podcast for amateur / ham radio operators by amateur / ham radio operators.

Each episode we review the current news, discuss a technical feature and the hobby in general, and hear from our many listeners from around the world.


The DAPNET (Decentralised Amateur Paging Network) is a network operated by amateur radio enthusiasts. It is the new and further developed version of the FunkrufMaster. It consists of a decentralise server cluster feeding paging data to distributed transmitters. The most used frequency is 439.9875 MHz and the protocol is POCSAG. Common paging receivers are of type Skyper or AlphaPoc, but there exist others as well. As it is used on amateur radio frequencies, commercial use is forbidden.


BrandMaster/BrandMeister is an operating software for Master servers participating in a worldwide infrastructure network of amateur radio digital voice systems.

    • If you are an amateur radio operator working in digital voice modes like D-Star, DMR, C4FM, APCO P25 or others (not all are supported yet!!). You do not need to know much about BrandMeister, and it’s very easy to operate on its infrastructure.
    • If you are an amateur radio operator that runs a repeater in your local area, you may be interested in learning some more about BrandMeister and how you can take part in it.

SpaceNet One

Spacenet One provides receive audio only of NASA two way radio communications to monitor conditions aboard the International Space Stations and other manned NASA space missions. The *FLORIDA* server / data reflector is located at Colorado Springs, Colorado . With no management or technical issues. This communication network has military grade security with full automatic redundancy.

RigReference Ham Radio Equipment started in 2008 and is designed for and by Amateur Radio enthusiasts (hams). provides information about amateur radio equipment (rigs) and allows and encourages members to share their opinions about these rigs. is and will be completely free of charge — no donations or hidden fees are required in order to use Also, no annoying splash pages encourage you to do anything you don’t want. does use unobtrusive advertisements to generate the funds needed to keep the site up and running.

We invite you to explore and use this site, share your opinions and images and — most of all — have fun! has been operating on the World Wide Web for over 22 years receiving 60,000-80,000 visitors daily (200,000-300,000 page views per day) with an average of 4 page views per visitor. This translates into over 2 million visitors monthly with over 6 million page views. was selected as Best Geography Websites/ Top 10 Sites of 2005 along with Google Local, World Climate, CIA World Factbook. 49,000 pages around the world, including the Library of Congress, NASA, IBM, Samsung Electronics, and National Geographic Traveler maintain links into has received the attention of prestigious national and international media outlets such as: BBC World radio, USA Today, International Herald Tribune, and The Sunday Times. MSNBC and CNN used for global coverage of the events leading up to the millennium celebration and Boeing uses the site for internal training purposes.

Additionally, is referenced in many travel books including: Hotel and Travel Almanac 2008, Travel to Fiji, Travel Planner and in educational books: Math Tools for Journalists, International Monetary Fund, Handbook of Space Astronomy, and Physical Geography, to name a few. John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd. (publisher) has included in two editions (2001 and 2009) of the classroom syllabus/studies book “Mathematics, Year 11, Math” for Queensland.

Qatar-OSCAR 100 Narrowband WebSDR

This WebSDR, hosted at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall, enables you to listen to the Qatar-OSCAR 100 Narrow band transponder onboard the Es’hail-2 satellite.

A WebSDR is a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously. SDR technology makes it possible that all listeners tune independently, and thus listen to different signals; this is in contrast to the many classical receivers that are already available via the internet.

Here you will find our popular beginner’s guide to shortwave radio, but since we first published our site in 2007, we’ve become so much more. We now have a blog, The SWLing Post which features news, interviews, articles and reviews–all about shortwave radio and international broadcasting. If you’re in the market for a shortwave radio, we also have The Shortwave Radio Index, a database of all shortwave radios currently in production, with links to technical specifications, retailers and reviews.

The Online Radio Club

The Online Radio Club (MX0ONL) was formed in 2018 to promote all aspects of radio activities, especially for those unable to meet regularly at a specific physical location (hence “online”).  There is no prejudice about the use of amateur radio with members active and interested in a wide range of aspects about our hobby.

Radio at its heart is about ‘communicating at a distance’ and our shared hobby of amateur radio links like-minded operators across distances using this profound technology.  Yet, radio clubs remain a traditional forum of gatherings, presentations and social meet-ups to talk “radio” in the same physical place.  It’s ironic for the need to be physically face-to-face to talk about “communicating at a distance”!

This reliance on bringing together club members physically can limit attendances, participation and availability of club members, who may want to take part in conversation “off the bands” but are farther afield.  We feel it is possible to offer an inclusive and vibrant forum for radio amateurs online with many of the traditional benefits of radio clubs with the ease that modern technology offers.

More will be added to this list over time