If you link it, we will come. Suggestions welcome, just send us Feedback.
Oops, lost these for a while – the actual megalinks pages:
Bill Bowden hobby circuits One of the original web sites for hobbyists
Bugs, AM-FM transmitters and spy-features
3RD Party Software megalink list of audio and related software from Vorbis.com.
jcgriffin.com – an outstanding mega-links page, rather than steal it, we’ll just link – Check it out!
www.electronics-tutorials.com – an outrageous mega-link page for all kinds of electronics tutorials, plans, schematics…
Bill Beaty’s limitless links to Surplus Parts and Equipment for Amateur Scientists page. Be sure to scroll down, this baby goes on and on!
Hot Link Archive www.epanorama.net’s electronic extravaganza.
http://www.bobbamont.com – Bob Bamont’s Electronic Component Catalogs, and many other things.
Kits and Parts
Products for hobbyists, home-builders & electronic technicians.
DC Kits – several FM PLLs.
Datakits from the Datak Manufacturing.
FM Transmitters: Assembled Modules and Kits.
Ocean State Electronics – RF Electronic Project Kits.
Dan’s Small Parts and Kits. Dan’s Virtual Internet Catalog.
http://uk.geocities.com/soundrediscovery – Convert LPs to digital files.
http://www.radica.com/products – Transmitters, audio processors,
studio-to-transmitter links, telemetry.
http://www.ptekpower.com – LPFM Stuff, Excel Spreadsheet for LPFM.
http://www.g4tv.com – Make your own FM radio transmitter, video.
http://www.rfsolutions.co.uk – 400 – 800 MHz XMTR module info (pdf).
AccessWorld – A review of low-power FM transmitters.
http://www.montagar.com/~patj – A Tube-type Class-A DC-Coupled Plate Modulator for Low Power AM Transmitters.
http://www.commlinx.com.au/transmitters.htm – Transmitter schematics.
http://www.qsl.net/yo5ofh/links/transmitters.htm – Transmitter info.
http://www.motherjones.com – 1999 article about LPFM.
. o O – Show Prep – O o .
Here’s a smattering of links to web sites that can help Part15 broadcasters add content to their operations…
Making Waves with Low Power Radio. A video looks at using this tool to communicate with target audiences.
www.radiospace.com – Free mp3 and wav PSA downloads.
www.radiolinks.net – Outstanding mega-page of all kinds of radio links – wow!
www.daytips.com – DayTips provides users of the Internet with free daily newsletters and ezines. Great for rip & read, and feature filler.
www.preplinks.com – A labor of love from Joel Folger, format consultant.
www.danoday.com – 100% free stuff from Dan O’Day – show prep, info and downloads.
www.bitboard.com – Primarily a pay service, like so many on the ‘net, however, a free trial is offered.
www.interprep.com – Another pay service, also offering a free trial period.
www.radio-classifieds.com – Pack a lunch! More stuff than you can shake several sticks at.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov – Another great source for copyright-free, easy to access consumer interest pieces and useful facts.
dir.yahoo.com/news_and_media/radio/show_preparation – Yahoo metasearch.
www.readplease.com – Home of the Read Please software package, a free text-to-speech application with interchangeable voices. Use these digital voices to read or record some of the text materials available above, and you have a free source of content and voice talent!
. o O – Calculators – O o .
‘Nobody told me there was going to be math!’
www.the12volt.com – Cool electronics info and on line calculators for Ohms Law, capacitors and coils:, short tutorials for Diodes and relays, and a variety of circuit diagrams.
library.thinkquest.org – Electronics online guide with formulas for resistors and capacitors in series and in parallel, and other handy agony.
electronics2000.co.uk – A great site with all kinds of interactive tools and online calculators for capacitance, L/C and inductance, component color codes, LED info, and so much more. It’s in the UK, so they spell funny!
www.martindalecenter.com – Martindale’s Calculators on-line center, Part 1: f-h, Ham radio, hi-fi, acoustics, noise exposure â€“ wear your pocket protector!
www.vk2zay.net – Hard core solder-head site, many electronics and info pages – Site owner Alan Yates, VK2ZAY, writes “Online engineering calculators for some problems I’ve needed in the past. I’ll be adding more as I need them and find the time to write them.”
www.hamuniverse.com – Length conversion for antenna projects. Use these converters, calculators, charts and tables to convert from one measurement to another!
www.csgnetwork.com – communications based calculators, conversion charts and converter programs for many different antenna and frequency needs.
Technical information on FM Transmitter Kits. Some older info – great background reading.
http://members.shaw.ca – Electronic Project, Circuit & Component Info.
http://eweb.chemeng.ed.ac.uk – Yet another “how to make a coil” calculator.
http://www.arconix.com – A wire size conversion chart.
http://users.tns.net/~bb – Receiving antennas modeled.
Arny Krueger’s PC Sound Card Technical Benchmarks.
Tomi Engdahl’s Home Page.
Tomi Engdahl’s www.epanorama.net.
(soon to be Dr.) John Anderson’s link pages for DIY media, technology and content. About.com has got to be sorry that they lost this guy!
Don Lancaster’s Guru’s Lair the crumegdon of all things technological.
Nuts and Volts Magazine RF, Robotics and hardware info galore.
Marlin P. Jones & Associates sells good stuff.
American Science and Surplus tomorrow’s products sold with a copywriting style from days gone by.
. o O – GOOD NEIGHBORS – O o .
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. o O – WEB SITE RESOURCES – O o .
Web Space for Radio Station Operators
In addition to the old standards like Yahoo Geocities, Tripod and Angelfire, there are hundreds of other providers. As with all digital endeavors, back up all of your web files and keep duplicates in a safe place, like burned on a CD. I use WinHTTrack to back up the files on the SCWIS web site.
Most station operators should be able to find the right combination of services and compromises in the list of free providers below.
Webmastering for Station Operators
Here’s some tips about construction, site maintenance and web marketing…
Sites with web site construction and maintenance tips:
wilson.howtoguide.html Web How-to Index to Quick Guides and Links for Web Authoring
tlc-systems.com Art and the Zen of web sites
amasci.com Webpage design flaws
watson.addy.com Spell check your site on-line, check links
tinaja.com/web Don Lancaster’s PDF files on web design
Free content to help perk up your pages:
Once you get your URL and your Web Space, what’s next?
freesticky.com Almost unlimited quantities of free stuff
www.syc.k12.pa.us A resource site with amazing quantities of stuff
davidpye.com More fun content, scripts and trivia
Marketing your site:
And remember – your wild, wacky, wonderful web world is not complete without a listing in the Part15.us Station Listing, so be sure to send us feedback when you’re ready to take on the world. Visitors are welcome to send over their favorite pages for our next list!