Useful Links and Information

There is a new Operating Tips section with information about interfaces for Winlink Express, using a Kenwood TH-D72A for Winlink Express, installing coax connectors and info for new hams.

The SSIARS helped out with communications for the Swiftsure International Yacht Race in 2013, 2014 and 2015, providing communications from the Swiftsure Bank back to Victoria. In 2016, the SSIARS crew was at Neah Bay.


This new section will deal with propagation... how it works and tools to help forecast how the sun and the ionisphere are treating us.

Useful Devices, Kits & QRP...


Undoubtedly, amateur radio operators have enthusiastically adopted computers in the shack. However, there has also been a quiet revolution in the world of micro-computers. The first Raspberry Pi came out in February of 2012. While it was originally designed to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries, it is a fully-functional Linux computer as powerful as some desktop and laptop computers from just a few years ago. Only your imagination will limit what can be done with it.

The Arduino is a micro-controller, but is often used in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi as well as a stand-alone device. Note... an Arduino is used in the VFO for the BITX40 mentioned above.