MAX-GAIN SYSTEMS, INC . Presenting the best ham-radio related links page on the planet! (At least WE think so!) The gang at Max-Gain has surfed the web for thousands of hours in search of the best ham radio sites. Here is a list of the best of the best. If you follow these links, you should be able to find the answer to any question you might have –as long as it’s related to ham radio—the greatest hobby on earth! Our links will let you find the answer fast without having to be away from the radio too long. We also include many aviation related links as well as others related to the almost limitless uses for our fiberglass products. Enjoy!
Antenna Materials and Antenna Manufacturers
- Max-Gain Systems, Inc. — Since you are enjoying our links page, you really should visit our home page to see all that we have to offer. Your links to our home page are welcomed and very much appreciated. (Please tell your friends about us!)
- Hex-Beam construction page by K4KIO – EXCELLENT hex-beam cons tr uction site by Leo Shoemaker, K4KIO.
- Cubex Company — HF Quads as well VHF lines
- OptiBeam antennas from Germany!
- Chameleon Antenna – An innovative antenna design for fixed / portable or mobile use, and covering 6-80 meter bands! VERY nicely made, too!
- Antenna Magic Page …by Ray Jurgens, KQ6RH. MANY lightweight and portable designs!
- MFJ / Hy-Gain (Very wide line!)
- Comtek Systems — Makers of Four Square phased array antenna systems
- M2 Antennas –Wide line of single and multi-band yagis.
- Ray Jurgens — Antenna Magic
- Wolf Radio — carries many antennas for CB, ham, and FM broadcast
- Array Solutions — Wide line of antennas, phasing, switching, matching, and contesting needs . . . . amateur radio, commercial, and military!
- Penninger Radio — Manufacturers of an EXCELLENT line of antenna materials, tube joiners, guy rings, hitch mounts & MUCH more!
- Hex beam base plate, hardware, and parts site by Ron Mott, W4RDM
- Antennas.us — WIDE range of antennas from military , amateur, and mobile to GPS, WLAN/Wi-Fi/WiMax and TV!
- Rick Adams – Makers of cubical quad spiders for CB and ham radio use
- Myers Engineering — Providers of original and custom antenna design, antenna engineering, and antenna development and manufacturing services
- Radio Works RF Consulting – Broadcast & communications design & repairs, coaxial & waveguide systems testing, grounding systems design & testing
- Hex antennas and hex antenna parts by K5BOB, including unique non-metallic base plates of UHMW material
- The Antenna Ranch .. Radial plates, baluns, antennas
- Qtenna boomless quad hubs and quad hardware — Boomless quad hubs and quad hardware by Steve Narducci, W9SN
- NI4L Antennas & Electronics — Antennas custom made to your frequency of choice!
- RadioWavz – Manufacturers of many wire antennas, including Hex antennas that cover 40 meters! (And now the world’s first 160 – 10 meter Hex antenna!)
Ultralight aircraft and PPC links
Mega Links — Tons of everything on many areas of the ham radio hobby
- XE1BEF Megalinks — Over 16,000 ham related links!
- AC6V’s Ham Links
- VERY comprehensive list of military & surplus dealers & mfr’s. by Brooke Clarke, N6GCE
Ham Exam Question Pools — Study for your license!!
- Numorse / Nutest — (Commercial Study Aids)
- The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) — when you get your license, you really OUGHT to join!
- Generate a map of all licensed hams in your area! — Really nice tool to map all licensed hams in your (or any) zip code!
- Radio study guides page (excellent list!) by Appliance parts Pros.com: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/radio-study-guides.aspx
Callsign Lookup Databases
Hamfests and Swapmeets
- ARRL Hamfest Calendar
- New England Area Hamfests Dayton Hamvention
- Atlanta Hamfestival and Computer Fair
FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
Miscellaneous Ham Related Sites
- GS-35B sockets by W4ZT: Custom sockets and chimneys for Russian GS-35B electron tubes. Beautifully crafted by Tony King, W4ZT
- Tower installation notes by N1LO
- Dick Byrd (N4UQ) Alpha Amplifier Pages
- L.B. Cebik: W4RNL’s website. Antenna modeling services, antenna books.
- TubesPlus: Custom crafted plate caps for power tubes and much more.
- Almost All Digital Electronics …lots of great test instrument kits….we use them, and they work great!
- Southeastern DX club
- The Tube Center…wide line of receiving tubes. Very nice to deal with!
- DXtreme Software produces logging programs for Amateur Radio operators as well as long-, medium-, and short-wave DXers.
- Georgia Copper .com … source for copper strap, copper sheet, copper mesh for station grounding!
- www.eaesales.com … Wide variety of Soldering equipment, solder, and electronics assembly related supplies!
- Harbach Electronics – Peter Dahl transformers, parts for Heathkit, Drake, Dentron amplifiers
- orenelliottproducts.com – Domestic (USA based) designer / manufacturer of air dielectric capacitors and variable inductors!
- http://www.arraysolutions.com/Products/phillystrantop.htm – Array Solutions, supplier of Phillystran guying products
- http://www.balundesigns.com – Baluns and Ununs by Balun Designs, LLC. Custom winding available!
- American Radio Supply. Wide line of amateur radio related products!
- http://frank.pocnet.net/ — An excellent tube datasheet database for a wide variety of electron tubes, maintained by Frank Philipse from the Netherlands
- TubeDisplays.com – Display stands for Classic, Vintage and Collector Vacuum Tubes
Miscellaneous “interesting stuff” links
- Hatch Hoodie – Made by Banner Bay Marine, an innovative hatch cover for your sailboat!
- Test Parts.Com -Sellers of Test equipment, used and new, Microwave and RF parts and components, RF connectors and adapters, and much more!
- GenTent Safety Canopies – An innovative, easily removable wet weather canopy to protect your generator from rain, snow, and sleet when running outdoors!
Manufacturers and Dealers (See also “Mega Links” section)
- The Sign Man of Baton Rouge — Callsign badges, caps, license plates, mugs, custom lettering & designs. Nice people, too!
- Texas Towers – Aluminum tubing, tower, tower hardware
Radio Modifications and Hard-To-Find Parts
Shallow Water Anchors
- A good video from Learn to catch catfish . com on how to make your own shallow water anchor.
- More detailed info from Learn to catch catfish . com on making your own anchor.
Links to Friends’ Sites
- Davinian Crafted home page – Professional ebook and print cover design and print formatting, and web banner design at affordable prices!
- Davinian Crafted — Professional ebook and print cover design at affordable prices
- Davinian Crafted — Professional ebook and print formatting services at reasonable prices
- Davinian Crafted — Professional quality web banner design services at affordable prices
- New book “Sword from the Sky” by R. Janvier del Valle is now available in paperback from Amazon!
- Great heroic fantasy literature available for download FREE in all ebook formats! (These are some excellent works. MGS staff)
- We buy used ceramic/metal electron tubes
- NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
- LST 873 Ship’s Roster
- LST-873 amphibious photo archive
- Voyage log: LST-873
- Faith Lutheran Church and School, Marietta , GA
- A Tasty Touch Catering… EXCELLENT food, and very nice people to deal with!
- Plycem fiber cement trim . A REALLY great construction material! Check it out!
- http://www.spalo.org Sleep Pea Angel Literacy Organization
- Children of a Sunless Land (The deaf swordsman series, No. 1) kindle edition E-book for download at Amazon
- Kitchenbathsinks.com — Great people to deal with, and extra nice goodies for the kitchen and bath!
- Website of author Reinaldo Del Valle, featuring his newest book, “The Valentine Circle” (Mystery / thriller / suspense)
- Amazon order link for Kindle version of “The Valentine Circle” (Mystery / thriller / suspense category)
- Amazon order link for hard copy version of “The Valentine Circle” (Mystery / thriller / suspense category)
Interested in very lightweight, low-profile wire beams, loops, and quads for HF? Many of these antennas are ideal for restricted spaces and portable applications.
Ray Jurgens, KQ6RH, has an extremely good site called “Antenna Magic”, which is devoted to antennas of these types. Photos, performance plots, and practical experience on Reflected M beams, VK2ABQ wire beams, quad loops, super lightweight quads, “quickie” verticals, elevated half squares, rotatable self-supporting dipoles, and even the Pheiffer quad is PACKED into this large and informative site.
R.F. Jurgens Communications sells the special “versa-hubs” and other parts which make assembling these antennas very easy, and (of course) you can get your fiberglass here at the MGS website. Check out “table 1” on the Antenna Magic site, then look at specific antennas to determine the materials you will need.
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Antenna Magic link URL is: http://www.antenna-magic.com/
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