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In the early days of the World Wide Web, everyone's "claim to fame" was a web page which was nothing more than a series of links to other web pages. After a while, so many people had these pages of links that the excitement was gone. This very page used to be such a list, but time has distributed the information out into the Internet into a number of better places.

Therefore, this page is a shell of its former self. Rather than providing individual links, I'll just point to other web sites where the information can probably be found.

Reflectors
Logging software (both daily and contest)
QSL information
Manufacturers
Activities
Good sites with many links

Reflectors

E-mail reflectors are a way of "broadcasting" a message to a group of subscribers for the purpose of enjoining a discussion on a topic that is relevant to the particular reflector. Three sites in particular run quite a collection of different discussion groups:

contesting.com
egroups.com
qth.net

In addition, there are a few reflectors out there specifically dedicated to discussions about DXing:

NJDXA DX Reflector
DX-List E-mail Reflector

Logging Software

Daily

DX4WIN
DXbase
DXLog (PAYL)
DXtreme
EasyLog
LogEQF
Log Windows
Personal Database Applications (LOGic)
Prolog
SWISSLOG
XMLog

Contest

CT
NA
RTTY by WF1B
SD (Super Duper)
TR Log
WriteLog for Windows

NOTE: a listing here is not an endorsement. I use DX4WIN as my everyday logging software, and either CT or WriteLog in contests.


QSL Information

Pathfinder is an excellent tool with links to many sites. It can be run as a Microsoft Windows application or run from its own web site. The Radio Amateur Callbook ("Flying Horse") is still the standard when it comes to looking up addresses for DX stations, but QRZ and Buckmaster are rapidly closing the gap. QRZ is also known for its large amateur radio software repository. The Golist QSL Manager List has been a standard for years.


Manufacturers

Amplifiers

ACOM
Alpha/Power
Ameritron
Command Technologies, Inc.
QRO Technologies

Antennas

Cushcraft
Force 12
Hy-Gain
M2
Mosley Electronics
Tennadyne

Radios

ICOM
Japan Radio Company
Kenwood
TenTec
Yaesu

Accessories

Dunestar
International Radio
Radioware
Top Ten Devices

NOTE: a listing here is not an endorsement. I use ICOM and Ameritron equipment at home, and my only commercial antenna is a Hy-Gain AV-640 multi-band vertical.


Activities

10-10 International
Contesting
County Hunting
Earth-Moon-Earth (EME or "moonbounce")
Islands on the Air (IOTA)
QRP

Good Sites

eHam.net is one of the best sites around. Not only does it have a huge collection of links, but it has DX spots from around the world, discussion forums, articles, classifieds and much more.

AC6V's Amateur Radio and DX Reference Guide contains a huge number of links - check it out.

If you can't find what you are looking for at one of these sites, it just isn't there!