Area Amateur Radio Clubs

Mount Beacon Amateur Radio Club
FM-repeater group specializing in public service communications.
Overlook Amateur Radio Club
Primarily serves Ulster and Dutchess Counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York
Peekskill /Cortlandt Amateur Radio Association
Serving the Greater Peekskill / Cortlandt Area of Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York State
TSARA: Tri-States Amateur Radio Association
Serves Amateurs in the NY-NJ-PA region. Club offers an annual Hamfest, monthly VE sessions and other activities.

Amateur Radio and Electronic Parts Dealers

Parts is parts and they have a good supply of them
BG Microelectronics
Parts is parts and they also have a good supply of them.
Gateway Electronics
Lots of surplus “goodies” for construction and experimentation at attractive prices.
Ham Radio Outlet
Another reputable, knowledgeable amateur radio dealer
610 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, +1 973-571-1930

ICOM specialist since 1978. Gene offers a wide selection of new, used and demo gear plus in- and out-of-warranty service. Catch him at the next hamfest, or check out his Website.

Marlin P. Jones and Associates
Parts including microcontrollers
Quicksilver Radio
47 Billard St, Meriden, CT, 06451, +1 203 440-4973

Anderson Powerpoles, wide variety of DC Power cables and accessories; ladder line, coax cables, antenna wire of many types; high quality antenna rope, pulleys, and insulators, Go-kit pieces.

Amateur Magazines

CQ Amateur Radio
Contests. Construction. Amateur news. Education & information.
Ham Radio Online
Monitoring Times
Premiere magazine for radio hobbyists covers the spectrum from LF beacons through Ku satellites. Essential reading for scanner enthusiasts!
Nuts & Volts
Once primarily a tabloid ad-circular, this slick, professional monthly promises “Everything For Electronics” – and delivers!
QST Magazine & QEX/Communications Quarterly
QST: Official Membership journal of the American Radio Relay League.
QEX/Communications Quarterly: Technical “meat” for the serious experimenter.

Community Service Organizations

The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc.
Tiny Pollepel Island (aka, “Bannerman’s”) is home to centuries of folklore – and a mysterious, crumbling castle! Take a closer look at this unique historical “icon” and one non-profit group’s efforts to preserve it.


Yaesu (Vertex Standard)
ICOM America
Kenwood Communications
MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
Accessories, includes Ameritron amplifiers and Vectronics antenna tuners.
L.K.G. Industries
Philmore parts, DATAK PCB supplies, Pfanstiehl phono stylii, EDSYN desoldering tools, Loctite products. Experimenters: check out the line of DATAKITS and DEPP educational kits!
Buckmaster Publishing

Amateur Radio Software

ARRL Software
ARRL offers a variety of the latest computer software for educational and station development purposes.
America’s premiere source for satellite tracking and telemetry-decoding utilities!
FUNET: The Finnish University and Research Network Archive
Loads of useful Amateur and SWL programs for free download.

Operating Info

Commercial Amateur database publisher with a variety of useful products offers this free callsign lookup service.
Rockland Repeater Association
Rockland Repeater Association website, with info about their repeaters and a link to the Crystal Radio Club.
ARRL Callsign Search
Another of the American Radio Relay League’s free services for new and experienced Hams.
Band conditions
Current Band conditions
Where are all the Hams? – Hammap
This link will show you where someone is located

Information & General Interest Sites

ARRL: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.
National association for radio amateurs.
ARRL Hudson Division
Webpage for the Eastern NY, NY-Long Island and Northern NJ Sections.
AMSAT: The Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation
Non-profit association for space-communications enthusiasts. Builds, manages and promotes use of Amateur satellites.
FCC: The Federal Communications Commission
Governmental agency that regulates all means of electronic communications in the U.S.
NIST: National Institute of Standards & Technology
Governmental agency. Hosts web pages for standard time & frequency stations WWV, WWVH and WWVB.
TAPR: Tucson Amateur Packet Radio, Inc.
Non-profit association for modern data communications via Amateur Radio. Pioneered the TNC and encourages use of the AX.25 packet-switching protocol.