Links to websites dealing with amateur radio (“ham radio”) and related topics

National Organisations

New Zealand: NZ Association of Radio Transmitters – NZART

Australia: Wireless Institute of Australia – WIA
Radio Amateur Societ of Australia – RASA

USA: American Radio Relay League – ARRL

General Amateur Radio Sites

Amateur Radio Callsign Directory (

Amateur Radio Newsline Podcasts

Origins of Hamspeak (from AC6V)

Collins Collectors Association

Crystal suppliers

AF4K Crystals (USA)

Netty Electronics (Canada)

QuartSLab (UK)

Morse Code

Morse equipment suppliers


Begali keys

Chevron keys

Frattini keys

Kent keys

Morse Express

Vibroplex, Bencher, GHD, Hi-Mound keys

W0EB dot stabiliser for Vibroplex and other semi-automatic keys

2B Radio Parts (unfortunately ships to USA only, and announced in May 2019 that would be closing)

Morse telegraphy key collections & information

Sparks Telegraph Key Review (pictorial catalogue of all sorts of keys)

The Telegraph Office (on the Internet Archive)

Telegraph Museum by Tom Perera W1TP

Vibroplex Collectors Page

Magazines and newsletters about Morse Code

Key – Down Under, newsletter of FISTS Down Under (published irregularly)

Key Note, monthly newsletter of FISTS Europe

Morsum Magnificat (quarterly issues, 1986-2004)

NZ Net News, fortnightly newsletter of the New Zealand Net

QNI, newsletter of Radio Relay International

Solid Copy, monthly newsletter of CW Ops

Sparks Journal, quarterly magazine of the Society of Wireless Pioneers (1977-1986)

Morse history & general

Australian Telegraph Office – Ron McMullen’s very large collection of keys and memorabilia

Telegraph Lore (landline telegraphy)

Examples of Morse Code in movies, television shows, etc.

Morse operating aids

Morse Code abbreviations

Morse Code prosigns

Morse Code Q signals

Radiogram message forms (You can download and print these on A4 or Letter-size paper.)

Video: Adjusting a Vibroplex Bug

Morse organisations

NZ Net – the national amateur radio network of Aotearoa New Zealand

CW Ops

First Class CW Operators Club (FOC)

FISTS Down Under

Radio Relay International

Society of Wireless Pioneers (SOWP)

Straight Key Century Club

Learning Morse Code

TeachMorse is a Windows application that works on Windows XP through to Windows 10 and provides a way to play practice text at different speeds. It uses the Howard Cunningham teaching character string which is similar to the ‘Koch’ method. TeachMorse is available free to download from the NZART website.

NZART also has offers a Morse test at an extremely basic level.

How to learn Morse (Malta Amateur Radio League)

Morse Code Practice (W1AW – American Radio Relay League)

Morse Code Translator (Type in your text and hear it in Morse!)

Maritime Radio

Musick Point Radio Group – an amateur radio club in Auckland, dedicated to preserving the former home of coast station Auckland Radio ZLD – historical information about New Zealand coast radio stations

Radio NZ programme on the 100th anniversary of Wellington Coast Radio station ZLW (July 17 2011) – unfortunately the very first sentence in the report is wrong – the morse being sent is not the ZLW callsign, but rather “CQ”, the general call to all stations

Maritime Radio Historical Society (US)

Other Radio Sites (Non-Amateur)

Kapiti Coast Museum (ZL6KCM)

New Zealand Radio DX League

New Zealand Vintage Radio Project

New Zealand Vintage Radio Society

Whanganui Vintage Radio Museum

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