Computers have been a part of the ham shack for many years now for logging, cw, packet, and other digital modes, so it was inevitable that amateur radio and the Internet should meet. In 1996, the article, "A New 'Band' For Your Radio" was published in QST that sparked the interest in ham radio communication via the Internet.
A small group of pioneers have combined amateur radio and cyberspace in a very direct way, creating new global gateways. DX contacts are possible through a local repeater and conversely a distant repeater is available through your computer.
- A New "Band" for Your Radio
QST December 1996, pp. 37-40
Amateur Radio and the Web combine to deliver another way of having fun!
- The Internet -- Repeater connection
QST December 1997, p.90
- So You Want to Talk on the Internet....
QST March 1998, p. 94
- WinLink 2000: A Worldwide HF BBS
QST March 2000, p. 90
Software allows messages to pass between an amateur radio station and the Internet.
- WinLink 2000-Internet E-mail from Anywhere!
QST January 2001, p. 51
Sidebar to The HF Digital "Tower of Babel"
WinLink and APRS Mated
Update: From Digital Dimension, QST March, 2001, p.106,
- Remote-Controlled HF Operation over the Internet
If you can’t get on the air from home, the Internet may be the answer.
- International Boat Watch Net Locates Pleasure Vessels at Sea
Yachtsmen who cruise the world's oceans for pleasure communicate primarily by HF radio.
- A Conversation With...Mike Cook, AF9Y
QST May 1998, pp. 50-51
Talks about WinLink QST November 2001, pp. 47-48
- I-Link, the .WAV of the Future
QST March 2002, pp. 38-42
Hardware and software solutions to working world-wide DX on VHF/UHF
- VoIP and Amateur Radio
Discover what the Voice Over Internet Protocol buzz is all about!
QST February 2003, pp. 44-47
- Winlink 2000 -- Enhanced Digital Messaging for Amateur Radio.
- An Experimental Microwave Data Link for 10-Megabit Ethernet
- WinLink 2000 - Enhanced Messaging For Amateur Radio
To Provide a full-featured digital E-mail transfer, position reporting and weather service to the Global Amateur Radio community where internet access is not available.
- The Internet Radio Linking Project
- Surfin': Look, Ma, No Radios!
By way of the Internet, you can make Amateur Radio contacts without a radio.
- W7DXX Internet Remote Base Keith L. Lamonica runs the W7DXX station.
- EchoLink Link Status
The EchoLink node lookup page. Lookup your nearest Echolink node.