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. 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 -- Winlink 2000 (WL2K) is a worldwide system of volunteer sysops, radio stations and network assets supporting e-mail by radio, with non-commercial links to internet e-mail.
- An Experimental Microwave Data Link for 10-Megabit Ethernet
- 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.