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|| Defence Information || Libraries and References || Surplus Equipment || Navigation ||
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Bellow you will find various links to military and communication equipment related web sites that I have collected throughout the years. Use the jump list above to jump to a specific section.

Links will open in a new browser tab and were last verified and updated in July 2020.

Communications (general) To top of list.

Amateur Radio Soundblaster Software Collection by Oliver Welp
Black Cat Systems (Macintosh and PC software)
Charles Brain (PC based multi-tone modem, ALE and vocoder projects)
Grove Enterprises (GroveLink, Monitoring Times, Satellite Times etc...) [<-- dead link]
HF Asia (VLF/LF/HF Monitoring & Wireline Modems) [<-- dead link]
Monitoring Utility Central (this site is dedicated to non-broadcast digital communications) [<-- dead link]
Monitoring Utility Stations (good assortment of audio sample files, by Leif Dehio)
Ontario DX Association (
Tactical Link Systems (experiments in ALE and NVIS) [<-- expired domain]
UHF Satcom (Internet resource for satellite and spacecraft downlink frequencies and information.)
Universal Radio
Utility World by Hugh Stegman
Worldwide Utility News (WUN ceased operations in April 2006) [<-- expired domain]

CAP Civil Air Patrol
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
IPS Australian Government IPS Radio and Space Services (HF Propagation data)
National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)
NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
NIST - Time & Frequency Division
NOAA Radio Propagation
Office of Spectrum Management
Solar Terrestrial Dispatch (HF Propagation programs, data etc...)
US Naval Observatory
WWV Propagation Forecast (Current Space Weather Conditions)

HFIA High Frequency Industry Association (info on ALE System)
Maritime Radio Professionals (formerly Maritime Radio Stations of the World - Bob Dixon)

Communications (Amateur Radio) To top of list.

ARRL American Radio Relay League
BARTG British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (Note: look under Articles for the BARTG Sound File Library)
CFARS Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System
HFLINK Amateur ALE HF Communications (ALE HF Communications and the Global HF Network)
RAC Radio Amateurs of Canada

Amateur Digital Modes (references & sound files by NB6Z) [<-- dead link]
Radio World
TAPR (Tucson Amateur Packet Radio) APRS/DSP/GPS and more
NOTE: You can also ftp to TAPR as

Communications (Frequency Lists) To top of list.

Peter Ivakitsch's Canadian Aeronautical Communications Website
Ron Katz's ONTSCAN (Ontario) Radio Frequency Directory [<-- dead link]
Global Frequency Database
Short-Wave Info (database of all the shortwave broadcasts)

Communications Equipment (general) To top of list.

HAL Communications Corp (HF modems & software) [<-- hosting account expired]
Kantronics Co., Inc. (radio modems)
Radiall/Larsen Electronics (antennae) [<-- expired domain]
Optoelectronics (test, communications, & surveillance equipment)

Military Communication Manufacturers To top of list.

Antenna Products (HF and other antennae products)
Associated Industires (VRC-12, PRC-77/1177, field phones, switchboards)
Astrocom Electronics (headsets, connectors, cables)
Cincinnati Electronics a L3Harris company (LOS, SATCOM & crypto)
Computing Devices Canada Ltd. (Canadian division of General Dynamics)
Cubic Corporation
Eyring (low profile ELPA and NVIS antennae) [<-- expired domain]
Frederick Electronics a company (HF modems)
General Atronics Corp. / DRS Communications (now Leonardo DRS. HF modems)
General Dynamics Corp. - Main Page
General Dynamics - Land Systems
General Dynamics - Tallahassee (Sincgars AN/PRC-119 radio) [<-- dead link]
Grintek Communications (Commecial and Military Products) [<-- dead link]
Harris - RF Communications Division (now L3Harris) Commercial and Military Communications
L3 / Loral Terracomm (look in the 'Products' -> 'Terra Comm' area for radios) [<-- dead link]
Canadian Marconi an Ericsson company [<-- redirect to]
Motorola WWW Server Defence Electronics. Includes radios etc. This is now part of General Dynamics
R.A.Miller Industries (military antennae)
Racal (Racal is now owned by the Thales Group) [<-- nightmare website to find things!] [<-- expired domain]
Racal Acoustics division [<-- dead link]
Racal Antennae division [<-- dead link]
Racal Radio Communication products. Now called: Thales Communications [<-- dead link]
Racal Canada [<-- dead link]
Racal U.K. [<-- dead link]
Raytheon, E-Systems
Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Military Products
Shakespeare (military antennae)
Shakespeare (marine antennae)
Sunair Electronics Inc.
TACO Communications (collinear (Muldipol), Helical antennae)
Tadiran (main batteries page)
Tadiran (military communication equipment) [<-- dead link]
Thales Systems Canada One of Canada's leading C3 systems integration companies. [<-- dead link]
Thales Antennas formerly Racal Antennae division [<-- expired domain]
Transworld a Datron Systems Inc. Company [<-- no longer appears to be radio related]
Valcom (military antennae and navigational equipment)

Military Equipment References, Lists & Databases To top of list.

British Military Communications Homepage [<-- dead link]
Commochief (site no longer appears to host radio related topics)
The Military COMMO Equipment List [<-- dead link]
Bill's Military Equipment List
Dave Ross's Real Radios Have Motors page
Tactical Link Systems [<-- expired domain]
West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group [<-- expired domain]
Military Radio Collectors Association

Defence Information To top of list.

Army Technology
E-HAWK [<-- expired domain]
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Link
NATO | | |
NORAD [<-- dead link]
US Army Forces Command [<-- dead link]
US Signal Corps [<-- dead link]

Jane's Information Group (equipment, photos, news, acronyms)
Journal of Electronic Defense
FORCE XXI (military acronyms) [<-- dead link]
Signal Magazine Journal for Comms, Electronics, Intelligence, and Info Systems Professionals

Canadian Security Intelligence Services [<-- dead link]
Central Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency

Canadian Defence Industries Association
Canadian Forces College
Department of National Defence
Defence Research Establishment Canada (DRDC)
Royal Military College of Canada [<-- dead link]

Surplus Equipment To top of list.

American-Milspec (various surplus military communication equipment and parts)
Coleman's Surplus (various surplus equipment and vehicle parts)
Columbia Electronics International Inc. (communications equipment)
Combat Radio (UK tactical radio surplus)
Fair Radio Sales (broad range of surplus)
Moser Electronics Company (MECO)
Murphy's Surplus
Radio Finder (vintage and some military radios) [<-- expired domain]
Surplus Al (military manuals, chrystals and connectors) [<-- dead link]
Toronto Surplus & Scientific (great range of new/old test & scientific equipment, comms etc...)
Tucker Electronics
W.J. Ford Surplus Enterprises (closed in 2007) [<-- expired domain]

LoadUp Online Survival Surplus Military Army Navy Store (various surplus items)
US Cavalry

Navigation To top of list.

Geodetic Survey Division (Government of Canada)
GPS World
Interagency GPS Executive Board [<-- expired domain]
Peter Bennett's FTP directory (GPS software and links) [<-- expired domain]
Sam Wormley's GPS Page (fabulous page!) [<-- dead link]
University of Texas [<-- dead link]
TAPR (see list above in COMMUNICATIONS, Amateur Radio)

Magellan [<--dead link]
Rockwell [<-- dead link]
Trimble Navigation

Government of Canada To top of list.

Government of Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Emergency Preparedness Canada
National Search and Rescue Secretariat

Canadian Military Units To top of list.

32 Signal Regiment
Royal Canadian Artillery [<-- dead link]

Meteorological Sites To top of list.

NAV CAN (main site)
NAV CAN Weather (radar, METAR, PIREPS etc...)

NOAA National Weather Service
NOAA WMO and ICAO Met Station Database (with search engine)

Weather To top of list.

Environment Canada
The Weather Network
USA Today
Weather Underground (includes personal WX stations)

Libraries and References To top of list.

Dejanews (now Google Groups) [<-- dead link]
Library of Congress
National Library of Canada
NIST Home Page National Institute of Standards and Technology
NRC National Research Council of Canada
Space & Warfare Lexicon [<-- dead link]

Time Station CHU
Time Station WWV, WWVB, WWVH

Revised: February 06, 2021
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