Good Links and Free Stuff

Here You will find a number of links to useful stuff i find on the web. I also will put links to good downloads like software to decode Morse (can be used with a number of our Kits)

The Popular Wireless 1925 Crystal set Experimenters Handbook

Please feel free to download a copy of this pdf by clicking on the image on the left.


The Doerle 1938 'How to build 4 Doerle Short Wave Sets

Please feel free to download a copy of this pdf by clicking on the image on the left.

A book on simple transistor receivers, Most are for AM MW and are very simple, A interesting little book from Clive Sinclair

Another Simple circuit book from Clive Sinclair (1960) Enjoy!


Bill (G0ELZ) as produced a large text file full of QSO format passages, these are a great way to practice your receiving skills by loading them into a morse translator or better still use them with G4FON suber Morse traing package for the PC. Bill has given permission to host these on my site  for which i am very glad to do. Feel Free to download them by clicking on the FISTS Logo.

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I recently received an email from a young Scout by the name of Mason who was working on his  "Signs, Signals and Codes" merit badge. He found some of the information on this page of help to him and sent me a link to a very useful resource he found on the web.

The resource is FULL of very interesting and useful information and so I have put the link to it below.


                            Thanks to Mason (and his Mom Selena) for taking the time to send it in so others can benefit from the information

Clubs and Societies

FISTS CW Club   
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society

Other Ham Sites

Bantenna Aerial Suppliers

Software Free and Paid for

CWget , Good Free CW Decoder

FLDigi MuiltMode Data Coms (also a good CW Decoder)

A great Morse tutor package you can download. (Its Free too!)

G4FON Morse Tutor for the PC

This is the best PC Morse tutor I have seen. I recommend this one. This is a great way to learn, Use this at home when you can and then when you know the sound of the letters  use one of my Tutors, You get the best of both worlds then. 

Using the OSK keyer with the FT901