Archives for : December2009

    Ham Radio Iphone applications

    I have a Iphone and have been loading Ham applications onto it… Below is a list of some of them.

    • Amateur Radio Exam Prep for iPhone – Amateur Radio License exams are composed of questions from a pool. Use this application to practice all possible questions prior to taking your exam
    • CallBook for iPhone– CallBook is an Amateur Radio application that allows you to look up call signs via the free WM7D server, the QRZ Online subscription service or the HamCall subscription server and track active APRS stations on Lookup results can be emailed and the QTH can be instantly viewed in the Maps application
    • Elmer for iPhone – iPhone Software to practice taking your Ham Radio Exam
    • Freq Finder: iPhone Repeater Directory – Freq Finder is an iPhone based Ham Radio Repeater Directory that locates repeaters based on the user location.
    • FreqLoader: iPhone companion for the mobile ham– FreqLoader is the perfect iPhone/iPod Touch companion for amateur radio operators, monitoring enthusiasts, shortwave listeners and anyone with an interest in the air waves. Whether you’re an active licensed ham or an avid scanner listener, FreqLoader will allow you to find what you’re looking for, keep track of your stations, maintain complete logs and share your finds with friends, groups and the world.
    • hamDXcluster for iPhone – DX Cluster for iPhone application
    • iLocator for iPhone – A small application for Apple iPhone that calculate grid locator from gps, wifi or gsm cells by IW2BSQ
    • iPhone Ham Radio Callsign Lookup– This webapp provides an iPhone-compatible lookup of Amateur Radio Callsigns. It provides the name, address, and license class (from the FCC’s public records) of any US-Licensed Amateur Radio Operator.
    • Morse Key for iPhone – A free simple touchscreen-based CW Morse Code straight key. Practice sending Morse Code on your iPhone.
    • IBCNU APRS on the Iphone - The Live IBCNU feed can be found here.
    • APRS – how to configure the application can be found at Find Maps  at


    EchoLink is finally available for the iPhone and iPod touch. It even allows me to use my Bluetooth car kit to have a QSO.

    HAM’s who use EchoLink on the PC and Mac will appreciate the value of this on the iPhone.

    South Australia emergency services live audio and pagers

    This is something which could be useful going into fire season here in South Australia. It is a feed from the SA government trunk radio network.

    I will see if there are more feeds like this that also include the regional and remote area trunks. This sounds like the Adelaide CBD feed.

    Hear the GRN live here:

    The links came from

    The SA Government Radio Network also has a paging service. or

    Find the full list of live audio here.

    Some related interesting links from the SA SCAN site.

    South Australian Emergency Services South Australian Police (SAPOL) South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) South Australian State Emergency Service (SES)

    Scanning Resources – Australian scanning forum – South Australian scanning forum – Wireless communications monitoring enthusiasts group Lake Macquarie (NSW) Scanning ACMA Online Frequency Search Australia Sydney Scan The Strong Signals Homepage Digital Modes Audio Samples Butel Scanning Software

    Citizen Band (CB) Radio Australian Citizen Radio Monitors (ACRM) Australian Association of Citizen Band Radio Operators UHF World – Repeater List – Australia’s #1 Radio Hobby Website

    Radio Equipment AJK Communications Please support SA Scan by making a donation on their PayPal link

    Other South Australian Online scanners Adelaide Scan – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Adelaide metro area – may need Winamp to run Scan Adelaide – Online scanner covering emergency services and Transport S.A. in the Adelaide metro area. Barossa Scan – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Barossa Valley SAGRNÂ Scan – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Adelaide area and northern suburbs SAGRN Paging Feed 1 – Online SAGRN paging feed Adelaide Airport – Online feed covering all the airband frequencies used at Adelaide Airport (YPAD)

    Other Australian Online scanners Dubbo Scan – Online scanner with display covering emergency services in the Dubbo area Sydney Scan – Online scanner covering the Campbelltown / Sydney area Scan Northern NSW – Online scanner with display covering emergency services in the Tweed Heads area Scan South Coast NSW – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Bega area NSW Online Scanner – Unsure where this one is located, monitors emergency services in rural NSW Scan ACT – Online scanner with display covering emergency services in the Canberra area Melbourne Online Scanner – Online scanner with display covering emergency services in the Melbourne area Victoria CFA Online Scanners – Multiple online scanners covering various parts of Victoria Bendigo Online Scanner – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Bendigo area Brisbane Scanner – Online scanner monitoring the Police in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas Mareeba Scanner – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Mareeba area (near Cairns), may not be online 24/7 Cairns Online Scanner – Online scanner covering emergency services in the Cairns area, may not be online 24/7

    Live Feed Listing for Central – Greater Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Division

    To listen to a feed using the online player, choose a feed in the playlist in the above player. To listen using other methods such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, or Winamp, choose your player selection and click the speaker icon to start listening. Premium Subscribers can set their default external medial player format on their MyRR Personalization Page. Feed archives can be found by clicking the additional feed details icon for each feed.

    ListenFeedGenreListenersPlayer SelectionLinksStatus
    South Australian Emergency Services Fire, Ambulance, Rescue, MarinePublic Safety7 Online