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Inland Marine Radio History Archive. Describes as "Collecting, preserving and presenting the history of radio's use on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River system.  Exceptional collection of photos--be sure to look at the images of WUG2, West Memphis, AR from the 1920's. Very much worth a visit.

Sparky's Maritime Radio Page. (NEW URL) One of the best sites on the web. Includes maritime news bulletins, ARA news, excellent graphics--and all with a sense of humor.

Maritime News.   Large and excellent site with lots of current news about ships and the shipping industry.

Australian Maritime Communications Stations. Not only up to the minute information on the network of Australian stations (VIB, VID, VIM, VIP, VIS and VIT), this site has many links to other sites and pages dealing with current and historical maritime stations. Very much worth a visit.

Other Organizations

Society of Wireless Pioneers. (NEW URL) Like the VWOA, draws upon former professional radio operators--land, sea, air, military, and civilian. Mostly radio amateurs, as well, SOWP has several on-the-air events.

Antique Wireless Association. (NEW URL) The leading organization dedicated to preserving the history of the development of communications technology. The AWA museum houses several pieces of equipment donated by VWOA members.

New Jersey Antique Radio Club.  One of the best local clubs with many activities and a home page brimming with information.  Not just for New Jersey folks.

Maritime Radio Historical Society.  Name pretty much says it all. Where else can you find pages on a "Victory Ship Radio Console" or "Last Transmission from KFS"? Lovingly done and very visually interesting.

Morse Telegraph Club. A wonderful web site from the organization "dedicated to the perpetuation of the knowledge and traditions of telegraphy using Morse Code (American or International) either wire or wireless." The site has links for folks who want to communicate over the internet using Morse Code...including software to simulate the old fashioned KOB (key on board) sounders.

Amateur Radio

Ham Callsign Lookup Search for any licensed U.S. amateur radio operator by callsign, name, or location

American Radio Relay League The largest organization of radio amateurs in the USA.

Radio and Communication History

Antique Radio Classified Excellent articles about historic radios and an excellent source of book reviews.

Phil's Old Radios (NEW URL) A site dedicated to classic communication equipment

Marconi Museum and Marconi Foundation.  Wonderful site operated by VWOA Marconi Gold Medalist Ray Minichiello. Gateway to both the Marconi Museum and the Marconi Foundation. A "must visit" site.  Their slogan says it all, "From Spark to Space."

Marconi Calling.  A very different Marconi site with a truly unique archive of images and information and stunning graphic layout.