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Ham Radio Toolbar for IE and Firefox

I’ve created a (free) ham radio toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox that may be of interest to other hams. I’d found some shortcomings in some similar toolbars so I produced this one… The Hamlinks ham radio webbrowser toolbar.

At the moment, the HamLinks toolbar looks like this:

Firefox and IE ham radio toolbar

It is very easy to install (and uninstall) for both Firefox and Internet Explorer.  

My ham radio toolbar has several features that will be of particular interest to hams:

  • A very powerful search box. Simply enter some text in the box or select it in your browser, then use the search menu to quickly search any of the following:
    • QRZ.com (great for callsign searches from the toolbar)
    • DXwatch (spot searches from the toolbar)
    • QSL Manager (lookup dx callsigns from the toolbar)
    • FindU.com (APRS location information with a call search from the hamlinks toolbar)
    • Ham Radio Links (search the links directory)
    • Product reviews (select a ham radio product and instantly find reviews for it!)
    • Ham Radio Classifieds at eHam and QTH.com (select a product and see if there are any for sale). Of course, you can also find ham radio products at eBay as well further down the menu.
  • Links to popular ham radio websites.
  • Access to the DXpedition Map.
  • Ham Radio Blog Feeds
  • Customizable email notifier and weather icon
  • UTC Time
  • WWV gadget to show propagation bulletins
  • Podcast player with ham radio related podcasts

Here is an example of the hamlinks toolbar in action. In this screen shot I have selected text from a product review for the Bencher BY-1 key. That automatically places that text in the search box. Next, I’ve pulled down the search box to see my options. You can see that I could instantly jump to the eHam product reviews pages for that product, or I could check out the classifieds to see if one is for sale. Pretty cool huh?

Ham Radio Toolbar in action

One Response to “Ham Radio Toolbar for IE and Firefox”

  1. Thanks for the information on the toolbar. I didn’t even know it existed and another ham radio blog had you linked. Thanks again.

    73, KI4WLR
    http://www.ki4wlr.com

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