Ham Information Links
Winter Field Day Information http://www.spar-hams.org/
Slow Scan TV www.kc1cs.com & search/youtube "easypal"
Solar band conditions http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html
Renewing your license is free and easy - don't pay anyone - you need to be familiar with this process anyway:
Renew your Amateur Radio License at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls Read "New Users -Learn More". As it states if you haven't done it or it's your first renewal, you will need to register thru CORES and get a password, after this is accomplished you will need to log-in to the ULS and enter your FRN (10 digit # on your ham license) and your password. If your license isn't visible - then you need to associate your amateur license with your FRN # so your license will show up, and then you can begin the renewal process. Click your licensee name-addr box then continue, check appropriate boxes, verify all name & addr information, recheck info & continue, type your name as on your license (title probably not necessary) and submit. Print your confirmation page with your File Number or save as .mht type webpage.