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Remotehams provides a real-time list of stations around the world that are up and running.  It’s easy to access with your web browser;  just go to http://www.remotehams.com/online.html and you will see a long list arranged in alpha-numeric order.

It will look something like this:

Online List screenshot

Online List screenshot

At the time I took this screenshot, there were 279 stations listed,123 Open to All, 199 TX Capable, and 172 Club Based (which usually requires club membership, but not always.)   It can be hard to find exactly the station callsign you want in that long list, so use this easy trick to search:

First, ignore the search box at the upper left of the page.  It is a site-wide search, not a search for stations that are online.  Instead, with the online list page open, type <CTRL> F  (Press the <CTRL> key and the F key at the same time.)  This will bring up a new search field where you can type the callsign you want to find.

Search screenshot

Search screenshot

The search item, in this case wa0tda, will appear on the page:

Screenshot search result

Screenshot search result

Now you can see the station status.  Easy-peasy!