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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Tom MacIntyre, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. Doing this for a fellow subscriber in another related group...

    With the crossbreeding of amateur (ham) radio operators and
    electronics
    professionals being
    something on the order of 25%, this is only slightly OT.

    There is a free online ham radio course being offered and sponsored by
    RST
    Engineering at www.rstengineering.com/hamradio . It is intended to
    take
    anybody with an interest in getting a
    ham radio license from zero knowledge through at least enough
    knowledge to
    pass the written exam. There is no practical exam for a ham license;
    pass
    the written and you am one. The site is intended to take somebody
    with no
    prior knowledge of the subject to be ready to pass at least one class
    of
    license within 30 days.

    There are no time limits. Study at your own pace; my college class is
    taking the exam(s) on the 26th of February, but the rest of the world
    can
    take whatever time they see fit. I will suggest that total immersion
    is the
    best way to study this subject. If you don't want to buy the study
    guide
    books from the sources that I recommend, most college and municipal
    libraries either have them or can get them temporarily for a small
    fee.

    While I wrote this site specifically for my college electronics class
    students, with it being on the web, anybody in the USA and possessions
    can
    use the site to study for the license. There is virtually nowhere in
    the
    USA that there are not volunteer examiners within a short distance of
    your
    home. (See
    http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml f or the location closest
    to
    you.) There is a nominal fee between zero and $15 charged by the
    organization that prints, mails, examines, and files the paperwork to
    cover
    their costs of doing business.

    There are three classes of license:

    Technician has no code and an elementary theory and regulations exam.
    It
    permits limited operation below 30 MHz., but grants all privileges
    from 30
    MHz. on up.

    General has a 5wpm code exam and a moderate theory and regulations
    exam. It
    permits almost all operation on any amateur radio band, with little
    tiny
    slices here and there reserved for the ...

    Extra has a 5wpm code exam and a rather extensive theory and
    regulations
    exam. It permits all operations on any amateur radio band.

    This site is brought to you by RST Engineering, written by Jim
    (WX6RST), and
    the website maintained by Gailla (KB9MII) who is also using the site
    to
    upgrade from Technician to either General or Extra. Enjoy.

    Jim
     
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