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Fwd: Ham Radio Course


Tom MacIntyre

Jan 1, 1970
Doing this for a fellow subscriber in another related group...

With the crossbreeding of amateur (ham) radio operators and
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
Engineering at . It is intended to
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;
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
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
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
books from the sources that I recommend, most college and municipal
libraries either have them or can get them temporarily for a small

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

There are three classes of license:

Technician has no code and an elementary theory and regulations exam.
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
slices here and there reserved for the ...

Extra has a 5wpm code exam and a rather extensive theory and
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
upgrade from Technician to either General or Extra. Enjoy.