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We are an amateur radio license preparation and education service dedicated to helping you develop the knowledge and skills you need to get on the air quickly, with competence and confidence.  With our integrated learning system you will ace your ham radio license exam, and you will Really Get It! You will really understand ham radio!  Read More

Get Your Ham Radio License!
Posted July 30th, 2014 by in Feature Article

You want to get your ham radio license, huh? Good! I know it can seem chaotic and confusing at first. There is a ton of jargon to cut through. A room … Read More

WBØTGE’s “Mighty Woof” – 2m/440 MHz Dual Band Fan Dipole
Posted March 25th, 2014 by in Guest Article

This article was submitted to HamRadioSchool.com by Al Andzik WBØTGE. It describes a unique copper pipe fan dipole that Al created and that provides fantastic results!  Thanks for the submission, … Read More

Posted July 23rd, 2015 by in Ham Radio 101

Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) is an ionospheric skip operating technique that directs the strongest signals from a station vertically, or upward, rather than toward the horizon. Signals propagating nearly … Read More

(G9D02) NVIS Antenna
Posted July 17th, 2015 by in Question of the Week

General Class Question of the Week G9D02 from the General License Course, Section 5.1 Antenna Theory & Principles p.135:
Which of the following is an advantage of an NVIS antenna?
A. … Read More

Simplex, Duplex, Offset and Split
Posted August 4th, 2015 by in Shack Talk

Some time ago, a ham on twitter posted about a “2m SSB simplex contact” he had made. Another ham replied with “2m SSB is just that. The word simplex is … Read More