Article Category: a. The Basics

The Basics

These HamRadioSchool.com articles provide information about basic radio operations, Technician-level knowledge requirements, and other fundamentals of amateur radio. . . . . . . . . . . .

Beginners, start with this article:  Get Your Ham Radio License!  Then, try other articles here “a’ la carte” as you learn with our Technician License Course book.

Station Equipment and Setup
Hey, Which Coaxial Cable Should I Use?
T0A06 Electrical Shock Protection
T0B05 Gin Poles
T4B05 Ignition Interference
What’s That Connector on My HT?
T7C04 SWR
T0C04 RF Exposure
Your First Dipole Antenna
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Rules & Regs
Peculiar Pecuniary Interest
Station Control Responsibility
T0C03 RF Exposure Evaluation Requirement
T1F06 Self-assigned Call Indicators
T1A06 Interference in 70cm Band
T1E04 Transmitting Privileges
T1A03 Governing of the Amateur Radio Service
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On-air Operating
Five Common Mistakes New Hams Make
T2C03 Phonetic Alphabet
Single Sideband Above 50 MHz
T7A04 Receiver Signal Discrimination
T7A09 VHF Multi-mode Transceiver
Is Alaska a Country?
Practical Signal Reports
T1F09++ Repeater Questions
T2A01 Repeater Offsets
Phonetic Alphabets
What Frequency Do I Use on 2-meters?
Band Plans Matter!
Knowledge Bits
List of Ham Radio Terms (PDF file)
What the Heck in UHF Anyway?
Get the Right Signal Tone
Simplex, Duplex, Offset, Split
A Simple View of Resonance
T7B09 Part 15 Devices
T7D06 Using a Multimeter
Those Pesky Decibels!
T7B03 Radio Frequency Interference
T3C04 Propagation Types
T3A04 Polarization
T5B03 Math Prefixes
Loads of Modes
T3B11 Speed of RF Propagation
HF/VHF/UHF Spectrum Limits
Exam Figure T1 Electronic Components
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Miscellany
Get Your Ham Radio License!
I Got My License… Now What?
A Chat with the Goat Hiker, WGØAT!
Amateur Radio is Not for Talking
Ten Uses for a Multimeter