Tech Book Section Media (2014 – 2018)

Welcome to the HamRadioSchool.com Technician Book Section Media page! Here you’ll find compendium material for the HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course book for the question pool 2014-2018. Each section is laid out like the book, and includes an interactive and downloadable quiz, PDFs, audio files, video files and links to other related material to help you “Really Get It!”

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0.0 Before We Begin
Dissecting Your Technician Exam (URL)

1.0 Operating Your Radio
1.1 Transceiver Basics
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Tech License Bands & Modes (PDF)
Loads of Modes (URL)
Mode Characteristics (MP3 – 4.5mb)

1.2 Ham Communication Basics
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Common Ham Radio Terms (PDF)
FM/VHF/UHF Guidelines (PDF)
Q Signals (PDF)
Simplex Ops (MP3 – 4.5mb)
Overdeviation (MP3 – 2.2mb)
Polarization (YouTube)
(T3A04) Polarization Question (URL)

1.3 Repeater Basics
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Intro to FM Repeaters (URL)
(T1F09, T1F10, T2A01, T2A04, T2B04) Repeater Questions (URL)
(T2A01) Repeater Offsets (URL)
Repeater Directory (YouTube)

2.0 FCC Rules & Regs
2.1 The FCC and You
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FCC Part 97 Regs (URL)
FCC ULS Database (URL)

2.2 Controlling Your station
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Scouting JOTA Program (URL)

2.3 Call Signs
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Phonetics Audio (MP3 – 964kb)
Vanity Call Sign? (URL)

2.4 Talking to the World
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Ten-Ten International (URL)
IARP Info (ARRL) (URL)
CEPT Info (ARRL) (URL)
US 3rd Party Nations (URL)
ITU (URL)

3.0 Things to Do
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Tactical Nets (PDF)
VHF Contesting (URL)
VHF Contesting Audio (MP3 – 4.2mb)
Colorado 14er Event (URL)
North America SOTA (URL)
ARRL (URL)
Find Grid Square Maps (URL)
RACES (URL)
ARES (ARRL) (URL)
GeoFox Radiosport (PDF)
VHF Contesting (YouTube)

4.0 Wavelength, Frequency, & Bands
4.1 Wavelength & Frequency
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US Freq Allocation Chart (PDF)
(T3B11) Speed of Propagation (URL)

4.2 Band & Band Plans
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(T3B08) HF/VHF/UHF Spectrum Limits (URL)
What Frequency Do I Use on 2m? (URL)
What Frequency Do I Use on 70cm? (URL)
HF Operations (URL)
ARRL Band Plan Chart (PDF)

5.0 Signal Propagation
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How Far Can I Talk with My Radio? (URL)
Sunspots and Propagation Effects (URL)
(T3C04) Propagation Types (URL)
Mountain Peak-to-Peak (YouTube)
(T7A09) VHF Multi-mode Transceiver (URL)
Solar Cond./Sunspots/Radio Sun (URL)
HF Propagation Report (URL)
Band Propagation Reports (URL)

6.0 How Radio Works
6.1 Transmitting
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SSB Transmit Power: Audio Required! (URL)
Visualizing the Audio Band (YouTube)
(G2A06) Single Sideband (URL)
(T2B13) SSB Above 50 MHz (URL)
SSB on 2-meters (URL)

6.2 Receiving
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Superheterodyne Receiver (URL)
Understanding Single Sideband (with video) (URL/YouTube)
(T7A04) Receiver Signal Discrimination (URL)
(T4B09) SSB Receive Filter (URL)
Demodulation (YouTube)

6.3 Bandwidth & Sidebands
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(T8A09) FM Bandwidth (URL)

7.0 Antennas
7.1 Antenna Basics
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VHF/UHF Antennas for Your Home (URL)
Flagpole Vertical Antenna (URL)
Portable Vertical Antenna (URL)
Antennas – How many do I need? (URL)
Yagi and Lightbulb Dipole (YouTube)

7.2 Standing Wave Ratio (SWR)
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Trimming Your Dipole Antenna (URL)
(T7C04) SWR (URL)
Good SWR and Antenna Resonance (URL)
(T9B05) Coaxial Losses (URL)

7.3 Coax and Connectors
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(T9B05) Coaxial Cable Losses (URL)
HT Connectors (URL)

8.0 It’s Electric
8.1 Electric Basics
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8.2 Ohm’s Law and Power Law
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(T5D02) Voltage Calculations (URL)

8.3 Electrical Measurements
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(T5B03) Math Prefixes (URL)
Ten Uses for Multimeter (URL)

9.0 Hamtronics
9.1 Electronic Basics
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(T6A06) Inductors (URL)

9.2 Transistors and More
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VE Exam Figure T1 (URL)
Soldering with WØJAK (YouTube)

10.0 Digital Modes
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IRLP (URL)
Echolink (URL)
Intro to Digital Signal Processing (URL)

11.0 Space Contacts
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Amateur Satellite Contacts (URL)
ISS Fan Club (URL)
ARISS (URL)
Radio Amateur Satellites (URL)
Heavens-Above (URL)

12.0 Avoiding Interference
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(T4B05) Ignition Interference (URL)
(T7B09) Part 15 Devices (URL)
(T7B03) Radio Frequency Interference (URL)
(T4A08) Ground Conductors (URL)
(T1A06) 70 cm Band Service Interference (URL)

13.0 Safety
13.1 Electric Safety
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(T0A06) Electric Shock Protection (URL)

13.2 Antenna Tower Safety
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(T0B08) Tower Grounding (URL)
(T0C07) RF Burn (URL)

13.3 RF Exposure Safety
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RF Exposure Factors (URL)
RF Exposure – Evaluating Your Station (URL)
(T0C04) RF Exposure (URL)
Amateur Radio RF Safety Calculator (URL)
ARRL RF Safety Information (URL)

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