Amateur Extra Class Lesson 3.2, “Station Restrictions”—Updated for 11th Edition

Here is your video introduction to Section 3.2, “Station Restrictions,” in the 11th edition of the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.” This video discusses radio frequency interference (RFI), spurious emission standards, testing, location restrictions, FCC monitoring, and antenna height. These videos are updated for the 11th edition of the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.”

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Lesson 3.1, Operating Standards—Updated for 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 3.1, “Operating Standards,” in the 11th edition of the ARRL Extra License Manual for Ham Radio. The video discusses the concept of spectrum, how the FCC works, Part 97 of the FCC rules, purpose of amateur radio, the ITU, country prefixes, WARC, primary and secondary frequency use, white space, what the displayed frequency means in amateur radio, message forwarding, ARES and RACES, and operating on ships and aircraft.

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Lesson 2.3 Part 2, Amateur Satellites: Updated for 11th Edition

Here’s the second half of the video introduction to Section 2.3, Amateur Satellites, in the 11th edition of the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.” The video discusses polarization, Faraday rotation, repeaters, transponders, and band and mode designations. Note one error in which I refer to the X band as in the 10 MHz region when it should be 10 GHz.

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Lesson 2.3 Part 1, Amateur Satellites—Updated for 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 2.3, Part 1, Amateur Satellites, from the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio,” 11th Edition. This is part 1 of two parts. This video introduces the orbital mechanics part of amateur satellites, including the concept of orbits, eccentricity, Keplerian elements, and definitions of key terms. These videos are updated for the 11th edition of the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.”

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Lesson 2.2, Digital Mode Operating—Update for 11th Edition

Here is your video introduction to Lesson 2.2, Digital Mode Operating, in the ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 11th Edition. Almost all of the material is unchanged from the 10th edition, except for one figure, which is flagged. The General Class video on Digital Modes can be found by clicking here. These videos are updated for the 11th edition of the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.”

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Lesson 2.1: General Operating, Updated for 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to section 2.1 of the “ARRL Amateur Extra License Manual for Ham Radio.” The lesson covers “general operating” and includes material on DXing and contesting. I’ve updated sections to match the new 11th edition of the manual

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Chapter 1: Updated for 11th Edition

These videos are updated for the 11th edition of the “ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.” You can find this book on Amazon by clicking here, and on the ARRL website by clicking here. The errata page and the question set re-ordered to match the book can be found at http://www.arrl.org/extra-class-license-manual. You can go directly to the exam review website at http://arrlexamreview.appspot.com/.

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Amateur Extra Course Introduction: Updated for 11th Edition

I am updating the Amateur Extra videos to conform to the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This video is the overall course introduction. It talks about what it means to be an Amateur Extra licensee, and discusses the League’s manual which will be used throughout the entire course.

You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube Amateur Extra playlist. Please post your questions either below or on the YouTube page for this video. Good luck in your studies!

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Updates Coming! Amateur Extra Videos Updated to Match 11th Edition of ARRL Manual

About time, right? The tenth edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio is now obsolete. The new 11th edition is valid from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020. So…I’m rearranging the videos so that they match the new outline. (Contrary to what the book says, they really did rearrange quite a lot of material.) This video describes what I’m doing. It’s quite short, and tells you how to recognize the updated material from the material that doesn’t need updating. It all comes down to the color of the shirt!

I created the “AE2016” logo for the project (Amateur Extra for 2016), and will include that logo in all of the updated videos. You can find the list of Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, and the updates will be listed as they happen. You can also watch the Amateur Extra playlist on YouTube by clicking here.

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RF Connectors and What They’re For: AD#35

Miles, KD2LDV, sent me a question about RF connectors. He wanted help sorting out the alphabet soup. This video, part of the Ask Dave series, examines the most common RF connectors: PL-259, SO-239, BNC, SMA, and Type N.

You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a question by clicking here. You can go to my YouTube channel by clicking here. And the tip jar is available by clicking here.

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