Monthly Archives: July 2014

Amateur Extra Class Lesson 4.1: Radio Mathematics

Here’s your video introduction to Section 4.1 of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio, which covers Radio Mathematics. This is our first deep dive into the technical material. I’ve tried to provide extra explanations to help. Please … Continue reading

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The New “Parallel Trail” (#139): Uncompahgre National Forest

Friend Gary, my wife Loretta, and I traveled the newly-opened Parallel Trail, Forest trail #139, in the Uncompahgre National Forest near Montrose, Colorado. Gary has a Polaris RZR, as do my wife and I. The RZRs are 50 inches wide, … Continue reading

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Imogene Pass: Video Short

Here’s a two-minute video with highlights of our trip yesterday to Imogene Pass, not far from our home. The ride was sponsored by the Uncompahgre Valley Trail Riders Association. Imogene Pass is located at 13,140 feet above sea level in … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 3.6: Miscellaneous Rules

Here’s your video introduction to Section 3.6, Miscellaneous Rules, in the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. If you have comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions, please post a comment below. After you’ve viewed the video, study the material … Continue reading

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Field Day: Amateur Radio Outdoors

Here’s a video I put together for the Montrose (Colorado) Amateur Radio Club. Field Day is the biggest ham radio event of the year! The Montrose, Colorado, Amateur Radio Club put on its event atop Sunset Mesa to the west … Continue reading

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Instructional Videos: How I Make Them

Here’s a “behind the scenes” look at making one of the ham radio instructional (training) videos, in this case for Amateur Extra Lesson 3.5. The purpose of these instructional videos is to help people get their ham licenses, and they … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 3.5: Volunteer Examination Program

Here’s your video introduction to Section 3.5, Volunteer Examination Program, in the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. In this video I provide lots of background that helps put things in context. After you finish viewing the video, … Continue reading

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CyberLink PowerDirector 12: Tips on Getting Started

Here are a few tips on getting started with CyberLink PowerDirector (PDR) 12. I use PDR to produce all my videos, including the ham radio training videos and the occasional travel video. I’m assuming you already have some video clips … Continue reading

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Grand Mesa National Forest: Independence Weekend Ride

A good friend organized a ride through Grand Mesa National Forest, north of Cedaredge, Colorado. What you see here is a seven hour ride reduced to seven minutes of highlights. I drove my Polaris RZR. In front of me for … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 3.4: Amateur Satellite Service

Here’s your video introduction to Section 3.4, Amateur Satellite Service, in the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of these video introductions for the Amateur Extra license by clicking here. Please post … Continue reading

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