Monthly Archives: August 2016

Amateur Radio Lesson 4.2, Electrical and Magnetic Fields, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 4.2, “Electrical and Magnetic Fields,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This video introduces electromagnetic fields and waves, the concept of a field, wavefronts, and polarization. … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 4.1, Radio Mathematics, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 4.1, “Radio Mathematics,” in the 11th edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This section delves into rectangular and polar coordinates, and complex coordinates. The material in this section lays … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 3.6, Miscellaneous Rules, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 3.6, “Miscellaneous Rules,” from the 11th edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This section introduces rules regarding auxiliary stations, external power amplifiers, Line A and National Quiet Zones, business … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 3.5, Volunteer Examiner Program, 11th Edition

Want to be a volunteer examiner (VE)? This video introduction to Section 3.5, “Volunteer Examiner Program,” from the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual describes how to do so, and how the VE program works. These videos … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 3.4, Amateur Satellite Service, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 3.4, “Amateur Satellite Service, in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This section covers some terminology, telecommand and telemetry, and satellite licensing and frequency privileges. You can … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 3.3, “Station Control”—Updated for 11th Edition

Here’s your introductory video to Section 3.3, “Station Control,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This lesson covers control operators, local vs remote control, methods of remote control, station location, automatic control, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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