I’ve received quite a few comments about my Technician and General Class training videos. Some come as comments to posts on this site; others come via YouTube or Facebook.
16 May 2013, (via YouTube): Willinuxxx said:
Used your videos as a study guide/chapter intro for the Tech exam and passed! Not just known as Willinuxxx anymore, but KB1ZTM. Will be using the same process to study for the General. Your videos really making reading the book much smoother, at least for me. Thanks again…73
5 May 2013, (via comment): Steve said:
…I wanted to thank you for your Tech License study video series. I passed my Tech license exam tonight and it was in part due to your explanations on the covered topics in the video series. The videos made learning the material so much easier. I am not one for just memorizing the answers, I wanted to know the hows and whys. I am going to order the General Class Study Guide and get started with your videos so I can take my exam for the General Class next month. Thanks again for the awesome videos and website. – Steve
1 May 2013, (via YouTube): Mochaboy said:
Appreciate you taking the time to put out this series. I’ve read the RF manuals and they make my eyes bleed with all the jargon but you have a talent for making some very complex concepts easy to understand. Going to make my way through your videos slowly
22 April 2013, (via comment): Larry said:
Your videos are great. I am using them as supplemental material for my Technician Class training. They really help the student.
13 April 2013, (via comment): Ron said:
I passed the general test this last Thursday. I have used both your technician and general websites to aid in preparing for my test three days ago. You really helped me to grasp the concepts and make sense of a lot of information. Your tech posts applied to many of the the general concepts that I have not retained in memory.
9 April 2013, (via comment): Craig said:
I’ve been following your YouTube very close for both the technician, which I took and passed and now I’m working on my general still watching your YouTube videos. they’re great they have help me tremendouly. want to thank you so much for doing those.
8 April 2013, (via YouTube): Willinuxxx said:
Watched every intro video. It was a good primer for each section. All set to take the exam on 4/17/13 in Milford, CT. Wish me luck! You are the “Youtube Elmer!” 73
4 April 2013, (via comment): Andy said:
Hi Dave! Stumbled upon your videos while browsing reviews on handhelds and just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for taking the time to do these. I just bought the ARRL guide and I’m using your videos as a supplement to my study for the technician license. Appreciate all the effort you put into helping this community grow.
29 March 2013, (via comment): Leelee said:
Just want to thank you for these videos. I just cannot tell you how much it has helped me understand how ham works. I have my technician license and am preparing for the General but I know so little how to use it. Thanks again! KJ6KFM
29 March 2013, (via comment): John said:
Dave, a great refresher for me (KI6DRB…not very active) and, for my son, the videos are very useful tools for him to work toward his technician license. Much appreciated! John G Northern California
23 March 2013, (via comment): Art said:
Making it look easy. I’m studying for my General ticket within the next few months. Thanks for a great job. Looked at some of the videos. Great work. Can’t wait to sit down and go through them along with the book and hit the test. 73 KI4OYV Hermitage, TN
22 March 2013, (via comment): Dwayne said:
I am have only just started getting back into Ham Radio after a 10 year absence. Thank you so much for taking the time out to do these videos, they are really helpful and make things a lot less intimidating. My daughter is studying for her Tech lic, she is 12 and is also watching your vids. Keep up the great work, looking forward to seeing you and your group finish the General lic vids, and also eventually catching up with you on the air. 73′s!
18 March 2013, (via comment): Craig said:
By the way, your video for the Tech were a huge help to me, I aced the test. I’m now starting the General walk. I have watched the first 3 video’s so far. Tx, Craig KG7BMV
12 March 2013, (via YouTube): Tenn said:
Completed series beginning to end. Much appreciation for the visual aid. This reaches out to different learning styles, such as myself. I like how you briefed each section, but left the actual “work” up to the pupil in this matter. I take my test on 3/30/13. I feel more comfortable now that I’ve been able to tap this resource. Thanks alot, KE0OG.
28 February 2013, (via comment): Jan said:
Hey Dave! Got my General tonight and just wanted to thank you for the videos — they were a good addition to the book, the “Elmernars” I’ve attended and the good, real-time course I took here locally. The videos explained things I was stuck on in a slightly different way — and that helped. Gotta admit, this stuff was harder for me than the Technician — but I did get it. The VEs were all smiles so I think I scored pretty well. Thanks again for all your hard work! Jan
24 Feb 2013, (via YouTube): MrMrhello827 said:
Thank you for taking the time to show people this. Now studying for my General Class licence. Very helpful.
14 Feb 2013, (via comment): John said:
Dave, I know you have spent many hours, days, weeks making this video training available for us beginners. I am 81 years old and only now studying for my first Technician license and your presentation has made the task enjoyable and easier. I’m still as active as when I was 40, so I can climb up and build my Antenna when I’m ready. Thanks ! John Hughes
10 Feb 2013, (via comment) Bob said:
Hi Dave, Thanks for the videos. They are very, very helpful. Got me thru some difficult topics. We appreciate all the hard work you put into making them. Bob KB0KXL, Ft. Lupton, CO
9 February 2013, (via Facebook) Jack said:
If you or someone else is studying for their license, I wholeheartedly recommend Dave’s video training series. This is an awesome resource taught by one of best ham radio mentors around…. Check out the informative series he has put together.
13 January 2013, (via YouTube) Tim said:
Hello Mr. Casler. My name is Tim and I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to post your ham radio lessons on here. They helped me a lot during my studies and I just passed my technician class exam last week. My call sign is KG7AOD. Hopefully one day I will meet you on the air. 73
30 December 2012, (via comment) Nathan said:
Thank you for doing your video presentations for the Technician Class Ham License. Just finished watching all of them and it really has helped me to better understand what Ham Radio is all about.
13 December 2012, (via comment) Tanya said:
Can’t wait for more General Class videos. They really help explain some things. Some times you just need a person to tell you how it is. Good work.
5 December 2012, (via comment) Howard said:
I’m trying to break into the ham radio hobby. In my research, your youtube videos have been most helpful. I really appreciate the valuable time you took to put the videos together out of the kindness of your heart. I’m wondering if I may e-mail you a few questions I have about ham radio equipment. [Yes, absolutely! Use the contact page here.]
1 Dec 2012, (via YouTube) user “biloxicoast” said:
I am enjoying your videos. I can’t wait for 4.1. [4.1 is now available—see the list toward the bottom of this page.]
30 October 2012, (via YouTube) user “korn akopia” said:
Hi Dave! Just passed my Tech exam, wanting to study for the General. Taking your classes. Starting on this one, will follow your webiste as well. I noticed that the tech videos are complete, but are you working on the rest of the general? Thanks for your time with this and being a Elmer! 73! [The General Class videos are in work. Keep checking
26 October 2012, (via comment) Dick J said regarding General Class video 2.3:
Great job Dave, you have such a talent to present the info in an easy format to understand. BTW, I love the background, nice touch to your video, snow already on the peaks I see. Dick, 73′s, KA1VEI
16 October 2012, (via comment) Chris F. said:
I really appreciate the videos you created for the Technician License. I passed my class and I’m up and running! My call sign is KD0THV. Thanks so much, talk to you soon and 73!
30 August 2012, (via YouTube)
Dave, you and your cohorts make YouTube worth watching. Thanks for your knowledge and expertise! I’m studying for my General as we speak.
1 August 2012, (via YouTube)
I just learned a ton of great info there, thx!! 73
9 July 2012, (via comment) Randy L. commented:
Thanks for this series. I’m just going for General, and appreciate getting the material in as many different formats as possible. 73
6 July 2012, (via comment) Larry L. commented:
Thank you for your videos. I am refering all of my students to your web site. They are short and to the point. THANK YOU! Very well done. 73′s N7RGW
2 July 2012, (via comment) Jim commented:
Dave, Thank you for the supplemental videos on YouTube, to assist me in studying for my technician license. It certainly has been appreciated. Jim
29 May 2012, (via comment) Richard N. commented:
Dave, I have just earned my Tech. I liked your videos above and was wondering if you have other videos on the General prepared yet? Thanks for your hard work. R. [Richard, they're in work, a little at a time! — Dave]
20 May 2012, (via comment) Steve P. commented:
Dave, Thnx for your video series, it brings the ARRL material to life. My sons and I are studying for the
Tech. ticket, but I plan to take both Tech. and General tests while at the test center. Great live demo’s with Lew on the air. I encourage your work on the General series.
13 April 2012, (via Facebook) Jack C. commented:
These are excellent! I recommend these videos for those of you trying to upgrade.
13 April 2012, (via YouTube), Randy commented:
Dave, I have watched a few of your videos. Nice going. You have put a lot of time into producing all the training videos. Hopefully guys are getting the tickets or help with the various sections of the license manual from watching your videos. I’m thinking about putting together a video with sources of info about getting your first license. I would like to mention and link to you. Also ARRL, Gordon West, I think Jerry KB0BIK has an audio podcast about getting your license. Keep up the good work. Randy
9 April 2012, (via YouTube) goldieboy09 has made a comment on Ham Radio General Class License Introduction:
thanks for the great video and the great info.i watched your entire tech.vid series as well as gordos book and only got a few wrong.i am KB3YJO.i am saving up for the book you showed.
much respect and 73,KB3YJO,davy
8 April 2012, (via YouTube) MrDarkJester has made a comment on Exam Preparation:
Thanks for the series of videos Dave. Should have my Tech and General manuals delivered from Amazon tomorrow. Going to be studying to take both exams on April 21st if I can, as the next scheduled testing in my area after that is late June and I don’t want to wait that long. If all goes well I’ll take my Extra test when June rolls around. Looking forward to getting involved with HAM, it sounds like a lot of fun.
23 March 12 by Billy C. (via comment)
WOW! this is great! I have been trying to figure out how to study the ARRL manual and found your video. Thanks for making the video.
4 March 2012 by Kevin M. (via comment)(Exerpt)
Dave thanks so much for such a good resource! Just a little background about me, I’m a college senior, and was reading a book on Monday (Feb 27) and decided to get my amateur radio license and GMRS license. I found that a test would be given in my area on Saturday (March 3) and decided to go for it. Five days of study later, and I’ve passed my Technician exam, thanks to your videos, and other online resources.
23 February 2012 by Cory B. (via comment)
9 February 2012 (via YouTube) pcjsleader has made a comment on Lesson 7.3 Bands and Privileges:
Thank you. Even though it was in front of my eyes it was hard to understand until explained.
7 February 2012 (via YouTube) tjbewick has made a comment on Ham Radio Technician Class License Course Chapter 1:
Wow, what a great set of videos! Going through hem with my son who wants to get licensed, Thanks for doing these. I will let other know of them. 73, Tom N2BEW
6 February 2012 by Michael D. (via comment)
Thank you, Dave, for making these very useful videos available. You are still well remembered here in the Boulder Amateur Radio Club (BARC). Your efforts are also remembered in developing the Louisville hams net and storehouse net, both of which remain quite active, more than 10 years later.
31 January 2012 by Dan S. (via comment)
Thanks.. Do you have a similar tutorial for the material for the General exam? [Response: Yes, coming. See here.]
5 January 2012 by Mitch F. (via comment)
Dave, I just wanted to encourage you to continue on this project. I’m studying for my first license at this point and take the test on January 20. Your videos are great compliments to my study material and really give some practical visual cues to the text and the website that I’ve been using. Please keep up the good work.
23 December 2011 by Terry M. (via comment)
Beautiful and VERY well done! You always were good at this. Really nice to see it on the net!
4 December 2011 (via YouTube) TheLaffertys has made a comment on Ham Radio Technician Lesson 3.2 Components and Units:
These videos are wonderful! I am understanding things much easier with your lessons and demonstrations. Keep up the awesome work!