Category Archives: Amateur Extra Class License Training

Amateur Extra Lesson 6.3, Digital Signal Processing and Software-Defined Radios, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 6.3, Digital Signal Processing and Software Defined Radios. Subscribe to my channel! You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here to go to the YouTube … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 6.2, Signal Processing, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 6.2, “Signal Processing,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This lesson covers oscillators, frequency synthesis, mixers, modulators, detectors, and demodulators. You can find a complete list … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 6.1, Amplifiers, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 6.1, Amplifiers, in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. Topics discussed include discrete device amplifiers, op amp amplifiers, classes of operation, distortion and intermodulation, and instability and … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 5.4, Optoelectronics, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 5.4, Optoelectronics, from the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. It covers photoconductivity, optoelectronic components, and photovoltaic cells. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra License Lesson 5.3, Digital Logic, 11th Edition

This is your video introduction to Section 5.3, “Digital Logic,” from the 11th edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. Subjects include logic basics (boolean algebra), basic AND, OR, XOR, NOT gates, synchronous logic, including flip … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 5.2, Display Devices, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 5.2, “Display Devices,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. Topics covered include light-emitting diodes, liquid-crystal displays, and charge-coupled devices. Note that the old manual had material … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 5.1, “Semiconductor Devices,” 11th Edition

Amateur Extra Lesson 5.1, “Semiconductor Devices,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. The section covers semiconductor materials, diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, and RF integrated devices. You can find a complete … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 4.3, Part 2, Principles of Circuits, 11th Edition

Here’s Part 2 of your video introduction to Section 4.3, “Principles of Circuits,” from the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This section discusses resonance, Q (quality factor), Properties of components at RF and Microwave frequencies, and magnetic … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 4.3, Part 1, Principles of Circuits, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 4.3, “Principles of Circuits,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. Part 1 covers RC and RL time constants, phase angle, complex impedance, and reactive power and … Continue reading

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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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