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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 3.2, “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 2.2, 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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WSPR—Weak Signal Propagation Reporter: AD#34

Can you WSPR? This video is the fourth in a series about propagation beacons. The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter is a system designed by Joe Taylor, K1JT, a Nobel laureate, to study HF propagation. You can participate both by listening … Continue reading

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