Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lesson 12: Technician Class Exam Prep T3C

Hello once again!  Here is the latest addition, Lesson 12, to the Technician Class Exam Course.  This lesson covers the T3C section of the question pool.  This section deals primarily with radio propagation.  This is a big deal if you are looking for those DX, or distant, contacts.  One of the subjects that wasn't covered in too much detail in the questions is the D, E, and F layers of the ionosphere.  These are the key layers when we are talking radio waves traveling great distances.  Depending on the band and the time of day, you can get all sorts of great contacts by bouncing radio signals off the ionosphere.  I added a link in case you were looking for more information.  As always, if you have any questions comments or suggestions please leave them in the comments box.  Until lesson 13...

73,
Andy
KE4GKP


3 comments:

  1. HELLO BEEN IN CB RADIO FOR34 YEARS AND INTERESTED IN HAM RADIO IS IT BETTER TO OWN HAM RADIO WHILE STUDYING FOR EXAM WOULD IT MAKE IT EASIER TO REMEMBER FREQUENCIES AND GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES DONT NO ANYBODY WITH HAM RADIO WHAT WOULD BE BEST TO HELP PASS EXAM THANKS TIM IN KANSAS EMAIL twendt808@sbcglobal.net

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    1. I have NO ham ticket, I do however own several ham radios,VHF as well as HF.
      Just get a low priced one,LISTEN and LISTEN some more, make sure its for you.
      Thats what I did, you can have one and listen and NOT transmit as I have done.
      Im still not 100% sure its for me, I just cant decide.
      I do read many comments from other ham operators,some of witch are NOT to user friendly.
      It hurts NOTHING to do it this way.It MAY save you some money.

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  2. Use these lessons. Study for test. Pass the test. Then get your radio. You CAN NOT transmit on a radio until you have your license.

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