HamRadioLicenseExam.com Review

Hey everybody welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! In today’s review video we are going to be talking about the HamRadioLicenseExam.com This website is different from others ones that I have reviewed in the past because this one is a paid site rather than a free one. More than that though, this website is a ham radio course rather than just a list of questions and answers. The course is designed in such a way that you can study for all three License classes at the same time and take…

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Ham Radio Exam – Tech Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Today we are going to be reviewing the Ham Radio Exam – Tech App available for both IOS and Android devices. Download the app here: iTunes Google Play My main theme this month is going to be all about helping you get your Amateur Radio License. Every Friday I will have a different app to review that will help you obtain that goal. This week we are reviewing the app called Ham Radio Exam – Tech. It is available for both…

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ARES Program Updated

It’s about time! I have been a ham now for over 20 years, and in that I have been a member of our local ARES group as well. During that time the requirements for being a member has changed on the program level but has changed on our local level. With the introduction of the NIMS system over 15 years ago, our local group implemented the requirements of the IC-100 and IC-800 course to be able to participate in the group. This was mainly done in response to the agencies…

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ARRL Stepping Up Their Game

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. So it would appear that the ARRL is trying to step up their game. Over the past year or so, the ARRL has had some issues, to put it mildly. I know a lot of people lost faith in them entirely and really questioned some of the things that they did. There has been two news articles that have been released the past couple days that talks about the direction that the new ARRL CEO is planning on taking the League.…

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Which Way Does Current Really Flow?

I was recently taken to task by one of my blog readers regarding my description of current flow in my No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide. He wrote: “You casually say that current flows from Positive to Negative (with cool accompanying directional arrows), without any accompanying qualifying statement. Over the years I have looked at ALL the views on the subject. Positive to Negative is NOT what I was taught 48 years ago, and I have never seen a good reason to change my view.” In a subsequent email,…

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2018-2022 Technician Class Question Pool Released

Has it already been four years? You might be asking what I am talking about, I am talking about the question pool for the Technician Class License. Every four years, the National Conference or Volunteer Examiner Coordinators(NCVEC) release changes to the question pools. This year is the Technician, next year will be the General and Extra will be the next year, then a break for a year and back to the Technician class. This allows for the questions to stay up to date with current things that are going on…

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How Do I Program My Hamradio?

One of the many questions that I get on a regular basis is, “How Do I Program My Hamradio?” The thing is, this comes from all different ham friends, from those that have been a ham for a while and from those that have just got their license. My answer to them is always, “Well it depends on what radio you have”. The thing is, that isn’t really entirely true. The answer really should be, “It depends on what mode you are trying to program” or something along those lines.…

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The National Simulated Emergency Test is Approaching Fast

Are you involved in ARES or RACES? Does your local group do a simulated emergency test (SET)? If they do, the national SET is coming up in October on the 7th and 8th. This is the perfect time for your local group to set up an emergency drill. Why should you drill? Anytime you have a large group of people in multiple agencies it is a good idea to get together at least once a year so that you know and they know what each other can do. In my…

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Kicking It With the Ham Radio 360: Workbench Podcast Crew – ETH077

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are kickin it with George and Jeremy from the Hamradio 360: Workbench Podcast Question of the Week: What’s on your workbench? Tech Corner – Mini Data Radios, HR360 Workbench Podcast and Reflections on Hamvention 2017 In this episode we are kicking it with George, KJ6VU and Jeremy, KF7IJZ from the Ham Radio 360: Workbench podcast. If you don’t know what the Workbench podcast is, it is a spin off of the Ham Radio 360 podcast…

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Growing the Ranks vs. Growing the Enjoyment

Because I teach amateur radio classes and publish a series of popular amateur radio license study guides (www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/), I often get kudos for “growing the ranks.” In fact, Gordon West, WB6NOA, told me this just last week, when he stopped by the booth I was in at the Dayton Hamvention. I’m paraphrasing a little, but after telling me that he’s heard good things about my study guides, he said something like, “You’re doing good work in helping get more people into ham radio.” People say that as if this is—or…

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