New Study Guide for Technician / General / Extra Tests

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  1. N5HZR

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    Shane,
    Good analogy, and actually that's happening. Not only are they building these SDR's out of their junk box, they're letting others use these radios to receive signals from their stations 24 hours a day. Here's a homebuilt SDR and plans on how to make your own: http://wwwhome.ewi.utwente.nl/~ptdeboer/ham/sdr/#nov2008 Take a look at the 163 different real time setups listed at: http://websdr.org/ or the 54 different SDR's at: http://sdr.hu

    KXW actually showed over 50 hams how to get involved in building their own equipment, and one of the projects that the group will continue to pursue is to build an upconverter that will put the HF bands into the range of the SDR. If you'd like to play along, take a look at Kenn's presentation at our homebrew page: http://w5nor.org/homebrew or any of the other projects listed there.

    Our hobby is so broad that most of us will never 'do it all', or maybe even get 50% of all of the stuff done!!!
     
  2. KD6VXI

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    Been there, still use it. The UTwente site. Still have my shell account on the Linux servers there.

    And no, it's not for most extra in a day hams.

    That's funny, if I'd like to play along.

    --Shane
    KD6VXI
     
  3. W0IS

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    My study guide takes a middle approach. You can view a free sample (about the first 10%) at this link:

    http://www.w0is.com/StudyGuide/TechnicianStudyGuideFreeSample.pdf

    It's definitely teaching to the test, but I try to include just enough information so that the student can understand most of the material. In a few cases, I provide a list of facts that need to be memorized, such as band limits, etc. But I also give some hints to pick out the correct answer if their memory fails them.

    Different things work for different people. In my case, I couldn't possibly just sit down and memorize a bunch of questions and answers if I didn't have some level of understanding. But for some people, that approach might work. If they get the license by memorization and actually get on the air and start using the material, then they can start really learning it.
     
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  4. N4NJJ

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    Some of us learn by memorization. I memorize facts all day, and then ask people about them. It's all part of the educational process.
     
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  5. N5HZR

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    Your wish is our command! I'll post a separate announcement later, but, the Kindle version of this manual is now available on Amazon for only 99 cents. It's also available for free if you buy a paper copy.

    Thanks for the kind words, and enjoy the electronic version...
    http://crookedcornrow.com/craam/
    or
    http://facebook.com/craambook
     
  6. KE0CAA

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    I will have to check it out. Its apparently also free for kindle unlimited subscribers :D
     
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