Tips to sound like a professional on the repeater. Repeater Etiquette
NCVEC Questions, Sections and sub sections
Our home on HF, HF, VHF, UHF
Programing the Baofeng UV-5r. Here are two resources I found that help in the manual process. Flow chart and a detailed reference by WP4AOH.
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Videos from previous classes
Tech 2021 Introduction
2018 - 2022
Lesson 1 Radio Fundamentals
Electromagnetic waves Video
E and H waves Video
Lesson 2 Rules & Regs
Lesson 3 Modulation
Lesson 4 Comms w/others
Lesson 5 Antennas & propagation
Directional Antennas Video
Lesson 6 Equipment
Lesson 7 Electricity
Lesson 8 Safety
Weekly flash card study
band_chart_new.pdf ARRL Band Chart
A question was asked by one of my previous students about not learning the material to pass his general test.
A. My suggestion has always been, it’s not how much you know but how you study and how you take the test. I liken it to myself trying to learn a new fiddle tune. I will play it all the way through to get a feeling for how it sounds. You have already done that. I then go to the first line of music and learn that line. Maybe repeating several hard measures. I do not go onto the second line until I completely know the first. Then I will put the first two lines together until I have them down. I follow this procedure until I can play the first phrase by memory. This continues until I know all the phrases and can play the piece. If there are any hang ups, I will mark the music with circles and arrows then redo individual measures. There is no way I can play the tune over and over in its entirety and expect to memorize. Baby steps. On the general study you use the same concept. Don’t continue to subsequent sections and sub sections until you KNOW the previous material. Only take tests by section only. Use flash card study to isolate sections and sub sections. Don’t take practice exams until you have a grasp of all 10 sections.
Learn ridiculous relationships to guide yourself to the correct answer. They could be word associations, they could be answer lengths or they could be silly sayings. In my videos I cover many ridiculous relationships. Create your own memory tricks. Another technique is to read the question out loud and circle and read the correct answer while ignoring all the other answers. Look at the math questions. Often the range of answers are what I call “two above one under”. This means there are often two answers numerically higher and one lower than the correct answer.
I call this instant answer recognition. When you take the test, you should not have to read all the answers. You should instantly recognize the answer by the above methods.
Review my videos one at a time. Don’t continue to the next video until you have completely reviewed, done flash card study, and have a good grasp of the current video.
If your success rate is well in the 80% + on practice exams, you are ready to take the exam
Let me know if there is anything I can assist you with.
I have confidence that you can do it.
Grace the wife here, I used www.hamexam.org exclusively when I was preparing for both my general and my extra. I went section by section and did not advance until I could recognize the answers almost instantly - at that point I added a section. Hamexam allows you to set filters so that you only see questions from the sections you designate. I used my phone to access the website and ran through the flash cards in any downtime that came up, lunch at work, in the car, even watching tv (l’m a bit of an ADHD multitasker). So setting the filters on the program really was the key to me passing - I did not worry about long term retention or even fully understanding the concept (don’t tell John Tom) - I figured that would come with operating.
Best of luck
Tech Class 2020