Resources to study for the HAM Technician license.
- When doing practice tests, make certain you are consistently passing with an 85% or better
- There are few formulas to remember
- E = I * R <– Very important for the exam and electronic troubleshooting
- 300/wavelength = frequency in Hz
- 300/frequency = wavelength in Meters
- Know basic schematic components (e.g. resistor, transformer, LED, lamp, and switch)
- Know repeater offsets, UHF/VHF ranges
- Know frequency categories for UF/UHF/VHF and bands for CW/SSB
- Be able to calculate values for antenna length
- E.g. What is the length in inches for 1/2 antenna length in the 3M band?
- The test pool is approx. 450 questions and THEY DON’T CHANGE. The test is 35 questions from the pool THAT DOESN’T CHANGE. You only need a 75% to pass.
- Frequency Bands
- Repeater Offset Chart
- eHAM (great resource for practice tests and radio information)
- FCC FRN registration
- Before you take your exam, you need an FRN number. Register for one and then you’ll provide it to the exam registrar so the callsign can be attached to your ID
- There are other things the FRN does, but not pertinent to this list.
- This YouTube presentation was a help.
- Repeater list…download the Android/Apple app if you travel.
- Easy UHF/VHF comparison usage
- Great source for basic electronics…really helped understanding volage-current-resistance. This link goes straight to OHMs, VOLTAGE, CURRENT, RESISTANCE.
- Don’t forget about eHAM…ton of resources up there