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  • Amateur Radio Quiz: Ham Horizons

    Oct 6, 2012 ... The third principle -- encouragement and improvement of the Amateur Service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the art -- has been a hallmark of the Amateur Radio Service from the beginning. This quiz lists a few of those pioneers and their ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: No Guessing

    06/20/2012. By H. Ward Silver, N0AX You'll have to work extra hard on this quiz because it's not a “multiple guess.” Some answers may require a little calculation, some may require exercising the memory banks -- and all will require a little head scratching. 1. Where would you tune for a signal that has the  ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: As Seen on TV!

    01/07/2012. By H. Ward Silver, N0AX With ham radio getting a little exposure in the form of Mike Baxter, KA0XTT, on the hit ABC comedy Last Man Standing, let's have some fun remembering some other hammy appearances in the media (Thanks to the AD7DB, KB9MWR and AC6V websites for the ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: A Log of dBs

    01/29/2013. By H. Ward Silver, N0AX If there is a single unit of measurement beyond volts and amps that can be considered nearly ubiquitous in ham radio, it would have to be our friend, the dee-bee or dB. Key to computing values in dB is the logarithm, so this quiz also combines the two -- are you ready? Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: Book 'Em!

    Feb 24, 2013 ... The great tradition of self-learning and mutual education is alive and well at the outset of Amateur Radio's second century. The success of that tradition leans heavily on the books -- and now websites -- of amateurs willing to share their radio know-how with others. This month's quiz touches on publications ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: Specs or Pepper?

    12/06/2012. By H. Ward Silver, N0AX Pondering a possible purchase puts the potential pocketbook provider in a pickle! Unless, that is, they are a savvy savant of specifications. This quiz will lead you through a jumbled jam of jargon to see how well you speak the language of the specification! 1) Which one of ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: Contest Season Refresher

    09/02/2012. By H. Ward Silver, N0AX The fall and winter months are packed with contests for every taste: DX, domestic, single-band and specialty events of every stripe. Shake off a little rust with this quiz and get ready to put some QSOs in the log. Remember, too, if you're not a contest aficionado, most major ... Learn More

  • Exam Practice

    ARRL offers an online resource that allows users to take randomly generated practice exams using questions from the actual FCC examination question pool. ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™ is free, and users do not need to be ARRL members. The only requirement is that users must first set up a site login (this is a  ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: The Yagi Antenna

    03/02/2009. 1) A parasitic element... a. is connected to the feed line. b. is not connected to the feed line. c. must be parallel to the feed line. d. is only for mechanical balance. 2) Directors are (longer) (shorter) than reflectors. 3) Directors are (longer) (shorter) than the driven element. 4) Second directors are ( longer) (shorter) ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Quiz: Hip, Hip, Hooray for the TLAs!

    05/21/2011. By H. Ward Silver, N0AX You can't hardly do anything in EmComm without encountering a TLA (Three Letter Acronym), or even ones with a few more letters and maybe, dare I hope, a hyphen -- be still my thundering heart. These are invaluable in saving time which is why they are so common ... Learn More