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No-Nonsense, Technician Class License Study Guide (Print Version)

The No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide is the quickest way to get your license.  It clearly and succinctly explains the concepts, while at the same time, give you the answers to all of the questions that you’ll find on the test.

Here’s an example:

Voltage is the force that causes electrons to flow in a circuit. Voltage is sometimes called electromotive force, or EMF. Voltage is the electrical term for the electromotive force (EMF) that causes electron flow. (T5A05) The volt is the basic unit of electromotive force. (T5A11) The letter V is shorthand for volts.

You use a voltmeter to measure electric potential or electromotive force. (T7D01) About 12 volts is the amount of voltage that a mobile transceiver usually requires. (T5A06)

Read through the study guide a couple of times, take some practice tests online, and you’ll be ready for the test in no time!

Price: $14.97

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No-Nonsense, General Class License Study Guide (Print Version)

The No-Nonsense General Class License Study Guide is the quickest way to upgrade from Tech to General.  It clearly and succinctly explains the concepts, while at the same time, give you the answers to all of the questions that you’ll find on the test.

Here’s an example:

Reactance is opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by capacitance or inductance. (G5A02) We use the letter X to stand for reactance. Reactance causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in an inductor. (G5A03) Reactance causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in a capacitor. (G5A04)

The reactance caused by a capacitor or inductor depends on the frequency of the AC source. You calculate the reactance caused by an inductor with this equation:

XL = 2?fL

where XL is the inductive reactance, f is the frequency of the AC source, and L is the inductance in henries. As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance of an inductor increases. (G5A05)

Hundreds of hams have used this book to upgrade. You can, too.

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21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License – PDF

You just got your license or have decided to get back into ham radio. That’s great, but now what?

Well, 21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License will tell you what. This book will help you get more out of amateur radio. Written for the new ham—or the ham that hasn’t really been all that active lately—its 21 chapters include:

  • Join a club
  • Join the ARRL
  • Find an Elmer
  • Buy a radio
  • Get on the air
  • Set up a shack
  • Buy some tools
  • Buy a digital multimeter (DMM)
  • Build an antenna
  • Build a kit
  • Go to a hamfest
  • Learn the lingo
  • Subscribe to mailing lists, blogs, and podcasts
  • Upgrade to General
  • Go to Field Day
  • Learn Morse Code
  • Get to know your (ham) neighbors
  • Buy QSL cards
  • Join SkyWarn, ARES, or RACES
  • Participate in a contest
  • HAVE FUN!

This is the PDF version. The book is also available for the
Barnes&Noble Nook (ePub) and Amazon Kindle (.mobi).

Price: $2.99

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21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License – Kindle

You just got your license or have decided to get back into ham radio. That’s great, but now what?

Well, 21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License will tell you what. This book will help you get more out of amateur radio. Written for the new ham—or the ham that hasn’t really been all that active lately—its 21 chapters include:

  • Join a club
  • Join the ARRL
  • Find an Elmer
  • Buy a radio
  • Get on the air
  • Set up a shack
  • Buy some tools
  • Buy a digital multimeter (DMM)
  • Build an antenna
  • Build a kit
  • Go to a hamfest
  • Learn the lingo
  • Subscribe to mailing lists, blogs, and podcasts
  • Upgrade to General
  • Go to Field Day
  • Learn Morse Code
  • Get to know your (ham) neighbors
  • Buy QSL cards
  • Join SkyWarn, ARES, or RACES
  • Participate in a contest
  • HAVE FUN!

This is the Kindle (.mobi) version. The book is also available
for the Barnes&Noble Nook (ePub file) an as a  PDF file.

Price: $2.99

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21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License – Nook

You just got your license or have decided to get back into ham radio. That’s great, but now what?

Well, 21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License will tell you what. This book will help you get more out of amateur radio. Written for the new ham—or the ham that hasn’t really been all that active lately—its 21 chapters include:

  • Join a club
  • Join the ARRL
  • Find an Elmer
  • Buy a radio
  • Get on the air
  • Set up a shack
  • Buy some tools
  • Buy a digital multimeter (DMM)
  • Build an antenna
  • Build a kit
  • Go to a hamfest
  • Learn the lingo
  • Subscribe to mailing lists, blogs, and podcasts
  • Upgrade to General
  • Go to Field Day
  • Learn Morse Code
  • Get to know your (ham) neighbors
  • Buy QSL cards
  • Join SkyWarn, ARES, or RACES
  • Participate in a contest
  • HAVE FUN!

This is the Nook (ePub) version. The book is also available
for the Amazon Kindle (.mobi) and as a  PDF file.

Price: $2.99

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No-Nonsense Extra Class License Study Guide – Kindle

NOTE: This is the Kindle version. You should be able to view this on any Kindle reader or tablet or any computer running the Kindle app. The study guide is also available as a PDF file that you should be able to view on just about any computer and an ePub file for the Barnes&Noble Nook.

The No-Nonsense series of amateur radio license study guides has become famous for helping people pass the tests. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, this study guide will help you upgrade to Amateur Extra Class in no time. Here’s what others have had to say about the “No-Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides:

“Thanks for the No-Nonsense study guides. They are wonderful. I used it to study for the Tech and General (passed both of them missing only a few questions each). After reading the guide once through for a primer I just started taking the practice tests over and over until I got things down.”

“Thank you! I’m already recommending your materials to friends of mine.”

“Thank you for your fine study guides. I passed the Tech and General on the same day.”

Here’s an excerpt from the study guide:

antenna radiation pattern

Many amateurs use directional antennas because they are said to have “gain.” When this term is used, what it means is that a directional antenna will output more power in a particular direction than an antenna that is not directional. This only makes sense; You can’t get more power out of an antenna than you put in. Assuming each is driven by the same amount of power, the total amount of radiation emitted by a directional gain antenna compared with the total amount of radiation emitted from an isotropic antenna is the same. (E9B07)

To evaluate the performance of directional antennas, manufacturers will measure the field strength at various points in a circle around the antenna and plot those field strengths, creating a chart called the antenna radiation pattern. Figure E9-1 is a typical antenna radiation pattern.

The antenna radiation pattern shows the relative strength of the signal generated by an antenna in its “far field.” The far-field of an antenna is the region where the shape of the antenna pattern is independent of distance. (E9B12)

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No-Nonsense Extra Class License Study Guide – Nook

NOTE: This is the Nook (ePub) version. You should be able to view this on  any Nook reader or a computer running the Nook app or any program that will display ePub files. This study guide is also available as a PDF file that you should be able to view on nearly any computer and as a .mobi file for the Amazon Kindle.

The No-Nonsense series of amateur radio license study guides has become famous for helping people pass the tests. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, this study guide will help you upgrade to Amateur Extra Class in no time. Here’s what others have had to say about the “No-Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides:

“Thanks for the No-Nonsense study guides. They are wonderful. I used it to study for the Tech and General (passed both of them missing only a few questions each). After reading the guide once through for a primer I just started taking the practice tests over and over until I got things down.”

“Thank you! I’m already recommending your materials to friends of mine.”

“Thank you for your fine study guides. I passed the Tech and General on the same day.”

Here’s an excerpt from the study guide:

antenna radiation pattern

Many amateurs use directional antennas because they are said to have “gain.” When this term is used, what it means is that a directional antenna will output more power in a particular direction than an antenna that is not directional. This only makes sense; You can’t get more power out of an antenna than you put in. Assuming each is driven by the same amount of power, the total amount of radiation emitted by a directional gain antenna compared with the total amount of radiation emitted from an isotropic antenna is the same. (E9B07)

To evaluate the performance of directional antennas, manufacturers will measure the field strength at various points in a circle around the antenna and plot those field strengths, creating a chart called the antenna radiation pattern. Figure E9-1 is a typical antenna radiation pattern.

The antenna radiation pattern shows the relative strength of the signal generated by an antenna in its “far field.” The far-field of an antenna is the region where the shape of the antenna pattern is independent of distance. (E9B12)

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No-Nonsense Extra Class Study Guide – PDF

NOTE: This is the PDF version. You should be able to view this on just about any computer. The study guide is also available as a .mobi file for the Amazon Kindle or an ePub file for the Barnes&Noble Nook. The No-Nonsense series of amateur radio license study guides has become famous for helping people pass the tests. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, this study guide will help you upgrade to Amateur Extra Class in no time. Here’s what others have had to say about the “No-Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides: “Thanks for the No-Nonsense study guides. They are wonderful. I used it to study for the Tech and General (passed both of them missing only a few questions each). After reading the guide once through for a primer I just started taking the practice tests over and over until I got things down.” “Thank you! I’m already recommending your materials to friends of mine.” “Thank you for your fine study guides. I passed the Tech and General on the same day.” Here’s an excerpt from the study guide:

antenna radiation pattern

Many amateurs use directional antennas because they are said to have “gain.” When this term is used, what it means is that a directional antenna will output more power in a particular direction than an antenna that is not directional. This only makes sense; You can’t get more power out of an antenna than you put in. Assuming each is driven by the same amount of power, the total amount of radiation emitted by a directional gain antenna compared with the total amount of radiation emitted from an isotropic antenna is the same. (E9B07) To evaluate the performance of directional antennas, manufacturers will measure the field strength at various points in a circle around the antenna and plot those field strengths, creating a chart called the antenna radiation pattern. Figure E9-1 is a typical antenna radiation pattern. The antenna radiation pattern shows the relative strength of the signal generated by an antenna in its “far field.” The far-field of an antenna is the region where the shape of the antenna pattern is independent of distance. (E9B12)

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