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We are an amateur radio introductory license preparation and education service dedicated to helping you develop the knowledge and skills you need to get on the air quickly, with competence and confidence.
The HamRadioSchool.com integrated learning system combines the best of proven traditional methods with new media to provide a learning experience like no other in amateur radio today! With our fully coordinated book, web media, and smart device apps, you will really understand ham radio. You will really get it! And when you really understand instead of just memorizing mind-numbing exam questions and answers, the license exam becomes incredibly easy. More importantly, you’ll truly have the knowledge and skills to get on the air after you ace your license exam.... Read More
Going Mobile -- install a station in your vehicle! (Part 1)
Posted by WØSTU on November 12, 2013 | Category: Feature Article
Going mobile. Yea, that’s a great idea! Installing a mobile station in an automobile is often the next step for many hams following the establishment of a home station or perhaps as the upgrade from an HT. A mobile installation greatly expands the utility of amateur radio and... Read More
Antenna Q Factor
Posted by WØSTU on September 19, 2013 | Category: Ham Radio 101
You’ve probably heard the term “Q factor” tossed around in describing antennas, but maybe you haven’t quite yet picked up on exactly what it means from a practical standpoint. Let’s see if we can get at Q, or quality factor, as it relates to antenna circuits and... Read More
Technician License Question of the Week
Posted by WØSTU on November 8, 2013 | Category: Question Of The Week
T5D02: What formula is used to calculate voltage in a circuit? At HamRadioSchool.com we're big fans of the water analogy of electricity. Let's use the water analogy to think about this question. This question is a statement of Ohm's Law, E=IR, but let's think of it as the Plumbing Law.... Read More
Practical Signal Reports
Posted by KØNR on November 14, 2013 | Category: Shack Talk
Everyone wants to know how their signal sounds on the air and often the best way to find out is a signal report from other ham radio operators. The standard signal reporting method for amateur radio is the RST (Readability-Signal Strength-Tone) system... Read More