Updating amateur radio license
That video generated a fair amount of comments and discussion, and I what I saw for the most part was really positive.Like I mentioned previously, the exams are nothing more than a framework and are nothing more than a vehicle to a better understanding of the art and science of amateur radio. I think I spent months, off and on, going through it.Being a VE isn’t difficult and it is extremely rewarding to give back to the amateur radio community. Become a VE so prospective hams have easy access to testing sessions.With an extra class license you have full reciprocal operating privileges in most European countries. With other foreign countries you will have to apply for a license, but being granted the highest license class in the US makes receiving equivalent privileges in a foreign country easier.The question pool is drafted by a committee of Volunteer Examiners. If you have a problem with your order, or a comment about my study guides, or just want to talk about ham radio in general, the easiest way to contact me is by e-mail. If you'd like me to call you back, make sure to include your phone number. This is a lot easier than making photo copies of your original for posting on things like repeaters, digis, etc.
Why spend all that time and energy just memorizing the answers, when you can actually learn something? You have to remember, though, that this is just a hobby.
It helped me understand how airflow helped keep the electronics cool as well as the algorithms the controller used to control fluid flow in the field.
Something similar could be said about amateur radio.
On the Ham Radio Help Group mailing list, there is a discussion on the relevance of some of the questions on the Extra Class license exam and how easy it is to pass the exam by memorizing the answers.
Here is my response: Whether or not you use what you learn while studying for the Extra Class license is immaterial.