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The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 

All you need to become an Amateur Radio Operator

This book may be used for Technician license exams given beginning July 1,2010.

QST and the ARRL Web site (www.arrl.org) will have news about any rules changes affecting the Technician class license or any of the material in this book.

We strive to produce books without errors. Sometimes mistakes do occur, however. When we become aware of problems in our books (other than obvious typographical errors), we post corrections on the ARRL Web site. If you think you have found an error, please check www.arrl.org/ ham-radio-license-manual for corrections. If you don’t find a correction there, please let us know, either using the Feedback Form at the back of this book or by sending e-mail to pubsfdbk_arrl.org.

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Contents

Foreword

When to Expect New Books The Adventure Begins Your Invitation to ARRL Membership How to Use this Book

Welcome to Amateur Radio
1.1 What is Amateur Radio?1-1
1.2 The FCC and Licensing1-12
1.3 Amateur Radio Activities1-14
1.4 Getting Your Ham Radio License1-19
Radio and Signals Fundamentals
2.1 Radio Signals and Waves2-1
2.2 Modulation2-6
2.3 Radio Equipment Basics2-11
Electricity, Components, and Circuits
3.1 Electricity3-1
3.2 Components and Units3-6
3.3 Types of Radios and Radio Circuits3-15
Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines
4.1 Propagation4-1
4.2 Antenna Fundamentals4-5
4.3 Feed Lines and SWR4-8
4.4 Practical Antenna Systems4-11
Amateur Radio Equipment
5.1 Transmitters and Receivers5-1
5.2 Digital Communications5-8
5.3 Power Supplies and Batteries5-14
5.4 RF Interference (RFI)5-18
5.5 RF Grounding5-23
Communicating With Other Hams
6.1Contact Basics6-1
6.2Band Plans6-9
6.3Making Contacts6-11
6.4Using Repeaters6-15
6.5Nets6-2O
6.6Emergency Communications6-24
6.7Special Activities, Modes and Techniques6-29
LicensingRegulations
7.1Licensing Terms7-1
7.2Working with the FCC7-9
7.3Bands and Privileges7-10
7.4International Rules7-16
7.5Call Signs7-18
OperatingRegulations
8.1Control Operators8-1
8.2Identification8-3
8.3Interference8-6
8.4Third-Party Communications8-8
8.5Remote and Automatic Operation8-10
8.6Prohibited Transmissions8-11
Safety
9.1Electrical Safety9-1
9.2RF Exposure9-5
9.3Mechanical Safety9-11
Glossary
Technician Class Exam Question Pool
Syllabus11-1
Subelement T1 – FCC Rules11-3
Subelement T2 – Operating Procedures11-15
Subelement T3 – Radio Waves11-21
Subelement T4 – Amateur Radio Practices11-27
Subelement T5 – Electrical Principles11-31
Subelement T6 – Electrical Components11-39
Subelement T7 – Station Equipment11-48
Subelement T8 – Operating Activities and Modes11-58
Subelement T9 – Antennas & Feed Lines11-66
Subelement TO – Safety11-70
Supplement — Choosing a Ham Radio Amateur Radio Vendor Advertisements

The Adventure Begins!

Congratulations! You’ve taken your first step into a hobby—and a service—that knows no limits. Amateur Radio is a worldwide network of people from various cultures, united by a common love of wireless communication. Amateur Radio is as old as radio itself, and its future is no less fantastic than its past.

For most people, Amateur Radio is a lifelong pursuit. We want to make sure you get a good start, which is why we’ve published this book. But first, who are “we” ?

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