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Old 07-11-2020, 08:27 PM
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I知 studying for my technician license.
So far I can pass the practice tests on HamStudy.
I just have an issue trying to memorize the frequencies. Is this something that gets easier?
I would LOVE a small reference book to look through, but haven稚 found anything.
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:43 PM
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You don't need to get 100%. The have charts for reference just like the Atomic chart - no need to know every element.
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This might help? I doubt if you値l get more than two frequency questions on your test. Good luck. I知 testing for my General next Thursday
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It's been a number of years since I took my Tech. What frequencies are you trying to memorize?

When I took it the most important number was 300 (million meters per sec). Using that you can calculate the band. Ex 300 / 2 = 150 so frequencies close to that are the 2m band. Conversely if you had a question of what band does 144mhz belong to you divide 300 by 144 and get something close to 2 which is 2m.

If you're referring to calling frequencies and such, you just have to memorize them.
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If you have even a halfway decent memory, I would suggest that you read the question and then only read the correct answer. When you are taking the test, then one answer stands out from the others. When I was an instructor I suggested this towards the end of the classes, and I had several students say that it helped them pass the test. Good luck. Here's a couple of references:

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This might help? I doubt if you値l get more than two frequency questions on your test. Good luck. I知 testing for my General next Thursday
Best of luck on your test. Let us know how you did!
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Best of luck on your test. Let us know how you did!
Yes sir. Man I'm super excited. I'm offshore right now and the HF equipment I ordered is sitting home waiting on me. Money is tight so I had to be thrifty. I've got a Xiegu G90 20W SDR radio, a Super Antenna portable antenna and a Alinco power supply. I intend to get a solar/lithium battery setup later for true portability. A EFHW would rock too. KN4EQG, 73
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I知 studying for my technician license.
So far I can pass the practice tests on HamStudy.
I just have an issue trying to memorize the frequencies. Is this something that gets easier?
I would LOVE a small reference book to look through, but haven稚 found anything.
Hang in there, and just keep up the studying. These things will all become familiar when you start operating. You will get it. If you are passing the practice test consistantly. You are likely ready to test. Don't burn yourself out. Good luck!
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This always works for me. Get some index cards and write the questions about frequency on the front along with the answers from the practice question bank. Then flip the card over and write only the correct answer on the back. Put the cards in your pocket and review them over and over during the day. After a short time, you will know the answer before you even finish reading the question. Good luck.
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Passed my technician test today.
The HamStudy app is awesome.
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congrats!!!!
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Passed my technician test today.
The HamStudy app is awesome.
I took that too but I can't remember hardly anything about operating my radio. However, 10 years ago I passed my general and nearly every morning I check into the "Noontime net". There are really a lot of stations on that. Today I talked to Paso Robles, California, and I'm in Idaho. Yesterday I heard a station from N. Dakota and I'm a long way from either. Last week one was in Gig Harbor, Washington. Get your general and buy a HF rig. Interesting!
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Passed my technician test today.
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Congratulations and welcome to the club!

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