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Lesson 6.1 Antenna Basics

General Class Ham Radio instructional video, introduces Section 6.1 in the ARRL General Class License Manual. The section is extremely short – meaning too short. So I do the opposite. Here’s 20 minutes of introduction that will help you truly understand what’s going on. With this background, the rest of Section 6 will be a breeze! You can see this video in context by going to, which has an introductory video as well as links to all of the General Class instructional videos. Continue reading

KE0OG’s Lesson 6.5 Specialized Antennas for ARRL General Class Ham License

Here’s your video introduction to Section 6.5, Specialized Antennas, in the ARRL General Class License Manual for ham radio. Watch this 16 minute video prior to studying the section, and you’ll be prepared to understand terms such as NVIS, log-periodic antennas, multi-band antennas, and the ever-elusive Beverage antenna. I recommend watching this video at 720p, the highest resolution available, as I do some drawing and the lines are pretty thin. In the video I show a website that gives you near-real-time MUF propagation conditions for NVIS-type work. That website is Continue reading