This is a bit off the topic of "AMPS" but is related to building your
I had been teaching ham radio classes for many years. Can't remember
when I started. I have received the new ARRL technician's license manual
and was surprised how little technical information was in it. Yesterday I
downloaded the new question pool and searched it only to by surprise find
there are no references to resonance in it at all. Not a word. Inductance
is only in it once but only as a wrong answer to a question having to do
with resistance. Many of the "technical questions" only have to do with how
to operate a transceiver, which should be in the instruction manual
anyway. There are questions about what the tuning knob is used for, what
the function button does etc.
I don't know why I should even teach a technician's license class anymore.
What is the point. Maybe just continue to teach the code for now... until
that is eliminated.
A technicians class license gives the holder the privilege to design,
test and construct transmitters and amplifiers. One concern is that this
privilege may be taken away. And this privilege could be taken away from
amateur radio all together if the other class license question pools are
dumbed down similarly.
"Technician Class License" is a oxymoron.
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