The ARRL General Class License Manual has all you need to pass your General Class exam and take your ham experience to the next level! This is the official ARRL license manual for the study and preparation of the Element 3 General License exam.
The General Class license is the second of three US Amateur Radio licenses. Upgrading to a General license allows greater privileges on the HF (also known as "short wave") bands. To upgrade your license to General Class, you will need to take the General Class test and you must already hold a Technician Class license or have recently passed the Technician license exam. After you pass the test, you will have access to all of the operating modes and most of the amateur radio spectrum below 30 MHz!
Discover a world of fun with Ham Radio! Amateur Radio Service operators develop valuable skills that can be used for public service to provide emergency and disaster communications or to converse with others around the world for fun. Whether it's for emergencies, experimentation or just plain fun, The ARRL General Class License Manual will help you get to the next level in this exciting hobby at every step of the way.
The ARRL General Class License Manual gives you all the information you need to pass the test and become a licensed General Class ham radio operator. It covers these basic areas:
- Procedures and Practices
- Rules and Regulations
- Components and Circuits
- Radio Signals and Equipment
- Digital Modes
- Electrical and RF Safety
The ARRL General Class License Manual makes it easy to study for your General Class license exam:
- Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question General Class license test.
- Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019.
- Use with the ARRL Online Exam Review For Ham Radio.
- Designed for self-study and for classroom use.
- Detailed explanations for all questions, including FCC Rules.
With the General Class License Manual by your side, you can get your General license in short order. Use this handy and valuable reference to help you conquer the next level in the world of amateur radio!
Topics Covered By The ARRL General Class License Manual
- Chapter 1 - Introduction
- - 1.1 - The General Class License and Amateur Radio
- - 1.2 - How To Use This Book
- - 1.3 - The Upgrade Trail
- Chapter 2 - Procedures and Practices
- - 2.1 - HF Operating Techniques
- - 2.2 - Emergency Operation
- Chapter 3 - Rules and Regulations
- - 3.1 - Regulatory Bodies
- - 3.2 - Amateur Licensing Rules
- - 3.3 - Control Operator Privileges
- - 3.4 - Technical Rules and Standards
- Chapter 4 - Components and Circuits
- - 4.1 - Electrical Review
- - 4.2 - AC Power
- - 4.3 - Basic Components
- - 4.4 - Reactance and Impedance
- - 4.5 - Active Components
- - 4.6 - Practical Circuits
- - 4.7 - Basic Test Equipment
- Chapter 5 - Radio Signals and Equipment
- - 5.1 - Signal Review
- - 5.2 - Radio's Building Blocks
- - 5.3 - Transmitter Structure
- - 5.4 - Receiver Structure
- - 5.5 - HF Station Installation
- Chapter 6 - Digital Modes
- - 6.1 - Introduction To Digital Modes
- - 6.2 - Digital Basics
- - 6.3 - Character-Based Modes
- - 6.4 - Packet-Based Modes
- - 6.5 - Receiving and Transmitting Digital Modes
- - 6.6 - Digital Operating Procedures
- Chapter 7 - Antennas
- - 7.1 - Antenna Basics
- - 7.2 - Dipoles, Ground-planes and Random Wires
- - 7.3 - Yagi Antennas
- - 7.4 - Loop Antennas
- - 7.5 - Specialized Antennas
- - 7.6 - Feed Lines
- Chapter 8 - Propagation
- - 8.1 - The Ionosphere
- - 8.2 - The Sun
- - 8.3 - Scatter Modes
- Chapter 9 - Electrical and RF Safety
- - 9.1 - Electrical Safety
- - 9.2 - RF Exposure
- - 9.3 - Outdoor Safety
- Chapter 10 - Glossary
- Chapter 11 - General Class Exam Question Pool
Softcover: 304 pages
Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; Eighth Edition/First Printing (April 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds