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22 Aug 2011

Free license study guides

Dan KB6NU writes:

Currently, I offer study guides for the first two license classes, the Technician Class and the General Class, and I’ll be publishing a study guide for the Extra Class license next year.

I call them “no nonsense” license study guides because all I cover are the questions that might appear on the test. The philosophy behind this is that the quicker someone gets a license, the sooner they’ll really be able to learn about the hobby, whether that’s electronics or antennas or propagation or whatever.

The study guides are available in three different formats:

  1. FREE! There’s a free PDF download available from my website.
  2. E-book. There are Kindle and Nook e-book versions available from the Amazon and Barnes&Noble websites. The cost for the e-book version is $7.99.
  3. Print. Yes, a dead tree version is available if you really want one. These cost $12, shipped, and are also available from my website.

Amateur Radio No-Nonsense Study Guides – [Link]

14 May 2011

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National’s New LED Lighting Solutions Guide – [Link]

12 May 2008

Today i received in my mail this great electronics self teaching guide from Wiley Publishing. Book is writen by Harry Kybett and Earl Boysen. After i quick review i found out that is has theory and many electronics exercises to test your fundamentat electronics circuit knowlebge. Entire book looks really well organized. Description from the site:

A classic book in the electronics field, Electronics: A Self Teaching Guide has been completely revised to reflect current technologies while maintaining its highly touted approach to teaching the fundamentals of electronics circuits. With a new look and organization to help the reader access information, the book is more valuable than ever. New appendices add information about on-line resources and tutorials, an expanded glossary, and other useful information. With over 20 years in the semiconductor industry and an engineering background, author Earl Boysen brings insight into modern electronics usage to update concepts and examples used throughout the book.

All New Electronics Self -Teaching Guide – [Link]

21 Feb 2008


Looking to get started with microcontrollers for robotics, clocks, phone dialers, etc..? Here’s a good PIC microcontroller beginner’s guide – “Many people would like to get started with microcontrollers, but don’t know how to begin. That’s what this page is all about — how to get started. With a microcontroller you can do things that would be difficult to do with discrete logic. Besides its power, you can easily “change your mind” with a microcontroller — something you can’t do with discrete logic. The PIC isn’t for every project. It won’t replace a PC, or even a larger processor. But for many jobs it is just the right size, inexpensive, and doesn’t require much in the way of support hardware.” [via]

PIC microcontrollers – a beginner’s guide – [Link]

21 Feb 2008


Donald sent in his guide to programming an AVR microcontroller. It takes you step-by-step from purchasing the right hardware all the way through uploading the programs. He includes all his schematics and lots of photos. It’s a good place to start learning about the AVR microcontroller.

My goal was to lower the barrier of entry for getting started with the AVR by starting at square one (i.e. you don’t even own a programmer) and getting someone familiar with using the tools as quickly as possible. [via]

A beginners guide to the AVR Micro-controllers – [Link]





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