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Offline Scherms

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Australian Ham radio lic Standard and Advanced reference books?

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my Aussie ham lic to advanced but the usual theory texts available seem overtly simplified and at times very hard to follow even if you know most of it anyway.



Has anyone got a theory reference and/or text books dedicated to both standard and advanced grades?

eg works by William I. Orr
    Radio Handbook 23rd Edition
    All About Vhf (Very High Frequency) Amateur Radio
    All about Cubical Quad Antennas
    New! Beam Antenna Handbook
    Radio Amateur Antenna Handbook
    The W6Sai Hf Antenna Handbook
    Simple, Low-Cost Wire Antennas for Radio Amateurs
    Radio Handbook 21st Edition
    Better shortwave reception for: shortwave listeners, CB operators, radio…
    Simple Low Cost Wire Antennae
    Beam antenna handbook
    Radio Handbook: Fifteenth 15th Edition 15ED
    All About Vertical Antennas
    The Truth About CB Antennas
    Vertical Antennas
    VHF (very high frequency) handbook
    Radio Handbook 19ED
    Radio Handbook 22st Edition
    Radio Handbook 20ED
    CQ new mobile handbook
    The Radio Handbook, Eighteenth Edition
    The Radio Handbook Sixteenth Edition
    The Radio Handbook : Fourteenth Edition 1956
    Radio amateurs' mobile handbook
    Novice and technician handbook
    Surplus Radio Conversion Manual Volume III
    Radio Handbook 17th Edition
    Wire Antennas for Radio Amateurs
    Radio Handbook: Twenty Second Edition
    Radio Handbook Twenty-Second Edition (22nd) W6SAI
    The Radio Handbook Sixteenth Edition


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Offline El Rubio

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Re: Australian Ham radio licence Standard and Advanced theory
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 05:16:55 pm »
Not sure about the Australian license exams, but in the USA, each license class consists of something like 50 questions pulled from a pool of something like 300 questions.

Some prospective hams never learn the theory behind the questions, but just learn the questions. Questions and answers are always exactly the same. If it’s a multiple choice and answer is C, then the answer to that question is always C.

There are online practice tests that are helpful. You take a few online tests and soon figure out where you need to study.

So, maybe there are similar practice tests in Australia. I suspect if the girl in the pic needed help studying for the exam, there would be lots of volunteers. That’s from Last Man Standing? Funny show, and showcased ham radio positively on a few episodes.
 
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Offline Wallace Gasiewicz

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Re: Australian Ham radio licence Standard and Advanced theory
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 08:27:39 pm »
https://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio

On the bottom under syllabus

They also have a list of amateur clubs,perhaps choose one near you and email them.
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Re: Australian Ham radio licence Standard and Advanced theory
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 09:21:47 pm »
There's two main Australian-written texts people use. Both have almost identical names.

1. Ron Bertrand's Radio Theory Handbook.

My review here:



This is backed by the Radio & Electronics School and a free course. https://res.net.au/

2. Fred Swainston's Radio Theory Handbook. 

More expensive and seems to be harder to get.

Author contact here: https://www.qrz.com/db/VK3DAC

As you've possibly found, neither the WIA Foundation Manual nor my own Australian Ham Radio Handbook are either too basic or just concentrate on the operating side to be really useful here.

NEW! Ham Radio Get Started: Your success in amateur radio. One of 8 ebooks available on amateur radio topics. Details at  https://books.vk3ye.com
 
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Re: Australian Ham radio licence Standard and Advanced theory
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 10:25:31 am »
Hi,

I recently completed my advanced license exam and used https://www.res.net.au/index.php?cmd=open_about&eN=16

Passed no problems.

Regards Mike VK4MWL
 
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Re: Australian Ham radio licence Standard and Advanced theory
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2022, 01:13:56 pm »
These 2 'out of print' ebooks cover almost everything 'radio' I should need in understandable detail and are great references where no obvious ones seem to exist:



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https://archive.org/details/win-7-pro-32-64-iso

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