[AMRadio] Re: Amateur Radio Exam Question


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Thu Feb 7 20:06:40 EST 2008


Here is a question from the Extra Exam!
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E6E02 (C)
Which of these filter bandwidths would be a good choice for use with
standard doublesideband
AM transmissions?
A. 1 kHz at -6 dB
B. 500 Hz at -6 dB
C. 6 kHz at -6 dB
D. 15 kHz at -6 dB
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How many of you can answer this one!

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil LaMarche" <plamarc1 at tampabay.rr.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 3:00 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Re: Amateur Radio Exam Question


>
> I really don't know if it's better but I've been a ham for 59 years and am
a
> General.  Wish I could go to the other frequency's where most of my AM
> friends have gone but I can't.  I honestly tried to memorize all those new
> questions but my retention isn't what it used to be and there's nothing I
> can do about that.  So my 75A1/32V1 is relegated to 3875.  I think someone
> active for 59 years ought to be grandfathered to the higher license but
> that's really a wet dream.  Still love the hobby and am on every day.  I
> even have a Flex 5000A and can do that with any problems learning.  Love
> this reflector.  Many thanks.
>
> Phil
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Bob Macklin
> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 5:53 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Amateur Radio Exam Question
>
> Those of you that took the General exam back in the 50's or early 60's
> should look at the electronic diagrams that are included in the new (July
> 2008) Extra exam. We had to draw more complex schematics on our exam back.
> We also had to do reactance and resonance math with nothing more than
> possible a sliderule.
>
> With the exception of the wide range of subjects covered the new Extra
exam
> may actually be less complex than the earlier General exam that a lot of
us
> took. And many of us never upgrades because the barrier was the CW speed.
> That's what made the difference between a General, Advanced, and Extra
back
> then.
>
> I liked it better that way.
>
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Amateur Radio Exam Question
>
>
> > But we sure don't need an Extra ticket to operate a 2M or 70cm HT
> > thought
> a
> > repeater.
> >
> > I just don't have much interest in trying to memorize questions about
> > MOON BOUNCE or METOR SCATTER to pass the Extra exam. It's not that
> > important to me. The PNW AM group only operates on 3870. My General
> > ticket is good
> enough
> > for that.
> >
> > I would like to see some 40M or 20M AM activity.
> >
> > I don't understand why people don't use 10M AM for local operation
> > during this  period of the solar cycle. I guess no one is interested
> > in local activity other than that done on the 2M repeaters.
> >
> > I guess the nature of ham radio has just changed too much from what I
> > remember from the 50's and 60's. It's not as interesting as it was
> > back then.
> >
> > Bob Macklin
> > K5MYJ
> > Seattle, Wa,
> > "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
> > To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 12:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Amateur Radio Exam Question
> >
> >
> > > Hey, what's the difference betwen cellphone and a HT technology?
> > > Both have receivers, transmitters, whip antennas, key pads, work
> > > through repeaters, sub-menus, etc.
> > >
> > > Pete, wa2cwa
> > >
> > > On Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:30:58 -0600 "A.R.S. - WA5AM"
> > > <ars.w5ami at gmail.com>
> > > writes:
> > > > On Feb 7, 2008 1:05 PM, D. Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
> > > > > > From: "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
> > > > >
> > > > > > I also don't have any interest in the cell phones operate.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So I will just stay in the General segments.
> > > > >
> > > > > Are you serious?  There are questions about CELL PHONES in the
> > > > Extra Class
> > > > > exam?
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I don't recall seeing any "cell phone" questions in the extra pool.
> > > > Please point out where these are, maybe I've missed them.
> > > >
> > > > If there is; I see things going down the tubes, real fast....
> > > > Like Don said, what does that have to do with ham radio???
> > > >
> > > > Brian / wa5am
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