Archive for the 'Ham radio' Category

Jul 18 2014

Updated Technician Pool for 2014

Published by under Ham radio,News,Technician

I have added in the new Technician question pool that is valid from July 2014 – June 30th 2018. My apologies for not getting this online earlier! There are 35 questions in the exam as before, there are only three required figures in this edition of the exam, T1-T3 which are the same as they were in the previous pool. They have removed figures T4-T7 from this version of the exam, these were the block diagrams of transceiver components.

Please let me know if everything works OK, its possible that a few typos or formatting errors may have crept in when I converted it from the original file from the ARRL NCVEC site.

Simon, AA9PW

2 responses so far

Mar 09 2009

HamMorse iPhone app in development

Published by under Ham radio,Morse Code

small screenshot of iPhone AA9PW Ham Morse applicationI’ve been beavering away behind the scenes figuring out how to program the iPhone and I’m happy to say Im just about ready to release the first application – HamMorse. Its essentially the functionality you get on the current morse code practice page only now its available from your iPhone wherever you may be. Its not quite finished, a few last minute bugs to iron out but I’ve put some more information and screenshots here.

Any comments, thoughts, etc. very welcome.

Simon, AA9PW.

26 responses so far

May 21 2008

Morse Code file format changed

Published by under Ham radio,Morse Code,News

I have changed the file formats for the morse code audio files and also changed how the files are served on the web page. For many years the files were being created as sun format .au sound files, these are easy for me to create programmatically but can be rather large files, especially for QSOs at the slower speeds. Since I moved hosting companies this has caused me to run through my allocated bandwidth in about 5 days! I’m upgrading the bandwidth but at the same time my hosting company very helpfully installed some software packages to enable me to ditch the .au files in favor of the more modern mp3 format.

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May 15 2008

New Extra class ham radio license question pool online at

Published by under Extra,Ham radio,News

The question pool for the amateur (ham) radio Extra class license exams is set to change over at the end of June 2008. The new question pool that will be used for exams taken from July 1st 2008 onwards is now available for practice at You can practice either a complete exam or work on the material a section at a time and all figures are provided. If you are interested, you can download the complete question pool in MS Word or PDF format from the NVEC site.

Simon, AA9PW

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