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shifty21

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I'm having troubles remembering the flow chart for the transmitters / receivers diagrams when going through the questions. I've tried coming up with an acronym for each one but haven't had much luck.

I do have the latest Basic Study Guide. Suggestions on how to overcome this stumbling block?



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I'll comment since no one had any thoughts. Just practice drawing them over and over again. It'll sink in.


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Or reason it through. It generally is straight forward logic as to how basic radios work.
 

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Glad to hear you had no problem. For those people new to the hobby, remembering 5 flow charts is a challenge.


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Ah, don't read anything in what I said. I didn't say I had no problem. A lot of people are new to the hobby and got it even with no electrical background. Instead of just memorizing the diagrams, try to understand the theory behind them. http://homepage.usask.ca/~bdb368/ham/basic/block_diagrams/index.html is one site that explains it. And as usual, I will try and encourage one to not just memorize the Basic exam, but go to a club course or find an Elmer that will make it easier to understand.
 

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I have no interest in building my own equipment or electronic components (something I think the basic course goes way over board on). I ultimately just memorized the diagrams using the Hampuzzle software (HAMpuzzle V1.2 : Radio Amateurs of Canada) from RAC... The more you do it, the more clear it becomes and your understanding sinks in.

That USASK link is pretty good too, Robertmac!
 
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