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Author Topic: License Core Competencies  (Read 3311 times)
AE7VA
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« on: September 15, 2017, 09:06:07 AM »

Does anyone know where I can find an easy to find online listing of the core competencies or course outline for each of the license classes (Tech, General, Extra)?  The ARRL site is too vague. I'm looking for something similar to what you would see for a college class. I suppose I could do this by looking at the license study manuals, but then I'd have to buy all of them. 

Here's an example core competencies listing for a college electronics class:

1.   Define basic electricity terms. (I, II)
2.   Use the standard color code to determine resistance. (II)
3.   Make circuit measurements using the ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter, and oscilloscope. (II)
4.   Apply the scientific method of inquiry and deduction to the laws, theories and axioms of AC (alternating current)/DC (direct current) circuits to specific laboratory experiments. (I-XII)
5.   Use Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws to solve series, parallel and series-parallel circuit problems. (III, IV, V, VI, VII)
6.   Calculate voltages and currents of simple Resistor, Inductor, and Capacitor (RLC) circuits using phasors. (VII, XII)
7.   Describe the properties of magnetic fields and magnetic materials, and relate to the operation of magnetic devices. (VIII)
8.   Calculate equivalent capacitance of capacitors connected in series and parallel. (IX)
9.   Determine the frequency and calculate the peak, peak-to-peak, and Root-mean-square (RMS) values of a sine wave. (XI)
10.   Analyze the transient behavior of simple RC and RL circuits. (VII, XII)
11.   Calculate inductive and capacitive reactance. (IX)
12.   Calculate equivalent inductance of inductors connected in series and parallel. (IX)
13.   Analyze the basic transformer. (X)

Here's a sample course outline:

I. Introduction to Electricity
A. Circuit Components and Measuring Devices
B. Electrical and Magnetic Units
C. Scientific Notation
D. Metric Prefixes
II. Voltage, Current, and Resistance
A. Atomic Structure
B. Electrical Charge
C. Voltage
D. Current
E. Resistance
F. Electrical Circuits
G. Basic Circuit Measurements
III. Ohm's Law
A. Ohm's Law
B. Current Calculations
C. Voltage Calculations
D. Resistance Calculations
E. The Current, Voltage, Resistance Relationship
IV. Power and Energy
A. Power and Energy
B. Power in Electric Circuits
C. Resistor Power Ratings
D. Energy Loss and Voltage Drop in Resistance
E. Power Supplies
V. AC/DC Series Resistive Circuits
A. Resistors in Series
B. Rules and Laws for Series Circuits
C. Voltage Dividers
D. Ground
E. Troubleshooting Series Circuit
VI. AC/DC Parallel Resistive Circuit
A. Resistors in Parallel
B. Rules and Laws for Parallel Circuits
C. Current Sources
D. Current Dividers and Applications
E. Troubleshooting Parallel Circuits
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 11:51:35 PM »

   Contact Gordon West and ask him.
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WD9EWK
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »

Does anyone know where I can find an easy to find online listing of the core competencies or course outline for each of the license classes (Tech, General, Extra)?  The ARRL site is too vague. I'm looking for something similar to what you would see for a college class. I suppose I could do this by looking at the license study manuals, but then I'd have to buy all of them. 

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What you're looking for may be on the following links. For the Technician license exam:

http://ncvec.org/page.php?id=362

For the General exam:

http://ncvec.org/page.php?id=364

For the Extra exam:

http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=365

The Question Pool documents have something like a syllabus, along with the questions and answers for each exam. Unfortunately, these documents are not consistently formatted, but you may be able to get what you want from them.

73!
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AE7VA
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 08:50:26 AM »

Thanks Patrick! Looks like I'll be able to mine what I need out of those documents.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 11:03:35 AM »


If they brought back the code requirement, everyone would know electronics. Right? That's what the anti-no code
crowd squawked. Morse code requirement keeps out the riff-raff.

Kraus
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 09:17:39 AM »


If they brought back the code requirement, everyone would know electronics. Right? That's what the anti-no code
crowd squawked. Morse code requirement keeps out the riff-raff.

Kraus
Stop throwing bombs.  Your sarcastic comment is not helpful nor humorous.  Ease off.
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 09:25:37 PM »

 Agreed! I was full-time employed in electronics service professionally 25 yrs before I earned my NO CODE general.
 I have since moved on and operate now 95% CW. Easy to outgrow the mic crowd.
 BTW, Not every No Code ham is a bum.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 10:55:04 AM »


Herrn QAA, IIC,

I'm making fun of the anti no-code folks. They swore if one can pass the code test, they won't be a problem on the air.

Never mind one's electronics knowledge. Must know the code. Zombies they were.

I started novice class Morse code. I liked operating so 'stealthily' on Morse. I felt like a spy. Dah dah dit dit dah.

On 1.815MHz Morse at 2200UTC. I'll give it a shot.

Kraus





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