Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-358A4: Special Topics in Communications - Introduction to Amateur Radio

Units:

6

Description:

This course aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of amateur radio. It is designed to prepare students to pass the amateur radio licensing exam, with an emphasis on hands-on demonstrations on what can be done with a radio license. Though the class material focuses on the entry-level Technician exam, students have the opportunity to obtain the more advanced General and Extra class licenses which come with more privileges. Topics covered include: Radio signal fundamentals, basic electronics, radio wave propagation, antennas, radio equipment, norms of amateur radio communication, and operating regulations. This course welcomes anyone interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio user, regardless of major or prior background.


Last Modified: 2021-10-27 9:38AM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2022