HAM radio theory

You cannot just start transmitting in the Netherlands. To be allowed to broadcast as a radio amateur you have to learn a lot of theory. In the underlying pages (see above under the menu) I will record some of what I am studying.


When I have finished the theory I will take an exam for the N (Novice) certificate. With that certificate one can call oneself a qualified radio amateur and request a registration with the Telecom Agency of the government.

Theorie contents

In the VERON exam textbook, the theory is divided into the following chapters:

  1. Frequency, voltage and current
  2. Power source, electrical safety
  3. Power supply and parts
  4. Functions in receiver and transmitter
  5. The transmitter
  6. Antenna, coil and capacitor
  7. Co-operation between coil and capacitor
  8. Measuring instruments and their application
  9. Transistors and their application
  10. Frequency generation and filtering
  11. Safety
  12. Faults, prevention and rectification
  13. Rules of conduct and regulations