We're constantly researching, writing and producing with the goal of making your learning faster, deeper, and more enjoyable.

Lately, some of that work has been coming out in video form. It's a modest collection, but it's growing. We started at the Extra Class level, focusing on the (challenging) math parts. Now we're creating resources for the Technician Class students.

Let us know if there's a topic we should cover for you!

All License Levels

Intro to the TI-30XS Calculator - recommended for all license levels.

Cutting edge study tech meets ham radio. Result? Powerful learning!
Find out if your license has (finally!) 
​been officially issued by the FCC.

Technician Class

Inspired by a conversation with an Extra Class student about the topic of bandwidth. Why does it exist, and why do we need to know about it?
One of the trickier fundamentals to visualize is "wavelength" -- and it's an important one. Get it mastered once and for all with this video.
What are radio waves, anyway? And what's multi-path interference?
Technician level exploration of the electrical values found in series and parallel circuits.

General Class

Almost all the math in the General Exam in under 13 minutes!

Extra Class

Do you even really need to "know the math" for the Extra exam?

Exponents, Logarithms and Keeping those millis, nanos and picos straight ...

Calculating Resonant Frequencies

Understanding and calculating phase angles.  Meet Eli the ice man!

Reactances are often the first step in solving impedance and phasor diagram problems.

Power factors and reactive power made understandable.

Those phasor diagram problems aren't nearly as tough as they look. 

Everything you need to know about the Smith chart for the Extra exam -- and a little more.

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The Fast Track Ham Radio License Programs
Michael Burnette
Michael Burnette, AF7KB, started playing with radios at age 8.
As a commercial broadcaster for 25 years, he did a bit of everything from being a DJ to serving as a vice president and general manager with Westinghouse Broadcasting (now CBS/Infinity.)

In 1992, Burnette left the radio business behind, and took to traveling the world designing and delivering experiential learning seminars on leadership, management, communications, and building relationships.

He has trained people across the US and in Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Finland, Greece, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Russia. In addition to his public and corporate trainings, he has been a National Ski Patroller, a Certified Professional Ski Instructor, a Certified In-Line Skating Instructor, a Certified NLP Master Practitioner, a big-rig driving instructor, and a Certified Firewalking Instructor.

He is the author of:

The Fast Track to Your Technician Class Ham Radio License
The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License
The Fast Track to Your Extra Class Ham Radio License
The Fast Track to Mastering Extra Class Ham Radio Math
The Independent Author's Guide to Successful Audiobook Production

© 2017, 2018 Michael Burnette  
All rights reserved.

The underlying philosophy of the Fast Track series is a commitment to employing effective teaching strategies to support learners in rapidly mastering the body of knowledge that creates the ham radio hobby.

To that end, the programs not only teach the correct answers to the exam questions, but explain the principles behind each correct answer.

Put simply, other programs teach you to pass the exams. The Fast Track programs teach you to pass the exams and think like a ham.

Oh, and we have a little fun along the way, too -- that's part of creating a positive learning environment.
Each license program is available in multiple formats.

- Kindle e-book (Amazon.com)
- Paperback edition (Amazon.com)
- Unabridged audiobook edition (Amazon.com, Audible.com, iTunes.)

The Fast Track to Mastering Extra Class Ham Radio Math is a workbook supplement to the Extra Class program for those who, like the author, find the advanced math of the Extra Class exam to be, shall we way, extra challenging. That workbook is available only in paperback, from Amazon.com, with supporting videos on YouTube.com.