Michael Burnette

  
Michael Burnette, AF7KB, started playing with radios at age 8 when he found the plans for a crystal radio set in a comic book and threw out a half roll of brand new toilet paper to get the cardboard tube to use as a  coil form. That radio failed as a practical appliance when it proved to only receive high-power stations that were less than one city block away. Since he lived some 40 or 50 miles from the nearest radio tower, the crystal radio experienced, as they say, some performance issues.

This promising beginning blossomed into an equally auspicious 25 year career foisting himself on the innocent public as a commercial broadcaster where 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.)
"The purpose of the hobby is fun. Shouldn't learning to
get your license at least be a little bit fun?"

Michael Burnette, AF7KB


By 1989 he owned his own stations in Bend, Oregon, which afforded him many opportunities to repair those stations, often in the middle of the night in a snowstorm.


In 1992, Burnette left the radio business behind, despite absolutely no clamor for him to stay, 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 big-rig driving instructor, and a Certified Firewalking Instructor. (Yes, he can teach you how to ski, in-line skate, drive a big rig and/or walk on fire, but none of those is a requirement to get your ham radio license. Yet.)


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


He makes his home in the Seattle, WA area with his wife, Kerry (KG7NVJ) and a useless passive-aggressive cat.  Michael and his wife are active with the Snohomish County Hams Club. The cat is not.


Michael and Kerry have produced and narrated a wide variety of audiobooks for other authors, as well as the Fast Track audio programs. 

If you wish to communicate with him, please use the Contact page on this site.

He is still playing with radios.
  

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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
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 (Coming in February 2018) will be 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.