Wave Talkers is here to help you learn to become a more effective communicator in any medium. We craft our courses to be easy to follow, fast to learn from, and of exceptional quality. Our courses are all video based courses that you can work through at your own pace.

Wave Talkers began as a way to help Ham Radio Operators obtain and upgrade their FCC issued Amateur Radio License. We are expanding to cover additional topics such as emergency communications, digital operations, portable operating and much more.

More information about Wave Talkers and additional resources can be found on our main site at http://wavetalkers.com

We are excited to help you on your journey to becoming a more effective communicator.


Chris Mattia - W6AH

Founder of Wave Talkers

Courses for Teachers, Trainers, and Creators

Our mission at Wave Talkers has alway focused helping people to become more effective communicators, so we are excited to announce that Wave Talkers will now also be including courses for Teachers, Trainers, and Creators as well.

It was our passion for teaching and learning that started our own journey into online instruction, and we are thrilled to bring these courses to our platform. Many of these courses are currently published exclusively online at LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com.

Links to the courses we produced are provided below. A subscription to these respective platforms is required to access our existing courses. If you already have a subscription to LinkedIn Learning or Lynda.com then follow the links to the courses below, sign in with your existing credentials and access our courses as part of your existing subscription. New courses we produce for these audiences will also be available here on the Wave Talkers platform.

Creating and Deploying Microlearning

Create microlearning to deliver more effective, in-the-moment mobile training. Learn how to create engaging, bite-size lessons that capture learner attention.


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Camtasia 2019 Essential Training: The Basics

Learn how to create engaging video presentations and learning content with Camtasia 2019, the popular screen capture software.


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Camtasia 2019 Essential Training: Advanced Techniques

Learn advanced methods for creating engaging video presentations and learning content with Camtasia, the popular screen capture software.


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Photoshop for Teaching and Learning

Photoshop is simply the best image editing tool and in this course you’ll learn the basics of working with Photoshop, repairing common image problems, preparing images for the web, working with 360 VR panoramas, create an animated GIF, exporting images, and much more. 


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HTML for Educators

HTML is the foundational technology of the web. This course is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of HTML and is especially helpful to Teachers, Trainers, and Instructional Designers.


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Teaching Techniques: Blended Learning

Learn how to blend the best of face to face and online instruction. This course focuses on the tools and techniques that every teacher needs to master.


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WordPress for Education

WordPress is a platform that is especially well suited for creating websites for education. Learn how to leverage the platform to create a learner centered course site. Encourage students to create their own sites and learn to aggregate all of the content back to the main course site. These techniques are great for teaching both closed and open connected courses as well as student ePortfolios.


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WordPress for Education: Multisite

This follow on course to WordPress for Education focuses on the Multisite capabilities of WordPress. Multisite allows you to create and manage multiple sites from a single instance of WordPress. Multisite is great for managing multiple course sites, multiple student sites, and if you happend to build web sites professionally, multiple client sites from a single instance.


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iBooks Author Essential Training

iBooks Author is a free tool from Apple for creating engaging interactive electronic books in the iBooks and ePub formats. In this compreshensive course, you will learn everything you need to know to design, create, and publish your content.


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ScreenFlow 8 Essential Training

ScreenFlow 8 is the most powerful Screen Capture and Screencast editing tool on the Mac. Learn how to Record, Edit and Share your Screencast like a pro.

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Camtasia 2018 Essential Training

Camtasia 2018 is the best Screen Capture and Screencast editing tool on Windows. Learn how to Record, Edit and Share your Screencast like a pro.


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Camtasia 3 for Mac Essential Training

Camtasia is screen recording and editing application for the Mac. Teachers, Trainers, and YouTube Creators will learn how to record their screen and microphone then edit a professional looking and sounding screencast. Camtasia 9 for Windows and Camatasia 3 for Mac now share virtually identical interfaces so everyone will find this course helpful no matter which platform you use.


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ScreenFlow 7 Essential Training

ScreenFlow 7 is screen recording and editing application for the Mac. Teachers, Trainers, and YouTube Creators will learn how to record their screen and microphone then edit a professional looking and sounding screencast.


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Chris Mattia - W6AH operating a ham radio in the mountains above Los Angeles California.

Hi, I’m Chris Mattia - W6AH


I'm excited to help you on your journey into the world of ham radio. I got my own amateur radio license in January 2018 after the Thomas Fire ripped through my home town of Ventura CA. You can read more about that experience and my own journey into ham radio on my blog.

The experience of the Thomas Fire, was the primary driver for getting me into the world of Amateur Radio. I am now a regular member of the ARES groups in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. But, along the way, I discovered my own love for the hobby. I regularly operate on HF, VHF, UHF, and Microwave MESH. I love to operate off-grid, portable, mobile, as well as in my own ham radio shack at home.

I created Wave Talkers (http://wavetalkers.com) to help other people like you to get your license, upgrade, get on the air, and learn to be a more effective communicator. I'm creating these courses to help you go even further on your journey and to support the costs of maintaining the Wave Talkers platform, and to give back to ARES teams I regularly operate with in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

This hobby has so much to offer you regardless of what your initial interest is. Being able to communicate across town and around the world via ham radio is a truly remarkable and fun thing. You will learn a lot along the way, be able to help other people in times of need, stay connected to the real first hand information as events unfold, make a difference for yourself, your family, community, state, and country and have a heck of a lot of fun while doing it.

I have spent my entire career helping to improve teaching and learning with technology. From higher education, to businesses, and individuals like you. I've authored more than 20 courses on lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning, produced and coached authors and teachers through the process of creating video based training, and much more. Now, I'm bringing my skills, experience, and passion to help you on your ham radio journey.

Let's get you started on your journey!