License Class – Technician, General, Amateur Extra

I am including information and study guides for the technician, General and Amateur Extra tests.

Be aware that the Technician questions are current until June 30, 2018.  General until June 30, 2019 and Extra until June 30, 2016  (at the time of this writing that is two months left for the Extra.  Thus, I am not including any information for that test until the end of Summer when the new questions and test books are available.)

Technician Class License

Technician Class 2014-18 FCC Element 2 Radio License Preparation 8th Edition

FCC radio license exam preparation book for the 2014-2018 Element 2 Technician Class question pool. Contains all 426 Q&A reorganized into logical topic groups. Education, fun answer explanations have key words highlighted to help you learn and remember important aspects of ham radio. Fully illustrated with photos and diagrams to aid learning. Includes bonus “On the Air” audio CD containing the exciting sounds of Technician class ham radio operation. Book contains all of the information you need to know to become a licensed ham radio operator.

Author Gordon West, WB6NOA, has been a licensed ham operator for more than 50 years. He is widely recognized as America’s leading amateur radio teacher. The ARRL recognized him with it’s Instructor of the Year award, and the Dayton Amateur Radio Association named him ther 2006 Amateur or the Year for his efforts in recruiting and training thousands of new hams. Contributing Author Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, is a life-long amateur radio operator, with a long career in radio scientific exploration, engineering and operation. He teaches commercial and amateur radio and electronics courses, and is an accomplished author of many professional magazine articles and books.

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!
Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in local contests and building experiments. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual will guide you as you get started in the hobby as you select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact.Easy-to-understand bite-sized sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question Technician Class license test.
Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.
NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.
Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers.Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You’ll cover small sections at a time:

Welcome to Amateur Radio
Radio and Signals Fundamentals
Electricity, Components, and Circuits
Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines
Amateur Radio Equipment
Communicating With Other Hams
Licensing Regulations
Operating Regulations

At the end of the book, you’ll find the entire Technician Question Pool.

NEW FEATURE: Online Review and Practice Exams. As you complete each chapter of this book, use ARRL’s online Exam Review for Ham Radio to help prepare you for exam day. This web-based service uses the question pool to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Once you’ve finished this book, use the online service to take practice exams with the same number and variety of questions that you’ll encounter on exam day. You won’t have any surprises on exam day!

Ham Radio Technician License Exam Flashcard Study System: Ham Radio Test Practice Questions & Review for the Ham Radio Technician License Exam (Cards)

Ham Radio Technician License Exam Flashcard Study System uses repetitive methods of study to teach you how to break apart and quickly solve difficult test questions on the Ham Radio Technician License Exam. Study after study has shown that spaced repetition is the most effective form of learning, and nothing beats flashcards when it comes to making repetitive learning fun and fast.

Our flashcards enable you to study small, digestible bits of information that are easy to learn and give you exposure to the different question types and concepts.

Ham Radio Technician License Exam Flashcard Study System covers the full pool of questions for the exam, including: FCC Rules, Descriptions and Definitions, Operator and Station License Responsibilities, Operating Procedures, Radio Wave Characteristics, Radio and Electromagnetic Properties, Propagation Modes, Amateur Radio Practices, Station Setup, Electrical Principles, Math for Electronics, Electronic Principles, Ohm’s Law, Electrical Components, Semiconductors, Circuit Diagrams, Component Functions, Station Equipment, Common Transmitter and Receiver Problems, Antenna Measurements and Troubleshooting, Basic Repair and Testing, Modulation Modes, Amateur Satellite Operation, Operating Activities, Non-Voice Communications, Antennas, Feedlines, AC Power Circuits, Antenna Installation, RF Hazards, and much more…


General Class License

General Class 2015-2019

Gordon West study manual for the FCC Element 3 General Class Amateur Radio license exam. Contains all 462 questions and answer choices along with Gordon’s answer explanations. Technical Editor Eric Nichols adds helpful, educational insights to help you understand the science behind radio technology. Full color photos add to your learning, and their “Elmer Points” get you ready for your on-the-air introduction to the high frequency bands

Gordon West, WB6NOA is the leading ham radio instructor in the U.S. He has been a licensed radio amateur for more than 50 years, and was named “Instructor of the Year” by the ARRL, and the 2006 “Amateur of the Year” by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association. Through his Gordon West Radio School, he has trained eight out of ten newly-licensed hams with his classes, books and audio courses over the past 35 years. Technical Editor Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ, is a prolific author on radio science topics. He is especially adept at making complicated science understandable to the layman. The ARRL awarded him their William Orr Technical Writing Award in 2010 and again in 2014.

The ARRL General Class License Manual Spiral Bound

(This is the book that I used for my General test prep!!)

All You Need To Pass Your General Class Exam!
Pass the 35-question General Class test.
All the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use through June 30, 2019.
NEW! Convenient Spiral Bound Edition lies flat.
NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.
Detailed explanations for all questions, including FCC rules.
The General Class license is the second of three US Amateur Radio licenses. To upgrade to General Class, you must already hold a Technician Class license (or have recently passed the Technician license exam). Upgrading to a General license–which conveys extensive HF privileges only requires passing a written examination. Once you do, the entire range of operating modes and the majority of the amateur spectrum below 30 MHz become available to you.

Use this book to study for your General Class license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You’ll cover small sections at a time:

Procedures and Practices
Rules and Regulations
Components and Circuits
Radio Signals and Equipment
Digital Modes
Electrical and RF Safety