Amateur Radio Study Material
For Your Technician License
Study Material Links
KBNU's No-Nonsense Study Guides
By Dan Romanchik KB6NU
This free PDF manual will help you get your license, but getting your license is only the beginning. It will teach you the answers to the test questions, but not give you a deep understanding of electronics, radio, or the rules and regulations. Simply read through the manual and take some practice tests. The PDF version for Technician Classs is free. Study guides for Technician, General and Extra Classes are available and other formats may be purchased.
The Ham Cram PowerPoint presentation covers the question pool in effect after 1 July 2018. The file is 2.8 MB and contains 126 slides. This presentation may also be printed out with 6 slides per page.
HamStudy.org (Free Registration Required)
HamStudy.org provides a better set of tools to study for your license. It's free, but you will need to log in with your email, Facebook account or Google account. I had to use the same name as in my email (in this case my Google email) for the name the website asks you to enter. So, if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org, you will need to use the name "john" when asked to enter your name. The purpose of registering is so you can keep track of your progress. There are options to study flash cards, read questions and take practice tests. These sources are also available for General and Amateur Extra. A phone app is also available for $3.99.
These are files of all the questions from the Technician Class Pool. CORRECT ANSWERS ARE NOT DESIGNATED. These Word and PDF documents have all the questions and multiple choice answers exactly as they will be on the exam. Graphics files are in a separate PDF document.
Take A Sample Test
Think you're ready to take the test. Try your skill online first. These sites provide online tests to challenge your skills. Questions are taken directly from the question pool and are provided randomly as if you were taking the real exam. Good luck!
Note: Exams for Technician, General and Extra are all available.
ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio (Free Registration - Required)
QRZ's Practice Amateur Radio Exams (Free Registration Required)
This service provides online courses integrating study materials with question drills using the actual exam questions and answers. Your progress is tracked and focuses on your weak areas, drilling questions you get wrong more often than ones you get right. This is an opportunity to actually learn the material and not just memorize it. See the website for pricing.
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