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  • Hello(Unlicensed)

    Posted by John74 on 2024-03-26 at 17:57

    Hello all,

    Thanks for having a community like this. I’m not licensed “Yet” but want to be. I’ll leave it at that and wait for curios Hammies to contact me.

    Unknown Member replied 3 weeks, 2 days ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • w2wcm

    2024-03-26 at 18:56
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    So was I. The Technician exam is not hard, and you will learn a lot in preparing for it.

    Try the ARRL licensing manual..



    • John74

      2024-04-06 at 22:59
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      Hello, and sorry for the delayed response. I was thinking of paying for the courses on Ham Radio Prep. Just haven’t yet…….🙄

  • ns7x

    2024-03-26 at 20:58
    5W posting rank

    Hello, John74, and welcome to Ham Community.
    I think you’ll find ham radio is a life-long adventure in which you have a whole world to explore – both figuratively and literally.
    Enjoy the journey!
    73 de MaryAnn, NS7X

  • John74

    2024-04-06 at 22:56
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    Hello, and I’m VERY Sorry for the delayed response. Thank You. Feel free to reach out anytime. Be Safe.

  • N8TGQ

    2024-05-01 at 20:36
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    Check the ARRL website to find a club in your area. Nothing beats in person demos and many clubs have in person licensing classes with the test at the end.

    Welcome to the hobby!

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    2024-05-03 at 01:20
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    I used hamstudy.org for all three of my tests. Create the free account and study the material and take the practice tests as often as you want until you score in the 80’s or 90’s.

    I mean, why pay some website for access to info the FFC gives out for free. You realize the FCC provides the test questions and answers for each exam free, right? If you buy the ARRL book, in a few years it’s obsolete. The FCC changes the question pool often. I can’t count on both hands how many ARRL “Pass the Exam” books my club can’t give away because the question pools changed. Printed books don’t change….the question pool does. ARRL “Pass the exam” books aren’t like Catcher in the Rye. They’ll never be a classic. 🙂

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