Study Guides

Here are the study guides that I have used for each of the three exams.

First, an quick introduction to the classes of licenses
By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU:

How do you get into amateur radio?
With just a little study, you can learn all you need to know to get a Technician Class license, which is the license class designed for beginners. To get a Technician Class license, you must take a test with 35 multiple-choice questions and answer 26 questions correctly. The test covers basic regulations, operating practices, and electrical and electronics theory.

Knowing Morse Code is no longer required to get this license, nor any class of license. Technician Class licensees have all amateur radio privileges above 30 MHz, including the very popular 2-meter band. Technicians can also operate Morse Code (CW) on portions of the 80m, 40m, 15m, and 10m bands, and voice and digital modes on portions of the 10m band.

There are two other license classes: the General Class license and the Amateur Extra Class license. To get a General Class license, you must pass another 35-question test; the Amateur Extra Class test has 50 questions. The tests are progressively more difficult.

General Class licensees get phone and digital mode privileges on portions of the 160m, 80m, 60m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, and 10m bands. They can also operate CW and digital modes on the 30m band.

Amateur Extra licensees have all amateur privileges.

Please be sure to check the dates of the files below, as questions change every four years. I’ll do my best to keep the Technician link up to date.. but if your goal is to be a General or Extra be prepared to learn to google for what you want! 😉

Technician: 2022-no-nonsense-tech-study-guide-v0-1

Old Technician: 2018-no-nonsense-tech-study-guide-v1-1

General: StudyGuideQPool2-GCLM_8th_ed-edit

Extra: 2020-2024_amateur_extra_class_question_pool

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