Study Resources

Books & Reference Material

Although the technician exam is relatively straightforward, we highly recommend the below Books and Reference Study Resources for you to use in preparation to sit your first test.

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ARRL License Study Guides

The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators. To earn the Technician license requires passing one examination totaling 35 questions on radio theory, regulations and operating practices.  
The General class license grants some operating privileges on all Amateur Radio bands and all operating modes. This license opens the door to world-wide communications. Earning the General class license requires passing a 35 question examination.  
The Amateur Extra class license conveys all available U.S. Amateur Radio operating privileges on all bands and all modes. Earning the license is more difficult; it requires passing a thorough 50 question examination.  

Technician Class Lectures Study Resources (N9WIB)

Message from the Content Creator Marc N9WIB: I have been a ham since the 1990’s and wanted to give back to our community by putting together an on-line Technician Class License series.

Other on-line resources:

  • Ham Radio Prep – Our proven interactive study system teaches you exactly what you need to know to get licensed and get on the air. Fast and effective.
  • Ham StudyGet your Amateur Radio License! HamStudy.org has simple, powerful, and free tools to help you prepare!