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Shenandoah Software Amateur Radio Exam Test

Ham Academy is a Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) based Javascript program that assists teaching the Amateur Radio theory using the VEC questions pools.
Morse Academy introduces Morse Code characters from the keyboard and via a flashcard mechanism relating sounds and character image.

Hamtest Online

The Books: Not just the answers, the background too.

There are 396 questions in the Technician Class pool, the General 484 questions and the Extra has whopping 738 questions. The ARRL License Manuals give you the hows and whys not just the answers. The questions are published with answers  (see the links below the book thumbnails) and are good for reviewing. The American Radio Relay League, ARRL, has Books, CDs, On-line Training for the entry-level Technician Class and resources for teachers and instructors so YOU can learn the required knowledge and skills to be a licensed amateur radio operator. Study with a partner if you can.
The ARRL Ham License Manual 4th Edition
(Technician Class Started July 1, 2018)
Expires June 30,  2022

Tech book

ISBN: 978-1-62595-082-6

2019 General Book

9th Edition General Manual
Starts July 1, 2019
Expires June 30, 2023
ISBN: 978-1-62595-106-9

Starts July 1, 2020
to June 30,  2024
The ARRL Extra Class License Manual
Extra Manual  expires June 30 2024

ARRL Listing of Withdrawn VE Exam Questions

Question Pools

NCVEC-National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators

Technician Question Pool Page:
On July 1, 2015 the new General Pool started
Extra Question Pool Page

Search Classroom Courses for Amateur Radio

VE Exam Search Page

Evaluating Compliance With FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to RF and EM Fields

Office of Engineering and Technology
This revised OET Bulletin 65 has been prepared to provide assistance in determining whether proposed or existing transmitting facilities, operations or devices comply with limits for human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The bulletin offers guidelines and suggestions for evaluating compliance. However, it is not intended to establish mandatory procedures, and other methods and procedures may be acceptable if based on sound engineering practice.
Office of Engineering Technology

Practice Tests

Wait until you can get 85% to 90% consistently on practice tests before taking a VE Exam.
Other suggestions

FCC -Federal Communications Commission

Veriify License information

“License Databases NOT in Sync” from The ARRL Letter The ARRL Letter Vol. 26, No. 32 August 10, 2007
Fred Maia, W5YI, spoke about a problem he found with information between the Universal Licensing System (ULS) and the Commission Registration System (CORES) computer systems not being exchanged. Amateurs, he said, are complying with Part 97 rules by keeping the ULS license database up to date, but this information does not find its way into the CORES database. Part 1 of the Rules, Section 1.8002(b)(2), which Maia said most amateurs are unfamiliar with, states that applicants must keep their CORES records current. Amateurs can supply CORES with up-to-date information via the CORES Web page <>  Maia proposed that the FCC update CORES automatically when the ULS is updated. ULS is maintained by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and CORES is handled by the Office of Managing Director (OMD). The FCC's Bill Cross said these systems are two separate systems and that they are discussing a solution.

FCC Universal Licensing System

AND COmmission REgistration System (CORES)

The FCC rules and regulations are codified in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET)
FCC Forms
Antenna Structure Registration

Learn Morse Code (But it is NOT required to pass any ham radio test)

Koch-method program
New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters site learn code page
 "The Art & Skill of Radio Telegraphy" ( Single Column) by William G. Pierpont N0HFF or The Art and skill of Radio Telegaphy (Double Column)
W1AW Code Practice Files
Just Learn Morse Code
The International Morse Preservation Society
Sunlight telegraph

Digital Mode Programs including morse code

FlDigi Open Source Digital modem program available for Micro$oft Window$, Linux and OSX
Hamscope for Micro$oft Window$
QSSTV Slow Scann Software for linux
Linux afsk decoder Baycom went out of business in 2006.
Soundmodem Multiplatform Soundcard Packet Radio Modem by Thomas Sailer,HB9JNX/AE4WA  Baycom went out of business in 2006.
Open Source Micro$oft Window$ and Linux  Baycom went out of business in 2006.

J. Duffy Beischel WB8NUT Digital Modes page
Rod Dinkins - AC6V Operating Modes page
Ham Resource

Basic AM Radio

WW II Foxhole Radio
Crystal Radio
Cat Wiskers
The coherer was a primitive form of radio signal detector
Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide.
Other Radio Detectors
Christmas Eve and the Birth of 'Talk' Radio
Reginald Fessenden

Update: Wednesday July 1, 2020 by Dick Knight webmaster