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Offline Practice Tests

Download once from the Internet and install. Only need to reconnect to the Internet to update question pools.                                
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ohms Law Chart

Shenandoah Software Amateur Radio Exam Test http://www.shenware.com/dlamateurradio.html

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.
http://www.ah0a.org/AH0A.html

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 2nd Edition
(Technician Class Started July 1, 2014)

http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Ham-Radio-License-Manual-3rd-Edition/
  • ISBN 978-1-62595-01300
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. Third edition

Manual Web site: http://www.arrl.org/ham-radio-license-manual 

2015 General Book


8th Edition General Manual
Starts July 1, 2015
Expires June 30, 2019
ISBN 978-1-62595-030-7

http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-General-Class-License-Manual-8th-Edition/




Starts July 1, 2016

The ARRL Extra Class License Manual
http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-ARRL-Extra-Class-License-Manual-11th-Edition/

ISBN: 978-1-62595-045-1
Extra Class Book Expires 2020

ARRL Listing of Withdrawn VE Exam Questions http://www.arrl.org/withdrawn-questions

Question Pools

NCVEC-National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators http://www.ncvec.org/

Technician Question Pool Page:http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=349
On July 1, 2015 the new General Pool started http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=358
Extra Question Pool Page http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=351

Search Classroom Courses for Amateur Radio http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-class

VE Exam Search Page http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

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

Office of Engineering and Technology http://www.fcc.gov/oet/
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 http://www.ac6v.com/help.htm
http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com
eHam http://www.eham.net/exams/
QRZ http://www.qrz.com/testing.html
AA9PW http://aa9pw.com/
KB0MGA.net http://kb0mga.net/exams/index.php

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 <https://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do>  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 http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/

AND COmmission REgistration System (CORES)  https://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do

The FCC rules and regulations are codified in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Title 47--Telecommunication CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
FCC.gov RF-SAFTY Page https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/radio-frequency-safety
FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET)  http://www.fcc.gov/oet/
FCC Forms http://www.fcc.gov/formpage.html
Antenna Structure Registration http://wireless.fcc.gov/antenna

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

Koch-method program http://www.thegoffs.co.uk/downloads/KochMorseTrainer%20Install.exe
New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters site learn code page http://www.nzart.org.nz/exam/sg/sg-cwave.html
 "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 http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/morse.html
Just Learn Morse Code http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/
The International Morse Preservation Society http://www.fists.org/
Sunlight telegraph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliograph

Digital Mode Programs including morse code

FlDigi Open Source Digital modem program available for Micro$oft Window$, Linux and OSX http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html
Hamscope for Micro$oft Window$ http://www.qsl.net/hamscope/
QSSTV Slow Scann Software for linux http://users.telenet.be/on4qz/qsstv/
Multimon
Linux afsk decoder http://www.baycom.org/~tom/ham/linux/multimon.html 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  http://www.baycom.org/~tom/ham/soundmodem/  Baycom went out of business in 2006.

J. Duffy Beischel WB8NUT Digital Modes page http://wb8nut.com/digital
Rod Dinkins - AC6V Operating Modes page http://www.ac6v.com/opmodes.htm
Ham Resource http://www.answerconnect.com/articles/the-ham-radio-resource-guide

Basic AM Radio

WW II Foxhole Radio http://bizarrelabs.com/foxhole.htm
Crystal Radio http://bizarrelabs.com/crystal.htm
Cat Wiskers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_whisker_detector
The coherer was a primitive form of radio signal detector http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherer
Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galena
Other Radio Detectors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detector_%28radio%29
Christmas Eve and the Birth of 'Talk' Radio http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6665738
Reginald Fessenden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Fessenden

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