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General Class Written Test - Study and Preparation


Paul Guido
 

As mentioned earlier, the FCC sent a Press Release that the code requirement
will be eliminated as a requirement for all Amateur Radio licensing. This
will be enacted around the end of January 2007. For a link to the Press
Release check here
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf



Free General Class Written Test training resources on the web.



For a great General Class written test study manual for instructors and
students check out http://telemetry.nmsu.edu/~shoran/radio.html and click on
the General Instructor Manual or the General Student Manual links to the PDF
Files.



For a complete but concise General Class written test study guide for
students check out N8KBR's study guide at http://studyguide.eqth.org/ and
click on General Class License Study Guide on the left side of the page.



For practicing the test go to http://www.kb0mga.net/exams/ this is a free
site that tracks how you are doing on the test. Please give it a try.



To have a practice test emailed to you go to http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/ and
choose Email Exams on the left of the page.



Of course you can also practice the test at http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl



If you are still having trouble with some of the subjects covered, use the
following resources:



Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Ham Wiki http://www.hamwiki.info/

Join and ask a question at the HamRadioHelpGroup Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HamRadioHelpGroup/



Find a local ham club at
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/clubsearch.phtml



And finally find a local test at
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml



Books and other information (Not free but very good)

The ARRL General Class License Manual
http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=9205#top

The Gordon West General Class Study Manual
http://www.w5yi.org/catalog.php?sort=4

On line instruction and software try http://www.hamtestonline.com/



Study and pass. Please send this message along to anyone considering
upgrading.



73



Paul Guido, N5IUT