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Happy World Amateur Radio day! (Apr 18)

In honor of this day our sponsor, Signal Stuff, is offering free shipping on all orders to anywhere from today (April 18) through Friday, April 21, 2017. This free shipping is valid for both HamStudy.org T-Shirts and Antennas. 73 to all … Continue reading

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SignalStuff 20% off sale (Black friday through cyber monday)

HamStudy.org is funded by SignalStuff.com. SignalStuff.com sells excellent superelastic flexible handheld antennas for $20 each with lifetime warranty. From Thursday, Nov 24 2016 through Monday, Nov 28 2016 those antennas will be 20% off. All antenna sales support development and advertising … Continue reading

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HamStudy Fundraiser – SuperElastic Signal Sticks

Greetings all! Short version: HamStudy.org takes money to develop and run. Buy an awesomely lightweight and unbelievably durable (not to mention flexible) Signal Stuff SuperElastic Signal Stick and support yourselves and us!  Signal Sticks are dual band 2m/70cm antennas for … Continue reading

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2016 US Amateur Extra Question pool released

The new 2016 US Amateur Extra class license pool has been released and we’ve been working over the last week on processing it to link new questions with old so we know exactly what was added, removed, updated, or moved. … Continue reading

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Taking a Practice Exam isn’t studying

Every day hundreds of people come to HamStudy.org and take practice tests. Others go to other websites and take practice tests. There are differences in the user experience between those two groups of people, but they both have one thing … Continue reading

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HamStudy now shuffles answer order on exams and flashcards

Many of you have emailed us requesting that the answer order be randomized while studying; we’d just like to let you all know that your feedback has been heard and that feature has now been implemented =] As of July 12, … Continue reading

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Icom ID-5100 in my GMC Yukon

This post is a bit different; honestly, I should do more like it. Prove I actually do the radio part itself, not just write study software, eh? =] Anyway, I recently aquired a 2005 GMC Yukon XL; I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Pro tips: Getting the most out of HamStudy.org

How can I best use the resources on HamStudy.org? There are easy answers to this and hard answers to this =] The main thing is to find what works for you and do it! Here are some overall suggestions, though: Use … Continue reading

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FCC will no longer charge a fee for vanity call sign!

May 21: The FCC has decided to drop the fee it currently charges for applying for (and renewing) a vanity call sign! In a recent notice the FCC explained that it is a simple question of economics: in short, it … Continue reading

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Ham Radio License Exam Practice – other options

Edit: The ARRL has restored their previous page showing other study options! You can find it here: http://www.arrl.org/instruction-exam-practice-and-review You may or may not know that HamStudy.org is more than just a website for studying; we are a small organization (official ham … Continue reading

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