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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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“Hacking” the General and Extra exams (from N7SMI)

This was recently posted in the /amateurradio subreddit, and I thought it was worth reposting. Thanks to N7SMI for writing it up and giving me permission to repost it here!   Here are 10 tips for hacking the amateur radio … Continue reading

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Renewing or updating your license online — free!

Edit: This applies only to FCC-issued call signs, such as US call signs.  If you have information about how to do it in other countries, feel free to post in the comments! My wife got a letter in the mail today.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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2015 General question pool released!

The question pool committee has released the new General class license question pool, and it is now available on HamStudy.org! Important! This pool will not take effect until July 1, 2015! If you are testing before then, study the previous pool. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

This is the time of year that we at HamStudy.org celebrate the birth of our God.  Many of you don’t share those beliefs, but we all share a desire to learn, to help those around us, and to make the world … Continue reading

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