Though we plan to expand this section, these are some links that we consider helpful.
- Printable flash cards by Mark
- Printable question pool from KD7BBC
- Printable question pool without distractors from KD7BBC (same as above but no distractors)
- KB6NU’s No-Nonsense Study guides (free)
- Relatively straightforward and completely free. These are a great companion to HamStudy for aspiring and current hams alike who are preparing for a radio test.
- ARRL License Manual (book to purchase)
- If you are one that wants to fully learn all the materials before you get your license, the ARRL books are a great resource.
- Gordon West’s study materials (materials to purchase)
- Another good commercial option for learning about ham radio.
- David Casler’s Youtube video guides for the license pools
- Excellent video classes for all three US licenses
Other Free Study Websites
- HamStudy is modern, powerful, works on cell phones, and has both flash cards and practice tests — we think we’ve done a pretty good job of providing a system that has something for everyone. However, if there is something you don’t like about our website, here are some other options you can check out:
- If we weren’t using HamStudy, we’d probably use this one. Ron, NA0Q, has done a great job with this little site and has some great flash cards and statistics. Mobile site with flash cards only available. Requires login for statistics and flash card history.
- AA9PW.com’s practice tests
- Very simple but still effective practice tests. Includes a “no figures” option for the sight-impaired.
- One of the oldest options, tied to the relatively well-known QRZ website. Requires login.
- eHam is a great website where you can find or write reviews for all sorts of amateur products; in addition, it turns out they have their own set of practice tests.
- Others (list maintained by ARRL)
- This is a list maintained by ARRL of study websites. It changes sometimes, and there are a few other options they have that we didn’t list here.
- Amateur Radio StackExchange
- Community-moderated Question/Answer style site where you can ask questions about ham radio and get answers.
- KY4KY’s Ham Radio Links
- Large collection of ham radio related links
- HamRadioHelp Yahoo! group
- Very friendly user group / email list where you can ask questions (even stupid ones!) and get very helpful answers. Dedicated to helping new hams in the hobby, also very helpful for existing hams.
- HamElmer.org – This site is intended to help provide an online mentor for new hams. There is a lot of good info here.
Resources for learning more about the hobby
- BroadBand Hamnet – this is a fun project involving the creation of a mesh wireless network using common computer wireless hardware.
- W2AEW’s youtube channel – videos on hobby electronics, test & measurement, ham radio, and other stuff geared toward the hobbyist
Here are some other websites that we feel worth mentioning, but didn’t fit in a particular category above:
- N1GY- The simple Approach to Ham Radio
- N1GY strives to provide information in a simple format and has a lot of interesting info about many different Amateur Radio topics.
Did we miss any important ones?
We don’t want this to be a collection of all links to any ham radio website out there, but if there is a website (even if it’s yours) that you think we should link to, feel free to leave it in the comments; we’ll clear comments out from time to time and add the links that particularly impress us.