Links

Though we plan to expand this section, these are some links that we consider helpful.

Downloadable content

Study Guides

  • 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.org

    • 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:
  • HamExam.org
    • 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.
  • QRZ
    • One of the oldest options, tied to the relatively well-known QRZ website.  Requires login.
  • eHam
    • 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.

Finding Help

  • 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

Honorable Mentions

Here are some other websites that we feel worth mentioning, but didn’t fit in a particular category above:

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.

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