As I write more and more material for this web site, it occurs to me that there may be some who visit that are not licensed ham radio operators. I am a very strong advocate for getting an amateur radio license and encourage anyone that is interested in radio think seriously about getting licensed as well.
 not only will you be able to use one of the terrific Baofeng UV-5R dual band handhelds to its full potential, but a Ham radio license will open up the world of communications to you.
One thing that you can always count on is using one of the ham radio bands to talk to other like minded amateur radio operators from all over the world.
 Getting your amateur radio license has never been easier. Not only have they dropped the morse code requirements, but all the test material including the answers are in the manual. On the ham radio test you will be asked a group a 35 questions from the question pool. Get 75% right (30 correct) and you are licensed. You can get your amateur call sign issued in a couple of days thanks to the FCC database online site.

Get your license today! This book is your vital first step. Thousands of hams have used this book to earn their license.

About the Ham Radio License Manual Revised 2nd Edition Book and CD-ROM.
All you need to become an Amateur Radio Operator! Revised 2nd Edition! Includes practice exam software on CD-ROM. Get your FIRST ham radio license!

Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question license test. Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. Software included featuring the ARRL Exam Review CD-ROM. Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers. Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in local contests and building experiments.The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual will guide you as you get started in the hobby–as you select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You’ll cover small sections at a time:Welcome to Amateur Radio Radio and Electronics Fundamentals

Operating Station Equipment

Communicating with Other Hams Licensing Regulations

Operating Regulations Radio SafetyAt the end of the book, you’ll find the entire Technician Question Pool. NEW! Practice Exam Software included. This book includes the ARRL Exam Review CD-ROM (requires Microsoft Windows). Use it with your book to review the study material. Take randomly-generated practice exams using questions from the actual examination question pool. You won’t have any surprises on exam day! With this guide as a reference-you’ll be on the air in no time! You’ll turn to it again and again as you begin your journey into the exciting world of Amateur Radio. CD-ROM System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, a color display, 20 MB free hard drive space. Please note: the practice exam software is not MAC compatible. Also available: ARRL’s Tech Q&A. Includes the entire question pool with brief explanations.More information Product Details Softcover:336 pages Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; Revised Second Edition/Second Printing (November 2010) Language: English ISBN: 978-0-87259-097-7

Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds

Get your license today and get licensed for the ham radio bands.

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Interested in getting your ham radio license


I have a strong passion for all things radio. When I am not writing about different types of radio gear, I am out in the shack working the world on the HF bands, or troubleshooting an older shortwave radio.

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