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study for ham license exam

i am going to begin to study to get both the tech license and general license -- i tried to find a course at a community college or through the local ham club but either found none or was totally ignored by the local ham operators (they could have at least said they could not help) -- so i will do it via study by the book -- i can find nothing at borders - so can someone recommend a book for the tech license first and then the general - i do understand that ham university is great for the morse part of the exam - but what about the rest
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try www.arrl.com they should be able to get you the books and find a place for testing KI4OIM is my callsign... good luck p.s. make sure to get the latest verison for the tests as the tech grade changed this year
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I had an interactive general test on my laptop when it died. It also contained the CW (that's geek speak for Morris Code)) It was put out by Gordon West. You can contact him on the internet.
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Ham License

Chuck,
You will find the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual by contacting the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Publications Department -- you can order this by phone toll free at 888 277-5289. Cost is about $25.00 and the order number for the book is 9639. This should get you started. You can also get the latest questions and answers from the Technician Class test from the same place, for about $16.00.
I also suggest that you call or email the ARRL. You can reach them by phone at 860 594-0200. If you ask for Wayne Mills, N7NG, you should get the Membership Services Department and he should be able to help you, with whatever help you need, and I'd mention to him the lack of help you received from your local club.
Good luck and hope to see you on the air soon.
73,
Pete K., K8OUA, S/V Katy Too
Cape Dory 26, Hull #42
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There are a few free on-line test practice programs, one of which can be accessed via QRZ.COM. Check them out as one of them may be all you need. The above mentioned one includes the ability to save and repeat incorrectly answered questions and highlights areas of the exam(s) for further study
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