The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!

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.

Easy-to-understand bite-sized sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question Technician Class license test.
Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.
NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.
Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers.

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 Signals Fundamentals
Electricity, Components, and Circuits
Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines
Amateur Radio Equipment
Communicating With Other Hams
Licensing Regulations
Operating Regulations

At the end of the book, you’ll find the entire Technician Question Pool.

NEW FEATURE: Online Review and Practice Exams. As you complete each chapter of this book, use ARRL’s online Exam Review for Ham Radio to help prepare you for exam day. This web-based service uses the question pool to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Once you’ve finished this book, use the online service to take practice exams with the same number and variety of questions that you’ll encounter on exam day. You won’t have any surprises on exam day!

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2 Responses to The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

  1. W. Watt "bw" says:

    Excellent study resource. These books are time sensitive, get the right edition. As a license examiner, I am often asked to recommend study material and this is the one that I recommend. It takes a balanced approach to teaching the basic material and test preparation. Some of the other books that I see concentrate more on passing the test by learning the test questions than actually teaching the material.I am often approached by people interested in getting a license but who really don’t know why. Ham radio is a broad hobby with many different areas of…

  2. E. Jackson says:

    Includes the new Technician questions The Technician exam has a new pool of questions as of July 1, 2014. ARRL’s third edition of the Ham Radio License Manual is designed for the aspiring ham radio operator. The material is very clear and readable, even the math sections. Even though you could simply memorize the questions from the FCC test bank, you’ll be missing out on a great amount of information that’s useful to the new ham operator.Amazon’s pricing is better than the ARRL website and with Prime shipping, you…