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    Default ham radio licensing class

    Not sure if there is any one out there that is interested in classes for getting licensed, but I ran into some classes that are being offered. They are on ARRL web site. The links is http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-class. Washington has five classes being offered this year, with all of them in Vancouver except one in Bellingham. I am registered for the Bellingham class the first two Saturdays in March. There may be classes in other states, I just didn't look for them. For me personally I do better in a class setting where I can ask questions then just reading from a book.
    Eric, KG7SEJ
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    Way to go, Eric!

    Classes are good, probably the best method. You will find even more classes being offered in other areas as the year goes along.

    Personally, I read the ARRL Technician Class study guide then I used the practice test method and associated answers with the questions. Every question and related answer in the test pool is open to the public. This is NOT the best way of actually learning the subject matter, but quite effective and perfectly legal in passing the exam. Later I found that I actually retained much of the subject matter and put together with practical experience I learned virtually everything on the exam and more. Just another option.

    http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/ FREE

    http://hamexam.org/ FREE

    http://www.arrl.org/exam-practice
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    http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/?...FVJcfgodhb4A9g $24.95

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    Last edited by Jerry; 01-04-2015 at 01:14. Reason: Clarity
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    Das Mule outfitters in Issaquah recently held a weekend class followed by an exam and say they will do another this year. All participants passed and got their 'ticket'.

    They will also be holding a weekend class on how to use your radio. I'm not sure if that is mfg specific or not. It seems many of the participants have purchased a Baofeng UV5R variant (including me) as they are extremely affordable ($30-$50) almost cheaper than a CB.

    If the announce another class, I will pot it up here.
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    I went ahead and bought the book. Found an app with practice exams but I would like to understand the theory a bit more.

    Plan on taking my exam the beginning of February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKBrew View Post
    I went ahead and bought the book. Found an app with practice exams but I would like to understand the theory a bit more.

    Plan on taking my exam the beginning of February.
    Cool. You are really gettin' with it, McBrew!
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    I think I could do a little bit better job on installation.

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    Oh no! I was going to post one of those photos and make a smart A$$ remark, but decided against it. But, the link to the pics showed up anyway. I didn't notice it until you replied. Heh, heh, heh. Don't mind me, I'm old and my mind is weak. Carry on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Way to go, Eric!

    Classes are good, probably the best method. You will find even more classes being offered in other areas as the year goes along.

    Personally, I read the ARRL Technician Class study guide then I used the practice test method and associated answers with the questions. Every question and related answer in the test pool is open to the public. This is NOT the best way of actually learning the subject matter, but quite effective and perfectly legal in passing the exam. Later I found that I actually retained much of the subject matter and put together with practical experience I learned virtually everything on the exam and more. Just another option.

    http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/ FREE

    http://hamexam.org/ FREE

    http://www.arrl.org/exam-practice
    FREE

    http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/?...FVJcfgodhb4A9g $24.95

    and others...search Ham Practice Exams
    Thanks for the links Jerry. I ordered The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual last Friday and it should be here the first part of the week. Hopefully between the manual and class I will go from having a vary basic under standing of radios and how they work, to having an understand the fundamentals by the time it is all said and done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Albino94ltd View Post
    Das Mule outfitters in Issaquah recently held a weekend class followed by an exam and say they will do another this year. All participants passed and got their 'ticket'.

    They will also be holding a weekend class on how to use your radio. I'm not sure if that is mfg specific or not. It seems many of the participants have purchased a Baofeng UV5R variant (including me) as they are extremely affordable ($30-$50) almost cheaper than a CB.

    If the announce another class, I will pot it up here.
    Issaquah would be much better than going all the way to Bellingham.
    Eric, KG7SEJ
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