License Study Resources

Scroll to the bottom for information about remote VE Test Sessions.

You must be licensed by the FCC before transmitting on amateur radio frequencies. If you can't find a class, you can prepare for the test online and with books.

 

The question pool and correct answers are publicly available. You can take practice tests online. You'd be surprised at how many questions you can answer correctly merely by eliminating the obviously wrong choices. Then just study the areas you are weakest on. Go back and take another test and repeat till you feel ready to find a testing session and take the test.

 

Here are some useful links:

 

The Technician question pool (correct answer in parentheses)

 

All the question pools

 

Online Practice Test from QRZ (demonstrated at a recent ORCA meeting - login required)

 

Online Practice Test from AA9PW

Online Practice Test from eham

 

ARRL Books

Gordon West Books

Study Guides

 

Online classes

Other resources

 

And when you are ready, here's how to find a test session:

Test session lookup

VE Test Sessions on Zoom!

Resourceful Volunteer Examiners are finding ways to administer FCC license tests remotely. The link below lists paid test sessions that are conducted over zoom sessions.

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