Just a few short years ago, lots of people thought that the hobby of ham radio would be almost completely dead by now, but the opposite has happened — ham radio is officially more popular than ever, and nearly a million people in the US have an amateur radio license. Many people thought that the internet would kill amateur radio, but it actually helped it grow, by increasing the number of things you can do with a ham radio license, and by making the information on how to do it accessible to all. There are probably millions of people out there who had never heard of ham radio until they learned about it on the World Wide Web. In order to pursue the hobby of ham radio, a person needs a license from the federal government. There used to be six different kinds of licenses, but a while back the licensing process was streamlined, and now there are only three — Technician, General, and Extra. Technician is the entry level license.
Practice Amateur Radio Exams by QRZ Ham Radio
With the elimination of the Morse Code requirement, there is no reason not to upgrade your license to the highest level to obtain all privileges! Amateur Radio License exams are composed of questions from a pool. Use this application prior to taking your exam to review and practice all possible questions. Then, test your knowledge with practice exams! After completing your first practice exam, the question pool screen will display your proficiency in each question group for all practice exams you have completed. You may choose to receive immediate feedback on right and wrong answers when taking a practice test. On practice tests, questions in a group will not be repeated until all of them have been used.
HamExam.org Amateur Radio Practice Exams
The Amateur Extra license exam is a 50 question test drawn from a pool of questions. The question pool is divided into 10 subelements [E0—E9]. Each subelement is subdivided into topics groups. There are 50 topics represented in the question pool.
Today we start a new series dedicated to amateur radio for cheapskates. I suspect that there are a lot of would-be hams out there who are turned off from the hobby by its perceived expense, and perhaps a few like me who are on the mic-shy side. This series is aimed at dispelling the myth that one needs buckets of money to be a ham, and that jawboning is the only thing one does on the air. A shout-out to Robert for suggesting this series, and for graciously allowing me to run with his idea.