The Initial License is the Technician License, then later the General License, which gives broader range frequencies and longer distances.

Special Note – The Purpose of this license test is to pass it, not necessarily learn anything. After all it is a government test. So have fun number of times over drilling.

To Practice and review the test go to Ham Radio License Study. Go through “Read Questions” section first and get familiar with the correct answers. There are 394 questions and answers to read through and look up words. I primarily used Google “What does ____ mean”.

Then take the “Practice Test” to see how you do. If you don’t pass it’s faster to then go through the flash cards until your confidence is up and take the test again. The flash cards randomly show questions to answer and you can poke “Show correct answer” if you answer wrong. The real test is 35 questions long and you can’t get more than 6 answers wrong.

WARNING – unless you are familiar with electronics, radio waves and other stuff in this area be prepared to dedicate the better part of 2 days going through this test preparation, it’s not a 2 hour cycle!

Also this Ham Radio WiKi & Glossary was helpful but it’s a bit slow and doesn’t contain everything.

Testing for licenses are done every 2nd Monday of the Month at the address below.
UPDATE – The license exam is free and this is where you go to take it.

Current free licensing info: http://www.carshamradio.org/bins/site/templates/splash.asp

Sponsor: Clearwater ARS (Amateur Radio Service – link above)
Date: Every 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 7pm (Just show up and register) – it’s the 2nd building over from the parking lot.
Location: Clearwater Fire Training Facility
1716 N. Belcher Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33765

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