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General Category => Licensing => Topic started by: Sunflower on September 17, 2012, 12:02:19 AM

Title: Book Recommendations for Learning about HAM Operating
Post by: Sunflower on September 17, 2012, 12:02:19 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-Dummies-Ward-Silver/dp/0764559877/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_z#reader_0764559877

Does anyone here feel that this would be a great book to have?

My budgeting/funding for this new endeavor is not yet developed. If I were to get one reference book, new or used, what are some of the most popular for a newbie?

BTW, I stumbled onto a site tonight with an easy recipe for an antenna. I am kind of looking forward to building one if it becomes necessary.

Thank you. 
Title: Re: Book Recommendations for Learning about HAM Operating
Post by: SDI on September 17, 2012, 02:00:49 PM
I just finished reading that book. I have had my tech license for a year but just haven't had the time get much practical experience. The test books are heavy on theory but really lacking in practical application, which is why I bought this book

I would recomend it. It was extremely easy to understand and gave a great overview of everything from the practical side.
It had also given me some motivation to study for my General and get on the HF bands. (Along with this site :))
Title: Re: Book Recommendations for Learning about HAM Operating
Post by: Gambrinus on September 18, 2012, 07:46:13 PM
The best place I?ve found to study for the exam is here:

http://www.nc4fb.org/wordpress/?page_id=1514

And it?s free!!!

There is more memorization than actually learning electronic theory but it?s what you need to pass the exams.  Once you start getting 85% on the practice exams, you?re ready for the real thing.
Title: Re: Book Recommendations for Learning about HAM Operating
Post by: raybiker73 on September 25, 2012, 12:23:48 AM
Your best bet is to buy the Gordon West license books from Amazon. There are editions for Tech, General and Extra, and they make taking the test(s) pretty easy.
Title: Re: Book Recommendations for Learning about HAM Operating
Post by: Sparks on May 26, 2018, 04:36:37 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-Dummies-Ward-Silver/dp/0764559877/

I checked the URL, the book is still there, with a note that says:

"There is a newer edition of this item":

https://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/1119454840/ (https://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-Dummies-Ward-Silver/dp/0764559877/)