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Old 08-25-2013, 04:14 PM
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Well i have been overloading on info on all the forums here and figured it was time to say hello. I have been a driver for close to 30 yrs , yeah a cb'er but the bug has really bitten me and I'm studying for the tech test. What's the best approach, studying books or using some website to study? Thanks and Cheers.


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I like books first, then online.

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Welcome to the forum BTW.

Books tend to tell the truth. Websites tend to put their own spin on things. Forums offer all sorts of opinions. Guess which route I tend to go.

Seriously books are something you can use to learn at your own pace. If you get on a good forum with lots of knowledgeable people it can be a great asset. IMHO this is a good forum for that. Never underestimate the power of a good mentor however. Check around the neighborhood for a ham club or some members and ask questions. One word of caution, don't mention too strongly that you are a CBer. Sad but true but a lot of guys won't give a CBer the time of day much less mentor "a lost cause". Without trying to start a debate here it stems from the blatant illegal operation and disregard for the rules that is rampant on the CB band. The old adage of one bad apple spoils the lot holds true for this as well as all those hams that feel that way and make the rest of us look bad as well.
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Pick up the ARRL Tech and General license study guides. Read them both and test for both licenses at the same time. You wont regret it.
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Had great results with:

HamTestOnline - Ham Radio Exam Courses and Practice Tests

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Welcome to the board !!

I agree with everyone that has replied to you so far.

MFJ has a good study book that I used to help me study for the general test,and I also done the online practice tests,didnt take me to long and I was ready for the tests....

I would also highly reccomend taking the general class test when you do the tech...it is well worth the time to do so

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No-Nonsense Study Guides - KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog

works so well my 8 year old passed.
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I agree with the Books to begin with so you know what the questions and the symbols all mean then a site like hamtestonline.com or some of the free test site.

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