Information on taking the Amateur Radio Exam

In Scientific Ballooning we use amateur radio for a bit of what we do, so students will get their license early in the semester. This requires taking a multiple choice amateur radio exam and getting a passing grade. (Only the Technician exam will be required, passing the other tests gives you more "points"). The questions that will be asked on the exam come from a large pool of questions that you can study before hand (see below). We will give the exam on campus early in the semester at a time that works for everyone. The questions are not very technical and no Morse code is required (as it was in the past). Here are a few web sites for studying for the exam:


Question pools: http://www.arrl.org/question-pools
Online exam: http://www.eham.net/exams/
Another online exam: http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/
And another: http://aa9pw.com/
Others mentioned here: http://www.hamuniverse.com/hamlicenseexams.html

*Be careful because the question pools change every few years, and some of what you find on the internet for the tech exam involves a question pool that expired in summer 2014.

*Be aware that order of the answers to select from may be different on the actual test, so don't just remember that the answer to a certain question is the first choice (or whatever).


A list of what to bring is at http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session