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Ham Radio Guides

Guides and resources curated to help you in your amateur radio journey.

Everything you need to get your ham radio license.

Your favorite professor Jim N4BFR is BACK with a completely revamped course – and you’re going to love the new format.
Are you looking for a ham radio study guide to help you pass your license exam for Technician, General or Amateur Extra? Look no further!
In this ham radio study guide, we discuss the benefits and why an online course is the best way to study for your ham radio license exam.
Here are the different types of ham radio licenses and the privileges you receive when you get licensed as a technician, general or amateur extra licensee.
How can you finally get your ham radio license? It’s easier than you think. Follow these 3 steps to finally get your license and get started in ham radio.
The FCC released a public note confirming that ham radio license test session may be held remote / online.
Wondering if you should get a ham radio license? Here are the top reasons why every American should get an amateur radio license.
These are some of the hardest questions on the FCC Ham Radio Technician License Exam that most people get wrong.
Ham radio licenses are good for ten years, but it’s easy to forget to renew your license. Fortunately, renewing a license is easy to do.
Here is how you can schedule your amateur radio license exam – online or on-site. Let’s get you your amateur radio license!

Everything you have to know about ham radio.

The story of ham radio is about the people who make it happen. Here are some of the most famous ham radio operators and what they do.
Ham radio clubs are important and here’s why you should join one. Jim, N4BFR, talked to many clubs at the hamfest to learn more.
Discover the semi-secret world of military numbers stations and learn how to decode secret HF radio codes and messages.
If you’re new to ham radio, you might feel overwhelmed by the unique jargon used by amateur radio operators. But fear not!
Explore the differences between ham radio and GMRS, including licensing, range, equipment, and community. Learn which suits your needs best.
Less than 1 percent of the population can actually read Morse Code. That is because Morse code is used by only a percentage of amateur radio operators today.
On a local repeater, you’ll often hear someone use terms like QTH or QSY. These hams aren’t using some secret code; secret codes aren’t allowed on the ham bands. They’re using Q-signals.
One of the other cool things you can do with a Technician Class license is work the “birds,” otherwise known as amateur radio satellites.
At the end of a contact with a friend, most hams will call out a hearty “73.” So, what does ’73 mean’ and why do ham operators say it?
One of the things about amateur radio that non-hams find amusing is how we use our call signs to identify one another rather than our names. It makes sense, though, doesn’t it?

Learn how to use your ham radio and ways to use it.

Not sure what ham radio logging is? In this guide, we break down how to log your ham radio contacts the right way and what exactly to record.
Here’s how to build a homemade dipole antenna using speaker wire. Follow this step-by-step guide to build your own 20M and 40M dipoles!
Learn how to use ham radio for offroading and how to pick the best mobile radios for your car or truck, and set up your radio equipment.
Amateur Packet Reporting System (APRS) is a digital communication system utilized by amateur radio operators to exchange messages and track locations utilizing GPS.
Winlink allows hams to send email over radio frequencies.
Few years ago, I received a SmartiPi-Touch case as a gift. It’s a case on a stand that houses a Raspberry Pi along with a 7 inch touchscreen.
Learn about flying FPV drones and why you might need a ham radio license to fly one.
Ham radio is there when emergency communication systems fail.
One of the reasons ham radio exists is for emergency communication.

Pick up the right ham radio equipments for yourself.

Get great performance on your HF operations with our top 5 recommended HF Ham Radio Antennas for beginners. Upgrade your HF station for less.
Go where the budget is no object! Here are the top crazy HF radios if you become a serious DX contester or only buy the best of the best!
Upgrading your microphone is a great way to improve your HF operation. Here’s a list of the best ham radio microphones for your HF Station!
Once you have your ham radio license it’s decision time, and one of the most difficult ones is choosing an HF radio!
We handpicked the best handheld ham radios. These are recommended and used by hundreds of ham radio operators across the nation.
Despite the controversy, it may be a perfect starter radio

Get the latest ham radio news and updates.

Today amateur radio is more popular than ever. Ham Radio Prep continues the heritage of amateur radio by getting more people licensed.
Two U.S. Senators, Roger Wicker from Mississippi and Richard Blumenthol from Connecticut, have introduced the Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act of 2024.
Ham Radio Prep team is going to Orlando HamCation in February, 2024, with dedicated booths for Ham Radio Prep and the World Radio League.
Ham Radio Prep visited the recent Stone Mountain Hamfest 2023, making exciting new announcements for hams and more!
The ham radio spectrum is under attack – and we need YOUR help!
We’re on the brink of a seismic shift in ham radio, and you’re at the heart of it. Introducing the World Radio League – not just a platform, but a movement.
In this conversation, a teacher discusses their experience with a ham radio education program with CEO James from Ham Radio Prep.
Ham radio operators across the United States are gearing up for Field Day 2023, which will take place on June 24 and 25.
Ham Radio Prep Releases “All New” General Class License Course for 2023-2027 Question Pool. Course is now available!
NASA announced the astronauts for the Artemis II mission to the moon in 2024. Three hams from the crew will fly on that mission.

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