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Technician (2014-2018)
Amateur Extra (2012-2016)


The Amateur Extra license exam changes effective July 1, 2016

A comparison between the Amateur Extra (2016 – 2020) and the Amateur Extra (2012 – 2016) question pool is available at the link below.

Amateur Extra question pool comparison

*** Free Study Aid  – ARRL General license manual (8th ed.) ***

Free online study aid for use with the ARRL General license exam study manual (8th Ed.).  The study aid provides Chapter/Section flashcards and Chapter/Section question review/tests.

free study aid – ARRL General license exam study manual (8th Ed.)

Free  Practice License Exams with Progress Tracking

Take practice exams,  accumulate all the questions you missed, and track your progress.

practice license exams with progress tracking

FCC Commercial Licenses

Free FCC commercial radio license exam self-study programs.  See links on right side bar.

Microsoft Windows License Exam Study Aids

These study aids do not work on Android or Apple devices.

Want the convenience of studying for the Technician (2014 – 2018),  General (2015 – 2019) or Amateur Extra (2012 – 2016) license exams using your Microsoft windows-based tablet, net book, laptop, or desktop computer without having to be connected to the Internet?  Study while you travel  or are waiting somewhere.   Purchase price ($2.00; Paypal).  All proceeds from the sale of the study aids go to maintaining this website. Click the link below for a free trial.

free trial technician (2014 – 2018) license exam study aid

free trial general (2015 – 2019) license exam study aid 

free trial amateur extra (2012 – 2016) license exam study aid


Organization licenses are available for Amateur Radio Clubs, schools, etc.  The cost of an initial organization license is $30 (Paypal).  An initial license permits the purchasing organization to distribute copies of all three study aids (Technician, General, Extra) to organization members.  Licensed organizations may not charge for the use of  study aids, distribute study aids to non-members, or sell study aids.  Licensed study aids will display the name of the purchasing organization.   When license exams officially change (per FCC rules), an organization may renew its license to distribute study aids for the new license exam (Technician or General or Extra) for $10 (Paypal).  Scroll down to the bottom of the order page at the link below to place orders for Organization Initial Licenses and Organization Renewal Licenses.

purchase an organization license