Originally Posted by amytom
Great site!!! Took practice tests and passed first try. (Barely) transmission
modes and "Jargon" are my weak points so far.
Won't take long though.
I third the support of hamtestonline. That site is excellent. But if you want to really learn -- and not just pass a test -- then start reading books
and take a course or two. Stuff by Gordon West is pretty good.
There are two goals in Ham: getting a license and learning
. My opinion is that they are often mutually exclusive goals. The way practice tests and online sites work, they get you to memorize responses and to recognize rules. You will pick up some theory, but not much.
When you start mucking around with HF -- the staff of cruising -- you really will need to know what you are doing.
If you are close to a Ham Radio
Outlet, then visit. Their people can really help! And don't hesitate to call them for help -- Gary at the Phoenix, AZ store and Bill at the Anahiem, CA store are very, very helpful. Bill is a damn wiz genuis with the Marine