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FCC license preparation books for
amateur and commercial radio operator licenses

Technician Class is the FCC license preparation manual you need to earn your entry-level amateur radio license. It provides you with everything you need to know to become a licensed ham the quick and easy way – without knowing Morse code! This is the study guide for the Element 2 Technician Class written examination that leads to your first ham radio license. The book includes all possible Element 2 questions and multiple-choice answers exactly as they will appear on your 35-question exam, along with author Gordon West’s educational explanations of the correct answers that will help you learn the material to pass your written exam. Includes frequency charts and explanation of frequency privileges, a list of examiners, and more.
Revised and updated for the new FCC exam effective July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014.
By ham radio educator Gordon West, WB6NOA. 224 pages.
Available from The W5YI Group


General Class is the FCC license preparation manual you need to upgrade to the high-frequency General Class amateur radio license from your Novice, Technician No-code, or Technician-Plus license. The book includes all possible Element 3 questions and multiple-choice answers exactly as they will appear on your 35-question exam, along with author Gordon West’s educational explanations of the correct answers that will help you learn the material to pass your written exam. The FCC has eliminated the requirement to pass a Morse code test for any class of FCC license, so you can get on the world-wide HF bands by simply passing your General Class written exam.General Class includes frequency charts and explanations of frequency privileges, a list of VEC examiners, and more.
Revised and updated for the new FCC exam effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015.
By ham radio educator Gordon West, WB6NOA. 232 pages.
Available from The W5YI Group.

Extra Class is the FCC license preparation manual you need to study for the top amateur radio license– the Amateur Extra Class. Like the other books in the Gordon West series, Extra Class contains the exact Element 4 question pool along with author Gordon West’s educational explanations of the correct answers that will help you learn the material to pass your written exam. 50 questions will be on your Element 4 written exam. And good news – no further Morse code is required to upgrade to the top license! The book includes frequency charts and explanations of frequency privileges, a list of examiners, and more.
Revised and updated for the new FCC exam effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016.
By ham radio educator Gordon West, WB6NOA. 304 pages.
Available from The W5YI Group.


GROL+RADAR is the text that contains the new FCC commercial radio question pools effective 12/26/2009 for Elements 1, 3 and 8 - the material you will need to know to obtain your Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP), or your General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL), along with the material you need to know to pass the Element 8 examination for a RADAR endorsement on a GROL, GMDSS/M, T-1 or T-2 Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificate. GROL+RADAR spells out when you do or do not need a commercial radio license; which permit, certificate or endorsement is required; and the examination(s) that must be passed to gain a particular license. It includes a CD-ROM with all the current FCC Commercial Radio rules pertaining to all of these licenses; a list of examiners; and a brief history of commercial radio license regulation.
By Gordon West with Pete Trotter and Eric Nichols. 320 pages.
Available from The W5YI Group.


The Worldwide Listening Guide

The Worldwide Listening Guide NEW 2014 6TH EDITION AVAILABLE NOW ! This is not your grandfathers radio guide. The Worldwide Listening Guide by John A. Figliozzi.

Completely NEW 6th Edition for 2014. A 160 page comprehensive guide to international shortwave listening, AM-FM, Digital, Analog, Internet, Live, and WiFi radio. Find what can be heard how, when and where. The most comprehensive guide yet for the radio listener in the digital age...

The WWLG focuses on listening to, from and in North America. Analog shortwave beamed to North America from all over the world. Digital Radio and Internet Streaming via WiFi, satellite radio, AM/FM broadcasts. If it's on radio, analog, digital or otherwise, you can find it using this guide. Dates, Schedules, Station ID, Program Name, Frequency/Platform type are all listed in the most up-to-date radio listening guide available. - All new for 2014
Available from The W5YI Group.


All of our FCC study manuals are available with interactive practice exam software.

Our Ham Radio Books are also available on audio CD's.


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