Free Online Ham Radio Course

Do you know someone who is getting ready to take their Technician class license exam?  Have them check out KE4GKP’s free online video study guide:

The Ham Whisperer’s Technician Class License Course

35 free video lessons (6 hours total)

Andy goes over each question and answer from the Element 2 Technician Class question pool. It’s like having a tutor to walk you through the whole thing.  I think it’s one of the very best resources available on the Internet.  It’s clear that he spent many hours creating the videos. Together with KB6NU’s The No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide (PDF, 411 KB), Andy’s video series is the best free ham radio course available online.

What do you think?  What resources do you recommend for someone studying for their Technician ticket?

Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of Contact him at [email protected].

26 Responses to “Free Online Ham Radio Course”

  • Chad KJ4VYI:

    any chance this will happen for General lic !!!

  • Jon KJ4YJG:

    Yes.. pretty please on the General and Extra.. Great website!!!

  • kd5zfo Dean Crose:

    Sir i need help on general exam please

  • Jane Arney:

    Seeking online ham radio course for Technician class.

  • buzz backdoor:

    thank u

  • Brad Collins:

    Do you have an updated course to accommodate the new technician exam?

  • Jaco:

    Hi, Interested in starting, don’t have a call sign as yet, where can i start and what course do i need to do first of all?

  • Skip KD7CBF:

    Would love to see a teaching/study program for the extra exam that does not just have questions and answers… would like the theory behind it so I can reason issues, not just pass the test.

  • Bob:

    Tell me more I have a test coming up 15 th of Jan 2015

  • manuel (va3-agc ):

    I leave in Brampton ON Canada and I want to upgrade my licence. Anybody can help with some information?

  • KR7PAT:

    Almost anyone can pass the tech test but that doesn’t mean they understand HAM radio. I listen to HF at night, but I don’t know enough to be able to understand my radio and the manual is way over my head. And I am in an area where there are very, very few Elmers to help me. I find many new HAMS with the same problem I have and so they drop out of clubs. I have a Baofeng 2meter, an FT-60, a Yaesu 7900R and a Yaesu 450. I am not computer literate enough to be a VE or to join an ARES group.

  • Wade duffy:

    Does this training apply to exams in 2017?

  • Dale k6n342:

    I just used Ham Radio Prep online course, studied and passed in one week

  • rdz 1222:

    18 aug 2018 is the same test

  • vern campbell:

    is this a beginners class ? I know nothing and am not sure what a beginners class is called

  • Flav:

    I need help progaming my radio and getting a license

  • Steve Rees KC7CHN:

    Thanks for making this online course available. The material was very helpful in my preparation for the technician exam!

  • Jimbo KYY...:

    Unfortunately, android ‘plug in is not supported’

  • Dave Bach:

    I am a member of the Florida Militia, and we use ham radios to communicate.
    I need to get my Tech. license.
    Can I use just your video lessons to pass the test, or do you recommend I purchase a study guide as well? Are watching your videos going to be enough for me to get a passing score?
    Thank you, Dave Bach

  • dr Bill Clarke:

    I need to take my technician level class for my ham operator license.
    Do you have anybody in Yucaipa California that gives test or classes
    Dr. Clarke
    909 5562168

  • Austin, AR Assembly:

    I was told I don’t need a licence if i’m not operating commercially, all communication is protected by the First Amendment.

  • J. Webb:

    Looks like this was published in 2011. Is the material current relative to the latest topics/requirements the FCC is testing on?

  • Eric Schoenherr:

    I don’t have a call sign yet. I am studying for the tech. class license is this material still relevant? As it was published in 2011.

  • Arlene Pena:

    Is this course still available?

  • Gregory Young WA6RUI/DU3:

    I live in the Philippine Islands, is it possible for me to get an
    on line extra exam?
    I am presently an advance class operator.


  • Fran, KF7MCQ:

    I am looking for a free online tech license program for a family at church. They have a passel of kids and would like to get the whole family licensed.
    I saw that the course offered here uses a rather old question pool. Can anyone recommend a free program that is more current?
    Fran, KF7MCQ

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