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General License Course

License Level 2
Explains all 429 questions in the General exam question pool.
  • Designed for the licensed Technician

  • Self-paced & self-administered

  • Bite-sized, topical organization

  • Packed with instructive illustrations

  • Free online support materials

  • Written by expert hams

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How the course works
  1. Read a section of the book.

  2. Review the highlighted exam items.

  3. Take our online section quiz.

  4. Optionally peruse our online Learning Supplements.

  5. Repeat for each section/lesson.

  6. Check your readiness with practice exams.

  7. Ace the license exam!

General License Course - book $22.95
  • Simple explanations of all General exam pool items.

  • Fully illustrated, 245 pages.

  • Topically organized.

  • Free online quizzes and learning supplements.

Online Support Materials

What's this?

Interactive quizzes displaying the full exam question and response options, covering all questions explained in a course section.

What's this?

Video, audio, articles, and links for each section topic that reinforce exam prep and go deeper for practical learning. Free & open.

What you'll learn
What You'll Learn, Section by Section:

1.0 Rules and Regs

1.1 Bands and Privileges 
1.2 Special Services 
1.3 DX and Details 

2.0 Operating Your Radio 

2.1 Good Amateur Practice 
2.2 Operating Techniques 
2.3 CW 

3.0 Digital Modes 

3.1 Digital Mode Basics 
3.2 Frequency Shift Keying Modes 
3.3 Packet & Other Digital Modes

4.0 Propagation 

4.1 Solar Activity 
4.2 Ionosphere & Magnetosphere 4

4.3 Operational Impacts

5.0 Processing Signals

5.1 Signal Characteristics 
5.2 Transmitting Signals
5.3 Receiving Signals

6.0 Antennas 

6.1 Theory & Principles 
6.2 Directional Antennas 
6.3 SWR & Impedance Matching

7.0 Hamtronics 

7.1 Power and Principles 
7.2 Components 
7.3 Series & Parallel Component 
7.4 Impedance & Reactance 
7.5 Power Sources 
7.6 Amps & Tubes 
7.7 ICs and Computers 
7.8 Measurement 
7.9 Avoiding Interference 

8.0 Safety 

8.1 Electrical & Antenna Precautions 
8.2 RF Exposure 

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