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Old 04-18-2017, 6:55 AM
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well been afew years i lost quite afew people since last on just lost good friend and his mom 3mos apart im gonna try going for ham lic soon very soon
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:14 AM
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https://hamstudy.org/tech2014

Do the "flash cards". Keep doing them until you have 75% to 85% "aptitude" and then go take the test. No more excuses. Shouldn't take you more than a week to actually memorize all of the answers.
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Old 04-18-2017, 8:29 PM
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ill try that thanks hopefully ill get it takes me abit too learn everything but ill try
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I still say the best way to learn is to take an amateur license course. Other methods are memorization. Taking a course through a ham club has so many benefits not found on individual learning. And one can always tell those that did the self learning, especially those without a radio or electronics background.
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I second HamStudy.org. Used it for both my tickets and plan on using it for Extra when I get around to it.

I also used Gordon West's books. Up to you how you want to do it. I am not ashamed to say I used the memorization method. But after getting my tickets, I sought Elmers and joined a Club. Those two decisions right there have taught me more about amateur radio then any online site, book or course could have ever taught me.

Getting your ticket is just the foot in the door, the real learning starts afterwards. Just my humble opinion, but to each their own.

Good luck in whatever way you decide to get into and learn the hobby!
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I still say the best way to learn is to take an amateur license course.
For sure this is true, but let's be realistic. It's been 4 years. If getting a ham license so that you can use a Baofeng on the local repeaters is a life goal, then just get the tech license. The other users of the repeaters will keep you honest, and will probably do everything in their means to get you to join the local club anyway.
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welp im gonna try getting mine this year just got my murs lic next is ham radio cause i wanna be able too help out its what i believe the Lord put me on this earth to do
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...just got my murs lic...
I'm not sure I'm parsing your post correctly, but if I am, there is no MURS license. MURS is a "license by rule" service like CB or FRS.
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i tryed pritce test failed again sorry im done i tryed but leave that too you smart people thanks for the help just not meant too be
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Try the flash cards at HamStudy.org

https://hamstudy.org/
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Also, free Ham test iPhone apps, when I had down time helped out a lot to for me.
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I used HamTestOnline - Ham Radio Exam Courses and Practice Tests . i did real exams until i had done enough to focus on weak spots. kept testing until i got 85% normally. then on real test most of questions were not what i studied. I used common sense approach and passed.
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