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Old 05-30-2017, 7:25 PM
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I use to be really into CB radios when I was living in Arizona. I recently moved to California and while packing/unpacking I can't believe how many cb/ham radios I've collected over the years. I have some really nice stuff. I want to be legal and operate my equiptment I have.

I would like to get back into it so where do I go study to be legal ?
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:59 AM
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I can make several suggestions:

You could find a club in your vicinity that offers license classes. That way when you get licensed you'll know some hams in your area.

Use QRZ.com and other sites that offer practice tests.

When I went for Extra I bought a Kindle interactive study guide. Very good resource. I'm sure they have them for Technician and General as well. Read the book and did multiple practice tests. Passed the first time.

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Default Good material for Ham license

No-Nonsense Study Guides - KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog

The link is to the website of a member of our local club. The pdf version for Technician is free and a good place to start.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:07 PM
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This is the question pool for the tech exam ...
http://ncvec.org/downloads/2014-2018%20Tech%20Pool.pdf
Study this until you know the correct answers without having to look at the choices.
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Old 05-31-2017, 2:36 PM
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I can't speak highly enough about hamstudy.org. Heard about them on a podcast and found that the site offers an novel way of helping you study - by throwing questions you get wrong back at you, and in different order. It really worked for me. I just passed my General using it and am now getting ready to take the Amateur Extra test.

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Old 05-31-2017, 3:48 PM
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I used an Android app , Ham test, or something like that
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Thanks for your replies. I will look at them for study. However, I did click on some links here to find a testing site in my area, I even chose within 50 miles and nothing popped up. I"m in Butte County CA.
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Whats your opinion of the HR 2510 and Ranger RCI 6300F ? these are my two favorite radios. I have alot of mobiles and don't have a true bench top. In Arizona I used my General Lee as my bench top with a 100 watt modulator.
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This might help you find some testing sites close by
Golden Empire Amateur Radio Society
Drop me a pm I can send you some study sites
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