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Is there another book I can use to study for my test? This ARRL Ham Radio License Manual book (Level 1 ) is HORRIBLE! I never had electronics anything in school nor electricity. I got through the explanations about frequency even though I am still confused. One paragraph referred to a term that wasn't explained until the next page. DUH. Then I got to the electronics section. OMG!!! It's horrible. One unfamiliar term after another after another with limited explanations. I have absolutely no idea what this guy is talking about. No wonder people get scared away. If I can't find another way to learn this (no classes within 400 miles), I am just going to give up. I haven't even gotten to the place where I learn how to use my radio yet.

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I studied for my technician class exam using Gordon West's book: http://www.amazon.com/Technician-2014-2018-manual-HamStudy-software/dp/0945053800 It basically just goes through each question in the question pool and explains how to understand the question. I studied for about a month, just memorizing each question and getting a basic understanding. You should also supplement your learning with QRZ practice tests. Try to meet other people in your area and ask them lots of questions.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I really want to understand this stuff but the explanations are so AAAARRRGGGG! horrible. $\endgroup$ Jul 2 '15 at 17:00
  • $\begingroup$ If I can add my $0.02, don't just use practice tests to study - that's not a study method, it's an ongoing "how am I doing?" benchmark. There are a few ham radio study websites out there that have actual study tools like flashcards, use one of those. My site is hamstudy.org but hamexam.org also has decent ones. $\endgroup$
    – taxilian
    Aug 16 '15 at 21:44

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