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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The W5YI Group; 7th edition (April 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945053622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945053620
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book makes studying for your FCC entry-level Technician Class license easy and fun. Gordon's memorable answer explanations include high-lighted key words. The Q&A are reorganized into 20 logical topic groups making it easy to understand the real world of ham radio to help you get on thei air once you earn your license. --Editor

About the Author

Gordon West has been a ham for more than 50 years, holding the top Extra Class license, call sign WB6NOA. Named "Instructor of the Year" by the ARRL, and 2006 Amateur of the Year by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.

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I read this book *after* having passed the test using Gordo's book.
Long Beach Native
This book more or less just has all of the questions that will be on the test and their answers.
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This book is a very helpful way to get you prepared for the HAM licensing exam.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Bob Leonard on December 10, 2010
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Gordon West's Technician Class is the book I used to prepare for my Technician Test. This is the process suggested to me, and it worked. I read the question and answers, read the correct answer and explanation , then highlighted the correct answer. Went through the entire question pool once, then went to a sample test site, such as [...]and started taking sample tests until I could consistently passed the exam. GOOD TESTING.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. Meadows on October 19, 2010
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After becoming interested in an amateur han radio license, I researched instruction information. Gordon West has written numerous technical books on this subject so I ordered his Technician Class 2010-2014 manual. It is easily understood and informative. It has all the questions and the answers for the test that has to be taken to become an licensed amateur ham radio operator. This is the second manual written by Gordon West I have bought and I have enjoyed both. It was promptly shipped with a reasonable shipping rate.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Facas on February 3, 2012
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I bought this book to study for the entry level Technician class Ham license. After doing some research online I found all the test questions for free. While studying them for a week I found that just knowing the answer wasn't helping me learn the material. After looking at dozens of books I settled on this one. This book gives you the why behind the answer making learning quicker and more fun.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Morrison on June 29, 2012
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I've long thought about becoming a Ham. Never got the "Round-Tuit". However, with motivation from the Ham Nation podcast and being "volunteered" for the disaster response team at work, it was time to get my license. Gordon West's book came highly recommended.

I found Gordo's text to be superbly organized, clear, complete, and accurate. He not only taught the test, he taught the radio theory behind the questions. His tips on using the book were spot on and of real use in studying. Most of all, the book was very well written and engaging.

After reading the book and taking the book's tests 2 or 3 times, I sat for the real test. Because of the excellent preparation, I found the test very easy - and passed with only one incorrect answer. And that miss was 100% my fault.

Now I'm eagerly awaiting my Call Sign, so I can start my real education on the 2-Meter band, one that Gordo has prepared me well for. When I start studying for the General license, it will be with a Gordo book.

73s!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By OLD NICK on February 26, 2012
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I am very pleased with my Gordon West book very informative & entertaining as well. Has kept me focused and God willing will take my test on May 26.I am one month shy of 66 birthday BUT ITS NEVER TO LATE TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Best Regards

Old Nick
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Long Beach Native on August 31, 2013
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If you're unsure if you should buy the Gordon West or AARL ham radio license books, here is my take:
* Gordon West's book: Gordo's book was the ONLY thing I needed to pass the test. He gives you just the information you need to answer each question on the test, but the book is rather small and provides very little in-depth explanation. Gordo's book also provides an audio CD that is fun to listen to in the car. You can actually hear communications of all sorts, on many bands, and Gordo explains exactly what it's all about. You certainly don't need this to pass the test, but it's fun and interesting to listen to.
* ARRL License Manual: The ARRL book is much larger than Gordo's book and provides significantly more information. It will of course teach you everything you need to know to easily pass the test, but also give you a lot more in-depth (and very interesting) information. I read this book *after* having passed the test using Gordo's book. The AARL book also includes a computer CD which includes practice tests.
* SUMMARY: BOTH books are excellent. Which one you buy is really a matter of how much you want to learn about ham radio. Buy Gordo's book if you just want to pass he test, or buy the ARRL book if you really want to understand a lot about the hobby and pass the test *easily.*
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diana De Avila TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 18, 2011
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We need more Ham Radio operators now more than ever before. With that in mind, it's important to have many types of learning tools available for all types of learning styles. Gordon West "Gordo" really knows how to take the topics required to get the first "ticket" to become a Ham Radio operator - that of a Technician - and keep it within reach.

Gordo's style is light, fun and makes learning the various topics easy and accessible for all different age groups. This particular edition also includes an audio CD where Gordon shares different sounds of live radio transmissions using Aurora propagation, short skip, etc. The CD offers another manner in which content can be assimilated and would be especially helpful for kids learning the question pool and concepts required for the Technican Class FCC Element 2 License.

I have also used the Ham Radio License Manual with CD (Arrl Ham Radio License Manual) and while the ARRL manual is bigger and a bit more academic and perhaps intimidating, Gordo presents his material in a friendly and non-intimidating way. As a matter of fact, one of our local clubs uses Gordo as the main text. The book provides something for everyone. It's a great start for getting your ticket into the great world of Ham Radio.

5 Stars to Gordo!
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