Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Today we are going to be talking about my top 5 choices for ham Radio study hard copy books!
We have talked about several websites and apps in the past month or so, but there are those out there that still like the hard copy books.
So here are my top 5 choices for hardcopy Study Books
5. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
Number 5 on my list is the ARRL Ham Radio License Study Guide. This book comes in at number five because, honestly, it’s rather boring. I am a firm believer in only reading the correct answers while studying. While you could you go through and hi-light the correct answers and only read those, it still contains the incorrect answers.
This book has 863 Amazon Customer Reviews with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating.
You can order this order a several versions of this book or the kindle version by clicking here.
- Paperback – $29.95
- Spiral bound – $29.66
- Kindle – $19.99
4. The Ham Radio Study Guide – Manual for Technician Class, General Class and Amateur Extra Class
This book comes in at number four on my list. This book had the lowest amazon reviews with 4 out of 5 stars and had a couple really bad reviews. One person left a three star review stating that it didn’t explain answer any further than just the answer itself.
A two star review stated that the General part of this book was out of date. There was a one star review stating that all this book did is reword the questions as statements.
I put this book on my list because for $21.14 you can get Study material for all three classes of license classes. My only question about this book is is all three of them using up to date questions now?
3. The HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course
This book comes in at number three for my top five books to study for your test. I like this book because it appears to go hand in hand with the online version by the same name.
You can get this book on Amazon by clicking here. The paperback version of this book is $22.95 and the kindle version is $19.99.
There are 84 reviews and has a 4.8 out of 5 stars. It has two one star, one three star and one four star reviews. The remainder of the 84, 80 of them, are all five star reviews.
2. Pass Your Amateur Radio Technician Class Test, The Easy Way
Pass Your Amateur Radio Technician Class License – The Easy Way is my number two pick for my top five books.
This book takes a different process of many other books of just questions and answers. The main part of this book is done is writing format. The author tells stories of his experiences and weaves the questions and answers into the story. The answers are hi-lighted in bold text so they are easy to spot.
The second part of this book is an overview style of questions that are more math, theory or memorization type questions.
This book boasts a a 4.8 star rating with 79 reviews for the current version of it. The previous version also boasts a 4.8 star rating with 110 reviews.
The paperback version of this book is listed on amazon for $15.15 while the kindle version is only $4.99! Click here to check it out on amazon.
1. The No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide
OK y’all, this brings me to my number one choice for my top five ham radio study books. This book is written by Dan Romanchik, KB6NU. Dan is a long time friend and fellow blogger and has the number 1 Ham Radio blog according to a google search of Ham radio blog. My site currently sits in the number four slot for the same search.
The no nonsense study guides are a great way to study for your exams and they are available for all three License classes as well as several different formats including an audio version through audible and on amazon.
You can get the paperback version of this book for $17.97 right now on amazon. If you would like a digital version of these books, check out his website at KB6NU.com, where you can get several versions of this books.
If you are studying for your Technician Class License and like a digital format, you can download the pdf version of his book from his website FOR FREE!!
The current version of this book has a five star rating but only three reviews. If you look back to his previous version of this book, he has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating with 84 reviews.
Click here to check it out on amazon.
Alright y’all, those are my top 5 Ham Radio Study Books for 2019. Here they are again in short order:
- The No Nonsense Study Guide
- Pass Your Technician Class Test – The Easy Way
- The HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course
- Ham Radio Study Guide – Manual for Technician Class, General Class and Amateur Extra Class License
- The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
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