The Sparky Examiner - The official newsletter of HamTestOnline


Online courses for the ham radio license exams.

A Call to Arms, Quarantine Renewal Special Discount, Cyber Holiday Sale, Team Updates, Oh My!


A Call to Arms

Act NOW to save ham radio!

The FCC has proposed a $50 fee on all new ham radio licenses, renewals, upgrades, vanity call signs requests, etc.  Voice your opinion before it’s too late!

The period for new comments closed on November 16th, but you can still reply to existing comments until November 30th.  Look for comments that align with your views and add your opinion as a reply.  Let's overwhelm the FCC with responses!


Quarantine Renewal Special Discount

Through the end of 2020!

It’s great to see ham radio exams happening again!  Many VE teams have resumed in-person exams, using masks and physical distancing, while others are offering remote exams using Zoom and similar tools.  To help our students whose studies were disrupted, we are offering a discount on all course renewals, dropping the price to just $4.95, an 83% discount off the list price!

This amazing low price is available to everyone, including students who haven’t studied in years.  Get it done before the FCC instates the $50 fee!



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The Perfect Holiday Gift for 2020

Now through December 25th!

Ham radio is the original social-distancing hobby, making it the perfect holiday gift for 2020.  Take advantage of our month-long Holiday Cyber Sale — $10 off each course:

  • Technician — $19.95 (33% off the $29.95 list price).
  • General — $24.95 (29% off the $34.95 list price).
  • Extra — $29.95 (25% off the $39.95 list price).

Know someone who’s been wanting to get their ham radio license or upgrade to the next level?  Give the gift of ham radio with our subscription certificates:

Subscription certificate front Subscription certificate back

Note: our software does not yet support ordering gift certificates online.  To purchase, send an email to indicating the number of subscription certificates you want for each course, along with your postal mailing address.  We will email you an invoice.  Once we receive payment, we will send you the subscription cards by postal mail.  Find more details and options on our website.



Team Updates

Brandon Cunningham, W1SI, new General Manager

Many of you already know that we lost Christina, KT1NA, in October 2019, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Those who interacted with Christina know that she was extraordinary — intelligent, funny, positive, and kind.  She had a knack for bringing her kindness and humor into every customer interaction, and she transformed HamTestOnline into what it is today.

We are pleased to announce that Brandon, W1SI, has returned to HamTestOnline as the new General Manager.  Brandon is committed to carrying on Christina's traditions, treating every customer like our best friend, and advancing our mission to provide the best study method, study materials, customer support, and guarantee in the industry!

Feel free to respond to this email with comments for the HamTestOnline team.  We love feedback!

Thanks for being a part of the HamTestOnline family!


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John, W1AI
Extra class accredited VE

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Brandon, W1SI
General Manager
Extra class accredited VE

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Technical Editor
Extra class accredited VE

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Marcus, AI7DN
Customer Support Representative
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