The Sparky Examiner - The official newsletter of HamTestOnline


Online courses for the ham radio license exams.

Going out of business, last chance to use our website!



Going out of Business

It's been a great 20 years!

Celebrating 20 Years!This is John, W1AI, the creator, owner, software developer, and coursemaster of HamTestOnline.

I launched the HamTestOnline website in August 2002, and I’ve spent the last 20 years helping tens of thousands of students pass the ham radio exams.  While it's been a tremendous amount of work, it’s also been the most fun and personally rewarding portion of my career.  However, I’m turning 68 this year, and I’m ready to retire.

Therefore (unless I find a serious buyer), we will be shutting down the website effective June 30, 2023.

I truly appreciate all the support and encouragement we've received from our loyal customers through the years!


Last chance to use HamTestOnline

The door is closing, but a window is still open, for now!

If you are one of our eternal procrastinators, this is your last chance.  As this newsletter goes out, we are selling 3-month website subscriptions.  However, as the website shutdown date approaches, we will be selling shorter and shorter subscription terms, so that no subscription extends past June 30.

Three months is plenty of time for most students to get to Extra.  In fact, our most successful students use concentrated study, cramming all of their studies into a few weeks.  We've had hundreds of students go from zero to Extra in a single exam session after studying for 6 weeks or less.  If you are willing to put in the effort, you still have time to get your Extra class license before this resource disappears forever!

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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Greg, KK7CYN
Customer Support Representative

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