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“My 9-year-old son Matthew, W1MAT, passed his General this weekend. He fooled around with HamTestOnline a bit this summer, but started doing it daily for the past 2 weeks, and then passed the test with only 4 wrong. He loves DXing and wants to start studying for the Extra in a couple weeks.” — Eric, KV1J
“I just left my exam. I'm so excited to tell you my results that I'm emailing from the wireless laptop in my car in the parking lot. I passed element 4 with a perfect score (50/50)! I could not have done it without you. You are the best! I have never had such a positive learning experience as I did with HTO. Like you said, I didn't just pass, I ‘aced it’.” — Joe, KC2LQ/AE
“With just a little under a month or so, your study guide really isolated the areas I was weakest in, and drilled home the proper study technique and assistance. Last Saturday, I passed the Amateur Extra exam, after sitting on my hands with a ‘General’ since the fifties. A great help!” — Bill, K5AUS
“Great website. Passed Extra 47/50 today, 10/25/2008. I could not have done it without you.” — Dominic, KC9NJD/AE
“I passed the General and Extra exams on Jan 3, 2009. Thanks for the great study and practice tool. It made it easy to concentrate on my weak areas, and I went to the exam feeling confident.” — Gerald, KB0LDC
“In just less than 24 hours of online reading and studying the Element 2 on your site, I am ready to pass the test with confidence. Your program is a great tool for learning the needed information to pass the test. I will be studying Element 3 now using your site. Your site is well worth the cost.” — Cliff, KZ5JO
“Tycho (age 9) passed his Technician exam on the first try after studying on your web site.” — Tom (Tycho's Dad!)
“After using www.hamtestonline.com I gained the confidence and knowledge to prepare for the real thing, went to the local amateur radio club testing site, and was amazed that I was able to cruise thru the exam in a very short period of time, passing at my very first attempt at the tech class at an amazing ‘97%.’ I can only say thanks for such a wonderful service. I am now on my way to my dream of being a licensed amateur radio operator. I am just waiting for my call to be issued so I can begin experiencing what I have waited so long to enjoy.” — Dean
“My 72 year old brain functioned a lot better with the program you provided. I actually passed the Tech test.” — John
“Passed Element 4 3/29/08 without difficulty after a few weeks of study.” — Michael, W2DQM
“I want to thank you guys for your HamTestOnline course. It was very helpful. I passed my General and went on to pass the element 4 Extra also on March 14 2008. Your course was great.” — John, N2RCP
“Just a quick note to let you know that after only 32 hours of review I nailed my General and will now start working on my Extra. You have a wonderful program.” — Allan, KC8FCW/AG
“Just thought I'd let you know that I PASSED my Extra Class exam on the first attempt this morning, 5/7/5! HamTestOnline.com certainly contributed to my ability to be able to be successful on the exam! 73!” — David, K7GDK
“Your online study and tests, as they were very helpful to me in getting my Tech. Ticket on Sat. Oct 30, 2004. We had 38-41 in our class, and only two failures....I think at the most I missed one or maybe two, anyway, I was one of the passing group, & now awaiting my ticket arrival in mail. Will study the General over the winter and try to take in the spring...was a novice 40 years ago...best 73's ....” — Larry
“I passed my element 3 exam on the first try!
I can't even begin to say how helpful HamTestOnline was in studying for the test. I took the route of basically memorizing the questions, I did not buy any books to explain the theory, but I did study using a book for my Technician license back in 1992, so I was familiar with the basic electrical components and antenna designs mentioned in the the questions. HamTestOnline lets you select which test pool (Technician, General, Extra) you want to study and further it allows you to select subsections as well. I was having a heck of a time memorizing the privileges on each band and the band plans, so I just turned off those parts. I basically didn’t study them at all. On my test there was only question from this section and I just skipped it.
The element 3 (General written) test is multiple choice, 35 questions and you need to get 26 right in order to pass. I don’t know how many I missed, but there were 6 questions I wasn’t 99.99% sure about including the one I skipped, so I had a buffer of 3 more I could miss. If you decided to use HamTestOnline as a comparison, I got to a 76% rate on the New General questions and an overall ranking of 87. My total hours was 12:19. I’m not sure sure how they calculate that to be honest.
Finally, you can definitely do this there’s no reason to pay for SSB when you can easily get your HAM license! While it may be sacrilegious to say this, you don’t need to be an electronics guru or a ham radio wonk to use the Nets and mail programs like WinLink. What you do need to do is jump through the hoops (license) and then get someone to help you get setup (aka the place you’re going to buy your radio from!)”
— Patrick on Patrick's Sailing Blog
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