This page contains resources for those members of the Unsafe Space community taking the Ham Radio Technician class. This class is not broadcast to the public online. It is a private Zoom class that follows the Ham Radio Technician Class License Course and Test Prep series by Ham Radio 2.0 on YouTube. Please take a moment to like, subscribe, or otherwise support the Ham Radio 2.0 channel.
Note: the Ham tests change every few years. To study, you should be using materials for the 2018-2022 time period.Make sure any books, videos, or other material you use was written or updated for the 2018-2022 question list.
Last update: 25 September 2021
Larry Crabtree, one of our resident Elmers, has kindly been creating a guide to help you study and to map the book to the videos. Check out the most recent version of this guide here.
This class utilizes the Gordon West book, 2018-2022 Technician Class. You can support Ham Radio 2.0 by purchasing the book using their affiliate link here. Ham Radio 2.0 is in no way affiliated with Unsafe Space.
Take the Exam
It does you no good to take this class and then not bother to actually get your license. There are several websites that can help you find a local exam in your area, or even one online. We recommend you do this early, as sometimes exams are booked in advance and you probably want to take one as soon as the class ends while your knowledge is still fresh.
Also note that you are required to register in the FCC CORES database and receive an FCC Registration Number (FRN) prior to taking the exam. The FCC CORES registration page can be found here, as well as by following the ARRL link above.
Study Guides and Practice Tests
- Gordon West’s Technician Class Home-Study Q&A
- The No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide
- Practice tests and flash cards from HamExam.org
- Practice tests from AA9PW
Other Online Videos
We’re following the Ham Radio Technician Class License Course and Test Prep series by Ham Radio 2.0, but W4EEY has a similar YouTube series that you might want to check out as well.
Official ARRL Manuals
- QSL Code Reference Sheet: Q Codes, Phonetic Alphabet, Morse, and Miscellaneous Codes
Locate a Repeater
Voice Over IP
- ARRL frequency allocation chart (various formats)
- American Redoubt Radio Operators Network
- Talking points from the Off Grid Communications class at the 2021 Unsafe Space retreat.
Larry Crabtree. Contact him at: W5JVJ@outlook.com
For those of you in the class who missed a session–or if just want to review a previous session–please find the archived videos here. Note that you will need to use the password that was emailed to you in order to access them.