The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License - Michael Burnette, AF7KB

The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License

By Michael Burnette, AF7KB

  • Release Date: 2018-02-16
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings


Memorizing answers is hard -- and boring. Learning is easy!

If you've made the decision to open up your ham radio world by going for the General Class License, great! General is certainly more challenging than Technician, but The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the General Class exam so you'll understand and remember the subject matter.

Created by an experienced ham and adult educator, it's like having your own, patient, experienced, good-humored mentor for the exam.

To get your General Class license you must pass a multiple-choice test. The General license test consists of 35 questions drawn from a pool of 462. Memorizing the answers to 462 disconnected questions is difficult, but The Fast Track makes getting your upgrade easier by explaining the logic behind each correct answer. It's simple: When you understand the material, and you have a context for the material, you remember the answers and pass the test.

Best of all, once you've passed your exam you'll have a solid grounding in ham radio basics.

- Includes every possible question and every answer
- Correct answers clearly marked in bold
- Precise instructions for how to locate a testing session, how to prepare, and even what to bring -- and what not to bring -- to the test.
- All technical topics explained in clear, plain language, often with illustrations
- Step by step instructions to solve all the math problems
- Test taking strategies
- Hints to easily solve many questions and avoid the traps in the test
- Written in "learning order", not just the order of the official question bank.
- Covers questions that will be used until June 30, 2019. - Over 300 pages packed with information

Rave reviews for The Fast Track To Your Technician Class Ham Radio License:

"This is a great book. So many of the study guides are just question dumps and it's a horrible way to learn, at least for me. I need an explanation and something to keep my interest and Mr. Burnette's book fit the bill perfectly. I echo all the sentiments of the other reviewers, the author is a top notch communicator."

"Michael Burnette's ham radio exam prep book is the most useful and comprehensive book that I have found on this subject and makes getting ready for this exam not only easy, but fun. I have learned so much since studying this guide and feel ready to take this exam at a moment's notice. The guide has a wealth of information, not only on the questions and answers, but on the exam itself that is sure to put any test taker's mind at ease."

"The Audible copy was GREAT because Michael Burnette is an exciting and entertaining and memorable guide!"

"Thank you! Thank you a thousand times over. I bought your book in order to study for my tech license(Kindle version) and the audiobook and I loved them! I originally bought ** *****'s CD's and they confused me. I bought yours and it made learning simple and enjoyable. I did this to surprise my husband of 30 years who has had a license sincethe early parts of our marriage. He has asked me off and on to consider getting a license and I kept saying no. Well with the help of your book and audiobook, I was able to blow his doors off and pass my technician exam first try. Now if you only had volumes for general and expert, the world would be perfect. Seriously thanks again!"


  • Aced the Exams!

    By wdinafnn
    I note to the authors from a couple of new hams... Michael (AF7KB), I wanted to drop you a note of hearty thanks. See, about three or four weeks ago now, it suddenly occurred to me that I wanted a ham license. It started as a simple notion. I wanted to be able to use a “real” radio (something unlike the FRS radios we own) that might be beneficial to my wife and myself as we explore destinations in our RV. As we get slowly closer to retirement, the desire to see the country riding about in our small Winnebago with our two Dobermans becomes ever more desirable and fascinating. I wanted reliable communications for wherever our travels might take us. As you well know, cell phones don’t work everywhere and even if they did it takes a lot longer to use one than simply depressing a PTT button. If my wife ever needed me, in the middle of a trail someplace or wherever, I want to be able to know so I could get to her. Too, it occurred to me that having a radio or radios to travel the country with might simply be fun. I found your Fast Track to Technician book on the Apple bookstore. I began reading. I took your advice and scheduled myself for an exam near the end of the month. The audiobook quickly followed. You became my daily companion. I listened to you when I walked my dogs everyday and when I was driving. I read and highlighted your book every night. I encouraged my wife to take the challenge too – she did. The further I got in, I decided I wanted access to the HF bands too. I wanted to be able to talk around the world someday! Maybe a couple of weeks into this new passion I bought your book and audiobook for the General class. More study. You were with me, in one form or another, day and night. You encouraged me. Even though my head hurt at times you told me I could do it. I believed you. I kept going. There had always been a love for radio in me, you helped nurture it. Today, my wife and I took the exams in Lake in the Hills, IL. I was going for the Technician and General exams and my wife went for the Technician. I’m very pleased to say that we both passed our exams today! There’s two new hams in the world. The VEs even told me that I aced both of them! Zero wrong answers on both my exams. The world of ham radio is open to us now and the thanks goes to you! I found your books exceptional. I learned A LOT and now I have a license for learning so much more. My wife and I are both in our 50’s and I’m thinking this new hobby can easily keep me busy, God willing, for the next 25-30 years or so. Thanks again and maybe I’ll find you on the air someday. 73, Bob and Donna