(Real) Reviews

- What an excellent study guide! I just took my test and passed missing only one question. 34 out of 35.. and I'm convinced it was the toughest version of the test, lol.

I sincerely believe that it was from using your book.. my hats off to you sir and thank you. This book combined with your suggested app for practice test is like a secret weapon.. it's the only study guide I used even though I also ordered the arrl book I didn't even need to open it.

I can't recommend this book enough.. it really truly will TEACH you what you need to know.. well thought out and presented for someone just getting into the hobby.

Thank you again, and to anyone on the fence about what material to study look no further and order this book.


- I HIGHLY recommend this book for those new to amateur radio, such as myself. Michael Burnette has made study efforts for the Technician class exam readily learnable for even those without a much, if any, tech savvy. He uses down-to-earth, practical language and examples to illustrate the required materials. Michael also adds a welcomed and subject-pertinent sense of humor within the pages of his guide. He reorganizes the flow of the FCC Tech exam questions into a much more approachable study format that helps readers quickly gain a deeper understanding of sometimes challenging topics without over-complicating or confusing . The end result is a study guide that aims to help it's readers in simpliest terms to achieve maximum test results. I thank you, good sir, for sharing your vast knowledge and adoration of amateur radio. You made a believer out of me. Thanks, 73, and bless you.

- Got my technician license in 15 days with this book, technically 13. Highly recommended. Used flashcards and an online site too, but this book laid the foundation. Will look for a fast track general book by the same author if I go to upgrade.

- I was stumbling around, trying to find a good way to learn the material for a Tech License. This book was the way. I can't say enough about this book. It taught me in the exact manner that I learn best. Read the book then take a few practice tests. You can't go wrong. This book asks you the questions than teaches you the answers. Not just the answer, but why that answer. It also teaches you the basics. I highly recommend this book.

- I purchased this book along with the audio book. I drive a truck for a living and i enjoy listening to the audio book while driving. It makes the miles go by while I learn a lot of interesting facts about amateur radio. The author is very well spoken and informative.

- I purchased the Kindle edition of this book less than two weeks ago (July 23rd).
I read the book in a week and spent the subsequent week taking practice exams (@ HamExam.org).
I listened to Michael's advice ("sign-up for the test!") and took the test this morning (August 5th).
I passed :-)
The book addresses the information in a straightforward and direct manner - I really enjoyed Michael's humor and presentation style!
Thanks Michael AF7KB!

- If you want your license read this book otherwise buy something else and not pass because this book will help you pass.

- Great resource to prepare for the Technician Ham exam. Good explanations for the questions and the rational behind the answers. Made the material clear. Often answered the whys behind the question that made it easier to understand and remember. FYI - Passed my exam last week after going through the book in 3 1/2 weeks. I do recommend the book.

- I have both the hard copy book and the Audible edition. Both are fantastic. I teach amateur radio classes and always looking for fresh ways to present the material. I got some good ideas from AF7KB

- This is by far the most fun and informative way to prepare for your Technician Class Amateur Radio License! Just finished the book and I am confident that I will be able to pass my exam that is in two days!


Thinking of joining the hobby of amateur radio or upgrading your current license to General or Extra Class?

Thousands of new and veteran hams have trusted the Fast Track Ham Radio License series to help them pass the exams to get their licenses and upgrades.

Here's Fast Track thinking: Memorizing hundreds of random answers is hard -- and boring.  Learning is fun.  And learning about ham radio ought to be as much fun as the hobby!

The truth is, memorizing all the answers to all the exams will make you the owner of a ham license, but it won't teach you much.

The Fast Track to Your Ham Radio License program explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the Amateur Radio exams so you'll understand and remember the subject matter -- and be ready to participate more fully in the hobby.

The Fast Track license books are all available as e-books, paperbacks, and audiobooks.

Created by an experienced ham, commercial broadcaster and adult educator, it's like having your own, patient, experienced, good-humored mentor for the exam. 
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The Fast Track Ham Radio License Programs
Michael Burnette
  
Michael Burnette, AF7KB, started playing with radios at age 8.
As a commercial broadcaster for 25 years, he did a bit of everything from being a DJ to serving as a vice president and general manager with Westinghouse Broadcasting (now CBS/Infinity.)

In 1992, Burnette left the radio business behind, and took to traveling the world designing and delivering experiential learning seminars on leadership, management, communications, and building relationships.

He has trained people across the US and in Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Finland, Greece, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Russia. In addition to his public and corporate trainings, he has been a National Ski Patroller, a Certified Professional Ski Instructor, a Certified In-Line Skating Instructor, a Certified NLP Master Practitioner, a big-rig driving instructor, and a Certified Firewalking Instructor.

He is the author of:

The Fast Track to Your Technician Class Ham Radio License
The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License
The Fast Track to Your Extra Class Ham Radio License
The Fast Track to Mastering Extra Class Ham Radio Math
The Independent Author's Guide to Successful Audiobook Production
The underlying philosophy of the Fast Track series is a commitment to employing effective teaching strategies to support learners in rapidly mastering the body of knowledge that creates the ham radio hobby.

To that end, the programs not only teach the correct answers to the exam questions, but explain the principles behind each correct answer.

Put simply, other programs teach you to pass the exams. The Fast Track programs teach you to pass the exams and think like a ham.

Oh, and we have a little fun along the way, too -- that's part of creating a positive learning environment.
Each license program is available in multiple formats.

- Kindle e-book (Amazon.com)
- Paperback edition (Amazon.com)
- Unabridged audiobook edition (Amazon.com, Audible.com, iTunes.)

The Fast Track to Mastering Extra Class Ham Radio Math (Coming in February 2018) will be a workbook supplement to the Extra Class program for those who, like the author, find the advanced math of the Extra Class exam to be, shall we way, extra challenging. That workbook is available only in paperback, from Amazon.com, with supporting videos on YouTube.com.