There are many ways people have studied to pass their license test. You should be able to use any combination of these in order to pass the test. It’s categorized by media type to help you choose your best method.
It is generally recommended to get at least one of these books. The ARRL books tend to be the official ones, but the others are all good as well.
- ARRL Extra Class License Manual 11th Edition Also found at Amazon and many other places books are sold.
- Extra Class License Manual Supplement – Supplemental content for the book.
- Pass Your Amateur Radio Extra Class Test – The Easy Way
- The Fast Track to Your Extra Class Ham Radio License: Covers all FCC Amateur Extra Class Exam along with audiobook supplement
- Gordo’s New Extra Class Study Manual
Nothing is more beneficial than seeing it in practice. These videos will help add context or clarify some of the more complicated parts of the books.
- David Casler KE0OG – David does a good job of demonstrating some of the aspects of each chapter to help get you on the road of understanding. He takes the approach of you to watch the video first then you read the chapter.
- W4EEY – I watched these videos, and highly recommend this channel.
Practice, practice, practice. Once you are averaging around 80% or better, you are ready to go!
- QRZ.com Practice Amateur Radio Exams – You do need to create an account, but I used this site to pass his exam.
- ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio
- HamStudy – there are also apps for iOS and Android
- HamExam.org Amateur Radio Practice Exams
Sometimes you just need to “phone a friend” here are a few different places to ask questions.
- Learning Ham Radio
- Ham Radio / New to the Hobby
- Ham Radio Crash Course
- Ham Radio Crash Course Discord – It’s like a chatroom and it’s full of very smart people.
- Ham Radio 2.0 Discord – It’s like a chatroom and it’s full of very smart people.
Here are other things that I have found that maybe be helpful.
- Amateur Extra Class Ham License — On-Line Help for Your Self Study
- Passing the Extra Class License by the end of February 2019 Team! Tips and Technique – A document with some of the above and more.
- Inductors Explained – The basics how inductors work working principle
- Capacitors Explained – The basics how capacitors work working principle
- Understanding Electromagnetic Radiation!