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Instruction: ARRL Resources

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Listed below are ARRL publications designed for student preparation for each FCC Amateur Radio license exam.  Also we've listed publications that serve as good resources to provide more in-depth information about ham radio operations and technical topics.

Question pool cross references between previous question pools and the current question pools as well as graphic images used in ARRL publications are provided to assist instructors in development of their own instructional materials.

As an ARRL Registered Instructor you can purchase instruction and study materials through our Instructor Discount Program. To register as an ARRL Instructor, click here.

ARRL Student Study Manuals


  • The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 4th edition, for exam preparation July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022 (AVAILABLE EARLY JUNE 2018)
  • The ARRL Technician Q&A, 7th edition, for exam preparation July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022 (AVAILABLE MID-MAY 2018)






Online Exam Review for Ham Radio is available at Students can customize their exam preparation by reviewing questions with each chapter of the ARRL's study manual, or by question pool subelement. Students may take practice exams online. Instructors can print exams for classroom practice.

Please review the Copyright information that applies to ARRL license preparation publications.

Downloadable Materials

These materials and cross references from the development of our study manuals are shared below for your use to assist you in the development of your own instructional materials.

Please observe ARRL copyright restrictions.

Click here for the Technician Instructors Guide based on the 2014-2018 question pool.

PowerPoint instruction modules: 

Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5 Module 6
Module 7 Module 8 Module 9 Module 10 Module 11 Module 12
Module 13 Module 14 Module 15 Module 16 Module 17 Module 18

IMPORTANT NOTE: These materials will be removed on June 1, 2018, as we prepare materials for the new 2018-2022 Technician question pool.

Other ARRL Publications

These ARRL publications serve well as references to explore license topics in greater depth.  Click on the title for a description of each publication.