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Welcome! Gordon West Amateur Radio License Prep

ARRL is Publisher of Gordon West, WB6NOA

A Letter from Gordon West, WB6NOA-


Welcome, fellow ham radio instructors, club Elmers, and volunteer trainers. THANK YOU for helping our amateur radio service grow through your ham classes, online training sessions, and in person technical demonstrations. ARRL has you covered and has gone QRO - high power- in offering you training materials for you and your students.

Your first mission is to get registered as an ARRL Registered Instructor. This program offers you free ARRL training materials, instructor newsletters, and student education products at a discount. Register HERE to get signed up. If you were already an ARRL Registered Instructor, you are good to go!

Now that you are signed up, turn up your volume to hear my ham radio narrated sound bites for Technician, General, and Amateur Extra Class! These audio tracks are a great way to get your students excited about the world of wireless ham radio!

Technician Class Audio
General Class Audio
Extra Class Audio

Yes, all of my new ARRL published Gordon West books have the current question pools, with the exact questions and answers REARRANGED for teaching by topics, along with my upbeat explanations to the correct answers. I even come with every book for instructors and studetns to call! (714)540-5000


Getting your students to read specific topic areas ahead of time is accomplished with my pre-study FUN homework quizzes. Take a look, and duplicate for your next class!

Technican Class pre-study quiz

General Class pre-study quiz

Amateur Extra Class pre-study quiz

Next, ARRL Registered Instructors need to check out the ARRL Learning Center. This is where PowerPoints and other instructional resources are available.

When you get your acceptance email for the ARRL Instructor Program, be sure to keep it handy It will include some helpful links. One of those is to allow you to list your licensing class on the ARRL website. Get those classes listed so people can find you easily!

As a 50 year ARRL member, I am honored to volunteer to serve you and share my classroom success secrets with you in upcoming newsletters.I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!


Gordon West, WB6NOA

ARRL National Instructor

ARRL is the publisher of the Amateur Radio License Preparation books and related resources authored by Gordon West, WB6NOA (see ARRL News). Gordon West’s popular books, classes, and audio courses have been a mainstay of amateur radio licensing for decades.

Audio Courses
CD audio courses are not presently available. Watch this page for updates. FREE Get on the Air audio files by Gordon West are available from the ARRL Learning Center (

Morse Code
While learning the Morse code is not a requirement for getting an amateur radio license, many hams learn the code and enjoy using it on the air. Visit the ARRL store to find resources to help you learn the Morse code.

Find an Exam Session
WOW! If you've (already) finished studying your Gordon West book, you're ready to take your exam! All amateur radio license exams are administered by Volunteer Examiners (VEs). All VEs are certified by a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) such as the ARRL VEC. You can search for an exam session in your area at

For Instructors
Gordon West and ARRL have resources to help volunteer instructors who teach amateur radio licensing classes. If you're an ARRL member, sign up as an ARRL-registered instructor to access discounts on books for your next class. More info >

Get on the Air AUDIO by Gordon West, WB6NOA

One you've got your Gordon West License Prep book, TUNE ME IN on your computer and listen to the sounds and excitement of amateur radio! These FREE audio files can be played online or downloaded from the ARRL Learning Center (


Technician Class Audio
General Class Audio
Extra Class Audio


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