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Welcome! Gordon West Amateur Radio License Prep

ARRL is Publisher of Gordon West, WB6NOA

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.

Current editions of Gordon West’s popular license prep books will be available from ARRL and ARRL publication dealers soon.


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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