Here is a short list of study references I compiled to prepare for an amateur radio Technician class license exam. β€” flash card study site that works on desktop or mobile

2018-2022 Tech Study Guide by Earl Paazig (PDF)

No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide by Dan Romanchik (PDF)

Why get into ham radio?

My interest was prompted by two things: 1) a buddy that got his license a year or two ago and 2) a desire to be more prepared for emergencies. In some ways, ham radio is like pre-internet social media: it’s one-to-many, you can learn new things, you can meet new people, it allows you to share your thoughts with others or into the void.

I purchased a Baofeng UV-5R as encouragement to get the license and because I can use it to listen to FM and WX weather radio (I also have a Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/WX receiver).