Last Wednesday, 31 August 2016, I took and passed the General element for my amateur radio operator’s license. I was going to wait, but a club member at the local club had been pestering me (thanks, K.) so I paid for a hamtestonline.com radio exam course for a paltry $30, studied for nine days, and took the test. I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it was easier and took a hell of a lot less time than the college class I took to get the Technician element. If I’d known how well this program worked, I’d have gone this route instead. I recommend it to anyone wanting to take either the Tech or General elements- I’ll let you know about the Extra when I get there.
I’m going to sign up for the Extra radio exam course next, and try to pass the Extra element next. Then on to learning CW.