Frequently Asked Questions

Who is WaveTalkers?

WaveTalkers is owned and operated by Callinectes Training, LLC. and based in Ventura California, USA.

Is WaveTalkers associated with LinkedIn Learning or

No, WaveTalkers is not associated with LinkedIn Learning or

The founder of WaveTalkers is the Author for several courses published on LinkedIn Learning and Courses published prior to 2020 are exclusively licensed to LinkedIn Learning and Links to these courses are provided as courteous to customers with subscripts to that content. To access those courses you need to sign into the appropriate platform with a valid account on those platforms.

For new courses published in 2020 and later, learners may purchase access to Chris Mattia's courses directly through the WaveTalkers platform or continue accessing those cross published courses on LinkedIn Learning or with their subscription to those platform.

How is different from

The platform hosts premium, self contained online courses for ham radio operators, teachers, trainers, and creators.

The main site for the WaveTalkers platform is located at and contains a wide variety of other resources and free content related to effective communication, ham radio operators, teachers, trainers, and creators.

Who is Teachable?

Teachable is a platform we are using to deliver courses on

How do I contact Wave Talkers?

Please use this feedback form located on the main WaveTalkers site.

Do you charge for ham radio exam practice tests?

No, we never charge for ham radio exam practice tests, they are all available for free on the main Wave Talkers site.

Does WaveTalkers offer online license exams?

WaveTalkers has practice exams for each license level that simulates the actual exam you will take to obtain your ham radio license. However, we do not currently offer official VE Proctored ham radio exams online. We are members of several Volunteer Examiner teams through both ARRL and W5YI, and we regularly proctor in-person exam sessions with those teams in the Los Angels and Ventura areas.

Does WaveTalkers offer any free materials for ham radio operators?

Yes, the official exam question license pools, practice exams, and other resources are freely available on