An Audio Version of the Study Guide?

I recently published an e-book version of my Tech study guide, but it never occurred to me to publish an audio version. This morning, though, I found an e-mail to the HamRadioHelpGroup mailing list requesting just such a thing. He wants to be able to listen to it on the way to work.

The first thing that occurred to me is that there must be some online service that will do this for me, so I Googled “text to mp3 converter.” Sure enough, there are several of them. The first one on the list, HearWho.Com, will only convert the first 400 characters of your text file. The second,, will convert an entire text file, so I used that one.

The resulting .mp3 file is OK, but it’s nowhere near natural speech. Even so, it may meet your needs.

You can download the file by clicking on the link below. I’d be interested in what you think about it.

Download the .mp3 file (1.8 Mbytes)


  1. Dan KB6NU says:

    A couple of readers have e-mailed me, noting that the audio was not easy to listen to. On the HamRadioHelpGroup, Richards, K8JHR said,

    He would be better served by using Next-UP Technologies Text-Aloud MP3, but that might cost him $30. I use it to read my email messages and also longer web pages. It will make mp3 sound files from text on screen.

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