Getting Your Amateur Radio License
Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a licensed amateur radio operator! Study Up! -- Get your FRN # -- Sign up for an exam session.
How to Get Your Amateur Radio License
Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a licensed amateur radio operator! There are many aspects of the hobby to fascinate and enjoy, but we must always remember that using the public airwaves is a privilege, not a right.
The Technician Class License is the first of three test challenges in the hobby, and provides privileges in the 6 meter and higher bands, including the popular 2 meter band. Equipment for 2 meter communication is relatively inexpensive, and is great for local communication as well as regional communication through an extensive distribution of repeaters. You may also talk to other amateurs world-wide through EchoLink? and IRLP systems, which connect repeaters and amateurs via the internet. Digital packet radio, Amateur TV, and remote control vehicles are just some of the other fun things you can do with your new license.
Amateur Radio Test Sessions
The Warren County Radio Club hosts amateur radio license exams throughout the year. Dates, times and locations are listed at the top of this page. If you do not see an upcoming date feel free to send us an e-mail.
The ARRL is has a listing of upcoming exam sessions in other areas http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session/
Good Luck, and we hope to hear you on the air soon!