Licensing Tests/Classes

Information on getting your amateur radio license

Next License Class/Test Session:

Class Dates: March 25-26

Class Times: Saturday 8am - 5pm Sunday 8am - 11am

Test Session: Sunday March 26th @ 12pm

Click here to sign-up for the March Session

Before your test and what to bring

The FCC forms will need an FRN number. Before the testing day please register for your number through the FCC website.

Bring to the test session

  • FRN number (you must register with the FCC)

  • Photo ID (your driver's license or picture ID)

  • Testing fee

  • If you are upgrading also bring a copy of your current amateur radio license.

  • You are also allowed a simple calculator to use. Cell Phones and calculators which memorize formulas are not allowed.

FRN registration can be done here

Books and Online Study Information

There are plenty of books, online study websites and even apps for your phone!

  • The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is a great resource for study materials. They publish several books useful in preparation for all license exams. Check out and remember to check your local library for recent versions of "The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual".

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

Good Luck, and we hope to hear you on the air soon!