Want to become a Amateur Radio Operator? (HAM)
It is a simple process. There are currently three levels of in the Amateur Licensing; Technician, General and Extra. Each one requires a separate test and comes with it's own permissions on frequencies / modes if you pass.
For more detailed information courtesy of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) click here
All someone needs to do is pass a simple test, which is administered by 3 Volunteer Examiners or VEs. The test is a short 35 questions ( 50 for the Extra test ) and you need to pass it with a 80% or better. There is no longer a morse code test required!
Where to buy study materials and guides:
Ham Radio Outlet hot links, you might also try Amazon.com or your local book store.
Where go for practice tests online:
NCARC is committed to helping anyone who asks to become a ham or upgrade. We offer classes a few times a year. Also we can answer any question on the test, or help you out with tough subjects. Feel free to contact our Elmer coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A minimum of monthly test sessions are available; click here for the specifics. Additional sessions are occassionally scheduled, testing is offered through other groups, and specially arranged sessions can also be scheduled. Send an e-mail to email@example.com if you need additional details.
Please remember to bring two forms of ID, a copy of your current license if you are upgrading and $15 test fee, cash or make checks payable to: ARRL/VEC.
Congratulations to the NEW HAMS that passed during the year. Click Here to See Who They Are.