Getting Started

Aloha, I'm glad you are interested in ham radio.

There are websites that have practice test you can take on line for free. The practice exams are the same questions you will see on the actual FCC test but they pick 35 for the test, so if you take the test on line enough you will see all the questions. The test also provides the answers.

Practice exams

ARRL Exam Practice (Need to register but it is free and you don't need to be a member of the ARRL)

You can become a licensed amateur radio operator with the help of EARC’s education program!

All ham radio operators in the US are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to operate on a unique set of radio frequencies that allow them to initiate both local and worldwide communications with other hams.

The Amateur Technician license course, which you can view at the EARC website, click on EDUCATION

For hams needing help getting started on the air and selecting equipment for a station, we can provide a program where you will be connected with an Elmer (ham talk for an experienced ham who will help you learn what you need to know) and, if needed, loan equipment to get you going.