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Get an Amateur Radio License!

Great! You're thinking of becoming a licensed ham radio operator. It’s an immensely rewarding skill to have during emergencies and for local communications. It's not hard and we're here to support you all the way!


Our club offers basic licensing classes and also administers license exams. This page provides some basic information to get you started. Reach out to us at secretary@sc4arc.org for more information. We'll support you all the way to getting on the air! To sign up for licensing classes or exams contact our radio officer. We also offer exams for General or Extra licenses.


The Technician’s license is the entry-level choice for most new hams. It confers basic VHF /UHF privileges such as using a handheld radio to communicate with other hams on our local repeater network, participating in our Monday night ARES net, and taking part in ARES activations providing communication support during emergencies. Choose one of the following options to get your license

Take a Class With SC4ARC

SC4ARC offers expert instruction through our “hybrid” licensing classes, which include several informative sessions, the license exam, and a practical class to get you on the air.

Study At Your Own Pace

There are many online offerings that can help you prepare for the Technician License exam. For example, you can purchase Gordon West’s 2022-2026 Technician Class study manual and get an online app such as Hamstudy.org to study for the test or take practice exams.

Find a Ham Cram

In-person licensing classes are offered nearby as one day HAM CRAMs where participants take the test right after the class. Check out BAEARS for more information about their next scheduled HAM CRAM.


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