Getting Started in Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio is a licensed service that is used for non-commercial/non-profit radio communications for individuals that share a common interest in radio communication for both personal hobby and educational use.

To receive a radio communications license on this radio service you will need to pass a licensing exam administered by Volunteer Examination Coordinators acting as a liaison on behalf of the FCC.  These exams are usually administered by a local Amateur Radio Clubs.

The following websites will assist you with studying and finding a testing session.

HAMSTUDY – Use this site to study for your exam.

ARRL – Use this site to locate an examination session.

RADIOID – Use this website to register your DMR ID or lookup a DMR ID.

BrandMeister – Use this website to discover talk groups on the BrandMeister Network.