Linn County Amateur Radio Emergency Services
holds Licensing Classes throughout the year.
The Next Class TBA
For information on upcoming classes please email Roger Emery W7ACW at: [email protected]
GET YOUR LICENSE
For less than $100.
There is no Morse code requirement.
ARRL Book 26.91
Pass Your Technician Class Book 15.95
No Nonsense Study Guide - free
Including the Baofeng UV5RE seen below.
Step one: Get these three books.
Step two: Take practice exams until you can pass the exam.
Step three: Before you take your exam log into the FCC website and setup an account. You can use the website to check on your license to see when it becomes active and also to renew your license every 10 years.
Step four: Go to our exam page and sign up for an exam.
Step five: Join the ARRL. This is the organization that lobbies for Ham Radio. Once you are a member you will receive the monthly magazine QST which is full of everything from technical articles to contests and reviews of products. Also included is a digital library of all the back issues of QST.
This is optional. this radio is an inexpensive way to learn about Ham Radio. You can use it to check into local repeaters in Linn County and talk to other Hams in the area.
Programming cable for the Baofeng radio runs about $12. This will also program other radios from Kenwood, Yaesu and Icom.
Or use this guide to manually program the Baofeng UV-5R Radio.
[Click above for a printable Programming Guide]
If you have any question about getting your Ham License, please email us, we will be glad to help.
Last updated: January 13, 2018 21:53:55 -0800