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How To Get Started In Amateur Radio


If you're already an Amateur Radio operator, please help us "spread the word" about our exciting hobby. Post this file on your local BBS or PBBS, newsletter, Web page or anywhere you might find  prospective hams. And don't forget, ARRL makes getting started in ham radio easy. New and  prospective hams may call 1-800-32-NEW HAM (800-326-3942).
HOW TO GET STARTED IN AMATEUR RADIO

Here's your invitation to a high-tech hobby that's got something fun for everyone.  Amateur Radio operators are people from all walks of life--no matter what age, gender or  physical ability. And, getting started in Amateur Radio has never been easier! You can usually find a ham radio class in your area sponsored by friendly volunteers who will help you learn the ropes.

The rules for earning an Amateur Radio license vary depending on which country you live in. In the US, there are six license levels, or "license classes." These licenses are granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

TWO BEGINNER LICENSES TO CHOOSE FROM

The most popular license for beginners is the Technician Class license, which NO LONGER REQUIRES A MORSE CODE EXAMINATION, and gives you all ham radio privileges above 30 Megahertz (MHz). These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small 2-meter hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. They can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple equipment. To earn a Technician license, you'll need to pass the Novice and Technician written exams. These are multiple-choice tests, written with beginners in mind. You'll study topics such as radio operating practices, FCC rules and basic electrical theory.

The Novice Class license lets you talk by radio using voice, Morse code or computers. To earn a Novice license, you'll need to pass the Novice written exam and a 5 words-per-minute Morse code test. Novice Class operating privileges include FM voice on the 220 MHz band, digital packet, and single-sideband voice on the 10 meter band. Novice operators may also use many other popular shortwave frequencies (below 30 MHz) to communicate worldwide using Morse code.

WHERE DO I START?

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) publishes ham radio license study guides to help you learn the things you'll need to pass your exam and have fun with Amateur Radio. ARRL can also assist you in finding ham operators in your area who'd like to help you get started. The ARRL Educational Activities Department (EAD) distributes a New Ham Package that is sent at no cost to you. The material describes Amateur Radio, popular ARRL study guides, and includes a list of your local ham radio clubs, ham radio classes and volunteer examiners in your area. To serve you best, we'd like to know the following when you request an New Ham Package:

                -Your First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
                -Call Sign (optional)
                -Date of Birth, MM/DD/YY
                -Street Address
                -City, State, Zip, Country
                -Phone 1 (day), Phone 2 (evening)

Contact ARRL today for an New Ham Package by any of the following methods:

Telephone Toll-Free:    1-800-32-NEW HAM  (our New Ham "Hot Line") 1-800-326-3942
Mail:                   ARRL EAD, 225 Main St, Newington CT 06111-1494 USA
Telephone:              (860) 594-0301
FAX:                      (860) 594-0259
ARRL BBS:            (860) 594-0306
e-mail:                 newham@arrl.org
CompuServe              70007,3373
Prodigy                      PTYS02A
America Online          HQARRL1
GENIE                        ARRL
WWWeb                   http://www.arrl.org/
(Make sure to include a specific request for the New Ham Package and include your postal address because there is too much material to send via e-mail or fax.)

If you live in the Owasso area feel free to contact any of the OARC club officers or members and they will be glad to help.