Linn County Amateur Radio Emergency Services holds Licensing Classes throughout the year.

The Next Class TBA



There is no Morse code requirement.



Step one: Get these three books.



ARRL Technician License Manual  If you only buy one book - buy this one.

Read this book through like a novel. DO NOT take the practice exams as this will just have you reading three wrong answers over and over.

Read this book through again and then read the next book.


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K4IA Technician Manual  This book is much shorter and has all the questions and answers in a narrative format so as you read it you are learning the correct answers only.

Read this book at least twice and then read the next book.

Again don't take any tests just yet.

NOTE: this book is optional

KB6NU Technician Manual  This book is available online in a PDF format and is similar to the book above. It is also available from Amazon for $14.97 if you want it in book format.

Read this book twice.

Once you have done this you can go to the Ham Whisperer and QRZ links below and try taking some practice exams.

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.

Last revised: October 31, 2023 20:42:21.

Last updated: October 31, 2023 20:42:21 -0700