Become a Ham

We get quite a few questions about the best way to become a Ham. Probably the best way to get started is to find a local club and start attending meetings and ask lots of questions. You can search for clubs at the American Radio Relay League's web site -  If you live in an area where there are no local clubs, you can still study for the FCC tests using online resources or purchasing books.

There are three classes of Amateur Radio licenses: Technician, General and Extra. You have to start with Technician.  

You have the option of downloading the entire question pool and self-study for the test. Go to for the download. You can take practice tests online at All questions you will see on the test come from the question pool so if you study the pool, you will pass the test. When you're ready to take the test, contact the Tri-County club for more information.