Getting Your License is Easy!

1. You can obtain your license through self study

        Although this is more difficult, it can be done.
        Many hams of all ages have studied this way AND OBTAINED A LICENSE!

2. You can obtain your license via a class – Books are approximately $25.00

There is no age limit.
This is be best way to learn what it takes to get your license.
Classroom interaction is a very good learning tool.
There is usually multiple instructors that will help you get through the material.
Contact one of the instructors (listed below) for more information.

3. There are 3 types of Licenses (Morse Code is no longer a requirement for any license class)

        Technician – (Element 2) 35 question test out of 394 possible questions
        General (Element 3) 35 question test out of 456 possible questions
        Extra – (Element 4) 50 question test out of 700 possible questions

4. These sites will contain the question pool and answers.

        www.qrz.com
        www.e-ham.com
        www.arrl.org/question-pools

 5. Exams are given locally every other month in Abilene and every month in Brownwood.

We post this information on the Calendar page.
Current exam cost is $15.00 (This is subject to change without notice)

6. Local Instructors

        for more information

7. Elmers (Mentors)

Experienced hams that are available to help you obtain your license and for questions about Ham radio.

8. KCARC

Club membership is not required, but highly encouraged.
Club meetings are usually held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00pm at the Chavez Rec Center located at 1002 Cherry St. in Abilene.
We post this information on the Calendar page.
For more information visit the FAQ page

9. Other training

        How to install a radio
        How to program a radio
        Emergency Communications
        Incident Command Training

 

Note: A special Thank You to Bill, KJ5DX, for his HUGE contribution to the content of this page. RJ.