Getting Your License


We’re scheduling an entry level amateur radio course for Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21, 2018, 9 AM to 5 PM, in Westminster.  Free FCC testing is scheduled for Saturday, January 27.  For more details and to register, click here.

Getting your amateur license is easy.  You will need to learn basic radio technology and the FCC rules for the Amateur Radio Service, study the published question pool so you’re not surprised by any of the questions, and then take the test, typically offered for free at local hamfests.  The ARRL offers comprehensive information for aspiring amateurs and the Laurel Volunteer Examiner Coordinator regularly offers the exams.

Here are some links to get you started preparing for the test:

And when you’re ready, one place that gives exams is the Laurel Volunteer Examiner Coordinator.

We also have experts ready to “Elmer” you on your journey, whether you want to get your first license or upgrade.  Email us at with your question and we’ll find someone to help.