Mason County , WV
Amateur Radio Group
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Welcome to the online home for Mason County Amateur Radio Group !!!
What Is Amateur Radio? How Do I Get Involved? How Much Is It?
These are very common questions and hopefully we are able to answer them.
- Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.
- Getting Involved is very simple. Study the material or attend a class, pass your test, get your radio and start talking.
- Cost of the test is usually around $15 dollars. Some places charge for the class but we do not. You need to buy or barrow study material. We use the Gordan West Series books. They run $20-30 dollars. As for a radio, you can get one as cheap as $25 dollars and they range all the way into the several thousand dollar range.