Getting Started

So you are interested in Amateur Radio? That’s great welcome! It can be a lot of fun and very rewarding.
It is all up to you, what you like and how you want to use the radio. There are many different paths in the hobby. You may be interested in talking with friends across the city, state, country or even across the planet. You may want to talk to astronauts on the International Space Station or use the amateur radio satellites to contact other hams in another state.

The most common questions we get is;

Do I have to learn Morse code?

How much does it cost?

How do I get my license?

 

No, Morse code is no longer required. Some hams are still learning it for the fun anyway. It is still one of the most reliable ways to make a contact.

Getting your license is not expensive. The testing sessions typically cost less than $25.00.

There are multiple ways to prepare for a test;

               Study guides

               Classes

               Online classes

If you are interested in information about getting started you can look at this website, www.arrl.org or you can email us classinfo@rockwall-arc.org

Thank you for visiting our website, and I hope to meet you soon!