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register for the Boy Scout radio Merit Badge!

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The Radio Merit Badge is the most popular event at Ham-Com. Please register early as this event ALWAYS fills up fast.

The one-day event is FREE to all Scouts in uniform. Scout leaders in uniform will also be able to get in FREE. Lunch will be provided for all Scouts under 18 years of age.

If you have any questions about the one-day Radio Merit Badge session, send an e-mail to Paul White ( or Allan Batteiger (

Check-in is 8:15AM on Saturday. Class ends at approximately 3:30PM. There is a lunch break.

Once again, Ham-Com, the biggest Amateur Radio gathering in Texas, will be hosting the Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge at the Plano Event Center in Plano, Texas. This innovative Boy Scout one-day Radio Merit Badge this year will be like NO other Merit Badge. This Radio Merit Badge will be done in a fun and constructive way. All the instructors are Amateur Radio operators and Boy Scout leaders. This is the same Radio Merit Badge that has been offered at the Circle Ten Council, Winter Camp with a twist. It has also been used in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and at 6 other Hamfests outside of Texas and 2 in 2009 in Texas.

The Scouts will be able to see and use Amateur Radio equipment and we will be doing a Radio Fox hunt. What !!! You do not know what an Amateur Radio Fox hunt is all about?? You will have to come to Ham-Com to find out.

All Boy Scouts in uniform who have completed the one day Radio Merit Badge will have the chance to take the FCC Technician Exam at NO COST (under 18 years of age ONLY). Scouts taking advantage of this offer must bring three (3) different printed copies of the completed test result with different test numbers from showing a passing score of 80 or higher. The Tests must be 3 different test with different time and dates. Specific forms of identification with Photos ( one has to have a Photo) are required [Two (2) copies] to take the test. Please check the VE TESTING section on this website for more details. The Merit Badge VE Session Master is a final arbiter regarding qualification for free tests.