Amateur Radio (ham radio) is more than just a hobby to many. People from all walks of life gather together in clubs, events and community service. One thing in common is an enjoyment of communicating with others using ham radio equipment.
The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) has more excellent information about what ham radio and how to get your license. This page provides a few links to those resources as well as local classes and exams (see below).
ARRL - What is Ham Radio?
ARRL - Getting Licensed
ARRL - Find an Amateur Radio License Exam in Your Area (not just Austin area)
ARRL - Exam Review for Ham Radio
W1UL - Ham Cram website (free site to practice for the exam)
Ham Radio Testing (YouTube Channel) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7hejy7ObVY15JcWY4cpTA - Simple reading of questions and correct answers.
Disclaimer: Ham exam prep sites are listed here for your convenience. The AARC does not recommend or endorse any particular site and we encourage you to try several to find one that fits your study needs.
Looking for a class to help you prepare for the exam? We will post the details here when a local class is forming.
Click here for more information.
Local exams are held monthly at two locations on two different weekends. Click here for more information.
Do you want to practice online before taking the exam? There are many online practice exams. Visit our Technical - Links page for a sample list of several we've seen.