How do I become a ham?

Getting your license

To become an amateur radio operator (ham), you need to get your license. To get your license, you'll need to take a test. The first test you'll take is the Technician exam.

Studying for the exam

You can study for the technician exam using KB6NU’s study guides. You can download the PDF of the No-Nonsense Technician-Class License Study Guide for free, and the rest are available on for a very reasonable cost.

ARRL also has a good Technician License resource page.

Practice Tests

There are a couple of options for taking practice tests:

Ready to test? Contact us!

When you're ready to take the test, contact our VEs and they will be happy to set up a test session.