Check out the Valley Hams site, which has lots of interesting information.
A list of Net meetings is now listed under the Nets and Repeaters page.
Amateur Radio Operators must successfully complete a required examination to be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.
The local VARA and MARA clubs sponsor FCC exams which are administered on the second Saturday of the last month of each quarter as published in the ARRL Local Area Exam Schedule. Examinations are given at the Hose Company #4 Fire Station, 2654 Port Republic Rd, Rockingham, VA.. That is the fire station across from the hospital. Exams begin at 9:00 am with registration, and are always graded and finished well before noon.The cost is $15.00 per session. You can take multiple examination elements for one payment of $15.00 on any scheduled exam date.
You are REQUIRED to register in the FCC CORES system and receive a FCC Registration Number (FRN) before exam day. Candidates could go directly to the FCC CORES User Account and Registration page: https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do
Candidates should bring several #2 pencils, two forms of identification, one of which MUST have a recent photograph of the candidate (driver’s license, passport, etc.). FCC rules governing eligibility must be met. Candidates are permitted to bring simple calculators, but programmable calculators, smartphones, laptops, pads, and computer devices are not allowed. Candidates must also bring any certificate of successful completion of previous exam elements passed, for which they wish to claim credit. In addition, for upgrade exams, candidates must bring the original of their FCC license.
For more information, contact Gerald Nauman email@example.com KN4FM. or view the ARRL Local Area Exam Schedule.
Must-have books for studying for the Technician Class. Click on the image.
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Hamstudy.org is also a great resource that is free.They have a great app that can be used to study.