The radio shack comfortably seats four operators at a time with standing room for observers. When we have group sessions, we can move the equipment into a larger space.
The best place to start is the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL). Their website is www.arrl.org
. They have information for beginners to experts, and they sell training manuals and videos for self-study.
No, we welcome anyone with an interest in learning about Amateur Radio and supporting the Club's mission. Several of our members started as campers at our summer science camp. Others are from the neighboring communities. Ten members are NASA astronauts.
You can visit the ARRL website
to find an exam site in your area. The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club usually hosts an exam session once each school term. See current schedule on our exam prep webpage.
The Boston Amateur Radio Club holds monthly VE sessions on the second Monday of each month. Sessions are held at 7:00 p.m. at Brookline Police Headquarters, 350 Washington St in the Community Room across from information desk.
Testing is by reservation only. Please bring the following with you:
• Your current license and a photocopy for the ARRL, if you are upgrading
• Any CSCEs you are claiming, and a photocopy of them
• Valid ID (picture ID preferred)
• A pen and a calculator (if you want to)
• $15.00 (good for all the tests you take at that session, except for retests)
Note: Written tests can be taken sequentially at the same session for the same $15 fee. The needed FCC forms will be provided.