Get Licensed

Welcome to the JSCARC! This page is designed as a guide to help you jump right into the action. If you have any questions, please contact us.

All About Ham Radio for Beginners

Here’s a great start to get oriented.  Thanks to student volunteer Conner supporting Carolyn Farmer (Colo community center activities director) for this reference link!

How To Get A License?

Please visit this website for an overview on licensing by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL): Getting Licensed

Training Classes
See training classes.

Practice Exams
There are many free practice exams available, here are just a few:

Exam Sessions
Every month the Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club (K5HOU) sponsors licensing exams through the ARRL VEC at the Gilruth Center. If these dates do not work for you, please contact us and we’ll work to get a solution.

Ham Talk

I’m running QRP but had to QSY due to QRM then I had to QRT at my QTH due to a request from the XYL.

The above statement probably seems a little overwhelming and perhaps you’re thinking “What in the world?!” However, just like any profession or hobby, ham radio has its own language, lingo, and acronyms. You will certainly pick a lot of it up on your own but here are a few guides to help you translate.