Learn Amateur Radio

There are many ways to learn how to study for your FCC Amateur Radio License. Here are some references to help you out.

What is a HAM?

The ARRL Education Department has taken on the vital challenge to expand the public’s view on how much Ham radio can do for future generations through the Education and Technology Program and
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Teachers Institutes hosted ever year. We are also committed to providing educational resources to those who are interested in building up or refreshing their knowledge and skills in the ever-expanding world of Ham Radio. There is so much to discover!

ARRL can help you find an Amateur Radio license preparation class in your community. You can search our database for upcoming classes near you. Click here to find a class near you.

Ham Radio Prep allows you to learn at your own pace online. The Ham Radio Prep program makes it fast, easy and fun to get your license in just a few hours of study time. Use code NARC to save 20%

For Blind and Vision-Impaired Ham Radio Operators, Click here.

Interested in learning Morse code (CW)? CW Academy offer free CW training to those who want to learn this special skill that reaches back to the very beginning of ham radio and remains vital today. Learning and operating CW is fun and you can do it!

Take practice exams for free! Study and then take the practice exam to prepare yourself for the actual exam. Click here.

Are you ready to take the FCC Amateur Radio License Exam? Click here to search for an exam session in your local area. Want to take your exam online? Click here.

The ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology is a donor-funded professional development program designed to help classroom teachers elevate their STEM programs through the use of wireless technology. As a part of the ARRL Education & Technology Program, several sessions are conducted each year, and the program continues to grow.Teachers Institute is filled with lectures, hands-on activities, and demonstrations to inspire teachers so they can inspire their students through the use of tools and strategies to introduce basic electronics, radio science, satellite communications, Amateur Radio, radio direction finding (fox hunting), weather science, microcontrollers, and electronic sensors to their students. Teachers are provided with the equipment needed to take wireless technology to their classrooms. If you, or someone you know, would like to support ARRL’s mission to elevate STEM programs in schools, contact the ARRL Development Office at (860)594-0291

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station: Two times a year (spring and fall), the ARISS-US Team opens windows of opportunity for accepting education proposals from US schools and education groups.  The best proposals are chosen for ARISS scheduled ham radio contacts.  For details, please go to here.