Get Your License

Are you ready to get your license? That’s great. Below you will find some helpful links to the information you will need.

What is Ham Radio?

The Amateur Radio Relay League or ARRL says: Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics, and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

You can read more about the ARRL and “What is Amateur Radio” here:


How to Get an Amateur Radio License Video Links


Amateur Radio Practice Exams

These links will connect you with opportunities to learn about and practice for your test.

QRZ is much more than this once you get your call sign you will want to go back and see all this site has to offer

  • Call Sign Lookup
  • Electronic Logbook
  • Online Swap meet
  • Forums
  • News
  • And many other Resources

ARRL Practice Exams


Here is another study resource

Especially if you plan to  take the General test after you pass the Technician exam in the same VE session.

These videos cover the question and correct answer for the Technician General and Extra class Question pools. 

It moves very quickly, and as far as I can tell there are no explanations offered.  From what I saw  in the first few minutes of  the General Class video the instructor displays a flashcard with the Question and all distractor.  He then reads  you the question, and the correct answer, and highlights the correct answer, and then quickly moves to the next flashcard.  

If you are interested follow this link, Scroll down to Ham Radio Exam Prep section near the bottom of the page and Select Begin, Quick index, or Practice test for the License Class you want to study for.

Note: This site has a lot of other training videos for: Winlink, VARA, APRS and more Click the pulldown labeled Resources .

I hope you and others will find this useful.

73 Phil W6WBT

This Picture shows what you will see as you scroll down to the License training videos. You can also click on the image to be taken to the WaveTalkers website. – Ham Radio Exam Prep


Ready to take your test?

Awesome, but there are a few things you have to do first…

Get Your FRN: Step-by-step instruction video for obtaining an FRN FCC’s COmmission REgistration System (CORES):


Tehachapi Test Schedule for 2024


What to Bring to Your Test Session

If you have any questions or concerns about getting your license, feel free to contact us. You can reach us via email by clicking on the following link. Contact Us or [email protected] We will also have our club-sponsored session listed as part of our Event schedule. You can check out our events at Events

Register for the next Exam Session here.

Ham Radio License Exam, Tehachapi CA
Tehachapi Amateur Radio Associations 1st License Examination/Testing session.

License Exam Session Registration

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