Become a Ham

Today there are over 801,000 Licensed Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) in the United States, more than at any other point in history.  Despite the rise of computer games and the internet, Ham Radio is more popular than ever before, and is a critical part of America’s response to emergencies and disaster recovery.

Newport County Radio Club will be holding an instructor-led course beginning September 18, 2018 at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main St, Middletown RI. Classes will be from 5:30 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday nights.  The exam will be given at 5:30 PM on Tuesday November 13, 2018.  There is a $10 study guide and the exam fee is $15. 

To register for the class, click this link

For people who study on their own and are seeking an exam, the Newport County Radio Club holds Volunteer Examination Sessions at the Middletown Baptist Church (upstairs in church hall), 1818 West Main Road (RT 114), Middletown, RI 02842.  The next sessions will be held starting at 9:00 AM:

  • September 8, 2018
  • December 8, 2018.

You can contact Jack Garforth (N1JK) at (401) 683-2250 for any info or questions.

For more information on Amateur Radio, see the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio.