Become a Ham

Today there are over 800,000 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.

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:

  • Saturday March 11, 2017
  • Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Saturday Sept 9, 2017
  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017

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.