Let’s Get Your License
K4AMG can help you get your Amateur Radio license. There are three levels of amateur radio license ranging from the first, Technician, through General and onto Amateur Extra. Each level requires additional knowledge of amateur radio principles and regulations and each level gets progressively harder as you might expect. You need a license before you can operate amateur radio equipment so getting your Technician license is step number one.
You are required to pass a test to get a license. Yes, I did say test and it will require some amount of study to pass the test. Again, this is a hobby and to learn any hobby requires some amount of reading and study to understand the hobby. How do you know the best Pokémon card to trade for or the design of military uniforms if you enjoy historical reenactments? You study and the same is true with amateur radio. The test should come naturally as you learn the hobby. The license test is not extremely difficult. People from 8 to 80 get their license. It is not rocket science or brain surgery. It is Amateur radio and it is designed to get all people involved so keep that in mind. However, you will feel proud when you get your first license and each subsequent license.
I said that K4AMG will help you get your amateur radio license so what will we do?
- K4AMG is a youth oriented organization. We will work with 8 to 18-year-old youth in the Chesapeake, VA area. You will be assigned a mentor if selected.
- K4AMG will supply the reference material you will need to learn the hobby and pass the test. "The Easy Way!" series by Craig "Buck", K4IA is the reference material used by the club.
- K4AMG will set up the test session. The testing will cost you $15.00. However, you will be reimbursed for the cost of the testing if you pass your test. In other words, you get your license and we will pay for it.
- K4AMG will get you on the air when you get your Technician license. The club will provide you with your first radio when you pass your test. The radio will come with a contract. The contract will require you to make a specified number of on air contacts in a specified period of time. You must log the contacts and submit your log to your assigned mentor. Once the specified number of contacts has been met, the radio is yours. The intent of the contract is to get you on the air.