Get Your License

Getting Your License is Easy!

1. You can obtain your license through self study

        Although this is more difficult, it can be done.
        Many hams of all ages have studied this way AND OBTAINED A LICENSE!

2. You can obtain your license via a class – Books are approximately $29.95 plus shipping

There is no age limit.
This is be best way to learn what it takes to get your license.
Classroom interaction is a very good learning tool.
There is usually multiple instructors that will help you get through the material.

Classes can be found through you local club or the ARRL website.
Books can usually be purchased from your instructors or online at

3. There are 3 types of Licenses (Morse Code is no longer a requirement for any license class)

        Technician – (Element 2) 35 question test out of 394 possible questions
        General (Element 3) 35 question test out of 456 possible questions
        Extra – (Element 4) 50 question test out of 700 possible questions

4. These sites will contain the question pool and answers.

 5. Exams are given locally every other month in Abilene and every month in Brownwood.

We post this information on the Calendar page.
Current exam cost is $15.00 (This is subject to change without notice)

6. Elmers (Mentors)

Experienced hams that are available to help you obtain your license and for questions about Ham radio.

7. Your local club

Club membership is not required, but highly encouraged.
Note: A special Thank You to Bill, KJ5DX, for his HUGE contribution to the content of this page. Ron.