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3762.0
N4CF
N3FM
2345
5358.0
WW8O
DK2PH
2345
10117.6
RA6BX
R90DOSAAF
2345
7170.0
WA3ERQ
WS9V
2345
3520.1
RD0CD
RD0CD
2345
7163.8
K1GG
NX2X
2344
14207.0
KE8KW-@
VP8AIB
2344
3526.3
JH1OKK
RA0FF
2344
3836.4
W4PA
K4MI
2344
3528.8
VE2FK
G2NF
2344
3513.5
SV1PAJ
P3X
2344
7040.0
LU2ARG
ZP5DPA
2344
3586.0
W3LPL
7V7V
2344
3764.9
N4CF
WA2CP
2344
3834.0
K4MI
NW8U
2344
18070.9
WR7Q
P29LL
2343
14341.8
N2IXA
HP1RN
2343
14310.0
KG5LRP
KF7PKL
2343
7156.4
K3NDM
K5RT
2343
14265.1
KE4S
KY7M
2343
7021.7
RA9AU
ES4RD
2343
3770.2
N4CF
WR3R
2343
3528.4
VE2FK
AA3B
2343
3836.4
K4MI
W1TJL
2343
7272.9
KE3X
KI5F
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Become a Ham!

Licensing, Education & Training

The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club offers regular training classes for both Technician and General class licenses and VEC license testing. We also have a number of "Elmers" in the club to assist new hams getting on the air with a range of topics, including basic operating skills, station set up and use, QRP operating, contesting and antenna raising.

Check out the links on the right for more information about class schedules, VEC Testing, Elmers, and more.

 

Amateur Radio License Information

In order to transmit on the Amateur Radio bands, you need to hold the appropriate license. Currently, there are three license classes:

 

  • Technician
    • Limited mostly to the VHF bands and above, this is the entry level class which is achievable with some study of basic radio and electronic principles, safety and regulations governing amateur radio. You can study on your own with a wide range of reference material available (see links) or join a class hosted by a local club. The FSAARC usually runs a Technician class in the weeks leading up the the Hanging Judge Ham Fest in April each year.
  • General 
    • The General class license opens up the world of HF (High Frequency) operating, giving you access to "DX" (long distance) communications, contesting etc. The 35 question examination goes into a little more depth, and you need to complete the Technician examination as well.
  • Amateur Extra
    • For those interested in an in depth understanding of radio principles, operating and regulations, with access to all modes, frequencies and power levels, the Extra is for you. The 50 question examination is somewhat more challenging, but the achievement is well worth the effort. You also need to complete both the Technician and General class examinations.

For more information on Amateur Radio Licensing Classes, please follow this link to the FCC License Class page.

You no longer need to learn Morse Code to qualify for ANY license class. However, it can be fun and interesting, and is definitely a plus for certain amateur activities.

 

Please use the links on this page to get more information on amateur radio licensing, or send a message to the club webmaster using our Contact Us page.

Solar Data

21 Jan 2017 2309 GMT
SFI: 86
SN: 61
A Index : 10
K Index : 3 / No Report
X-Ray : B2.2
304A : 116.0 @ SEM
Ptn Flx : 1.47e-01
Elc Flx : 3.02e+02
Aurora :  2 / N = 1.99
Mag (Bz) :  0.7
Solar Wind : 489.1 km/s
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Geo-Magnetic Field : UNSETTLD
Noise : S2-S3
foF2 : 6.2
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