Amateur Radio Links

  • Information about the Amateur Radio Service – General information from the FCC with links to topics such as licensing, Volunteer Examiners, exams, call signs, etc.

  • Part 97 – This link provides access to the most up-to-date version of the FCC rules pertaining to the Amateur Radio Service.

  • Practice Exam Sites – These websites offer FREE practice exams to help you prepare for your amateur radio license exam(s).
    Some of these sites require you to register and log-in.

    ARRL – Log-in required
    QRZ – Log-in required

  • Question Pools – The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC), is the organization that coordinates the creation and maintenance of the question pools from which all amateur radio license exams are created.

    Element 2 (Technician) – Effective July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2018
    Element 3 (General) – Effective July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2019
    Element 4 (Amateur Extra) – Effective July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2020

  • Vanity Call Signs

    FCC Information – Definition, information and rules
    AE7Q – Website with useful information, available call signs & possible pitfalls

  • FCC Registration Number (FRN) – The FRN is used in lieu of your Social Security Number (SSN) when dealing with the FCC.
    If you have a FRN you do not have to provide your SSN when you take an amateur radio license exam.

    FAQ – Lots of information about the FRN
    Register for a FRN