Education is a life-long learning process for the Amateur Radio Operator.  This is accomplished by participation in self-study, experimentation, local club events, hamfests, forums, and other educational opportunities.  Many educational programs routinely occur at meetings of NARA.  Featured Meeting Programs

For those people not yet licensed, there are many self-study options available.  Licensing Study Information.

Additionally, NARA has offered classes in the past and currently about once a year for the entry-level Technician Class License.  Courses are provided by ARRL-registered Volunteer Instructors.

While the spring 2022 Technician Class License Course has concluded, an interest list is being built for the next class which may occur in late Winter/early Spring 2023.  Courses have been typically taught via teleconferencing.  Interest in upcoming courses may be directed to any member of NARA or by contacting Earl Paazig, W8BR, at

The privileges of a Technician Class operator license include operating an amateur station that may transmit on frequencies in any of 17 frequency bands above 50 MHz with up to 1,500 watts of power.  This includes advanced technology like Amateur Satellites, Digital Modes, and Digital Mobile Radio.  To pass the Technician Class examination, at least 26 questions from a 35 question written examination must be answered correctly. Technician Class licensees also have privileges in four amateur service bands in the HF range (3-30 MHz) (Refer to Section 97.301(e)).

About Current Amateur Radio Licenses

ARRL Band Chart

Licensing Study Information