Education & Licensing


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 NARA meetings.  

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

Technician Class (entry level) license classes are routinely offered by Newark Amateur Radio Association.  Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming classes.  Information for the Winter/Spring 2023 Course is found here. 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 [email protected]

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, you will need to answer at least 26 questions from a 35 question written examination.  There is no longer a Morse code requirement for any class of amateur radio license. Technician Class licensees also have privileges in four amateur service bands in the HF range (3-30 MHz) (Refer to Section 97.301(e)).

More information about other operating classes can be found here.



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