Get your FCC Amateur Radio License!
PARA provides a local option for the FCC testing necessary to earn your amateur radio license. Tests are available for all three classes of amateur radio licenses.
The Technician Class license is the entry level amateur radio license, with General Class and Extra Class being the next levels. The FCC no longer requires that amateur radio operators to know Morse Code (CW), although many of the amateur bands continue to hum with CW.
On the Technician Class exam there will be 35 questions on the exam. The questions are selected from a pool of 385 available questions, chosen at random. To pass the test, you must correctly answer 26 of the 35 questions. This course will prepare you to pass this test.
All exams are conducted at the Holt Memorial Library in the Community Meeting Room, 17 North Front Street Street in Philipsburg.
As permitted by FCC rules, there is a $15 fee to sit for the test. Test session reservations are required to assure enough printed tests are on hand.
To reserve a seat in the PARA testing session please contact the testing coordinator Steve AB3YT (e-mail at “hondapro87 (at) comcast (dot) net”) or on the telephone at (814)378-5192.