Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Amateur Radio

Most of the time, it’s the most fun you can have with a radio. It’s a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town or across the country. But it is called the “Amateur Radio Service” because it also has a serious face. It’s a very important emergency communications system tool. When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called hams, enjoy radio technology as a hobby that’s the fun part. But it’s also a service a vital service that has saved lives again and again when regular communication systems failed.

How do I become a club member?

If you would like to become a member of our club, we would love to have you! Our membership dues are $15 a year for an individual or $25 a year for family membership. You do not need to currently hold a license to join, just an interest in radio as a hobby.  Membership Application

Do I need an amateur license to become a member?

No, you may become a member of our club without a license.

How do I obtain my radio license?

The Kachina Amateur Radio Club holds bi-monthly testing sessions (see the calendar for the next scheduled session), and upon request with enough interest a class can be scheduled.  There are several websites that offer testing help for free or fee.  Here is a link to a google search for Amateur Radio License Study Guide.