Learn new skills and make new friends around the World with Amateur Radio in the Southern Florida ARRL Section.

Get your FCC License

Local Classes

Your local ARRL Affiliated Amateur Radio Clubs jointly conduct periodic classes- contact us and let us know you are interested in attending a class or Upgrading your present license and we will let you know when the next local class is scheduled. 

  • Do I need to learn Morse code? No- Amateur radio licensing no longer requires Morse code testing- though it remains a popular "mode" of communicating among hams.
  • How much do the classes cost? Our local classes are always free of cost- save the cost of sitting for the test and the cost of purchasing a study guide. Those are both passed through at our cost. 
  • How long are the classes? Club sponsored classes for the Technician class license are typically 8 weeks of sessions- with the testing on the last session- around 14 hours of classroom instruction. General and Extra class licensing take about the same time to conduct. Self study allows the option of shorter path to a license- but the classes tend to help you apply what you learn and become a better operator overall. 

Self Study

You may always choose self study and contact our club to arrange a date to sit for your FCC licensing exam. You may choose from free study resources and paid resources- and use the online practice tests to improve your confidence prior to sitting for the exam. 

Free Study Resources

Paid Study Resources