Amateur Radio License Testing – Dec. 27

NEMARC is having a free Amateur Radio license test session on Tuesday evening, December 27th at 7 PM.

Pre-registration is recommended – email Doug Wittich at


Tuesday, December 27th at 7:00 PM


Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Southern District Office Building
1305 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040 (map)

This is just east of Md 152 on US 40, Eastbound side.

If you are new to Ham Radio and don’t currently have an FRN, please  apply for an FRN now. We will need that for registration. It is quick and painless. Go to and click the Register button. It will lead you through the steps.

This page can also be used to see if you already have an FRN. You can also call the FCC FRN Help Line: 877-480-3201 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET). If you don’t have an FRN, we will have to use your Social Security Number and we really prefer not to have to do that. Remember that you only need to bring a photo ID. There is no need to bring copies of your FCC license to upgrade, and there is NO FEE!

In the event we cancel the session because of the weather, we will email and call everyone that is pre-registered. If the weather is questionable, please call me before you leave home.

I will be accessible by cellphone at 443-794-0735 including up until 7 PM on Tuesday.

Doug Wittich, N3VEJ

Amateur Radio Technician Level License Class

Pre-registration REQUIRED for classes & testing. The class is limited to 20 students. To pre-register please email

This is an intense two day course that covers all of the material necessary to pass the exam to obtain a Federal Communications Commission Amateur Radio Technician class license.  License testing is offered on the third day.

The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators. There is no Morse code requirement.

To earn the Technician license requires passing one examination totaling 35 questions on radio theory, regulations and operating practices. The test consists of 35 multiple choice questions that requires a 70% passing grade.

The license gives access to all Amateur Radio frequencies above 30 megahertz, allowing these licensees the ability to communicate locally and most often within North America. It also allows for some limited privileges on the HF (also called “short wave”) bands used for international communications.

Kent County Amateur Radio Society (K3ARS)

Galena Volunteer Fire Company
90 E Cross St., Galena, MD 21635 (map)

January 17 – 19, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Required Materials:
Technician Class Manual, 2014 – 2018 by Gordon West
Cost $21.95 (store)

Other questions please feel free to contact:

Bill Clark
Phone: 443-480-0671

HF Hospital Net – Jan 20th 1930(L) – 3820 kHz


To all MDC Section ECs, AECs and ARES Members:

REMINDER – HF HOSPITAL NET – JAN 20th 1930(L) – 3820 kHz

Please join Prince George’s County Maryland ARES Group
( in their regularly scheduled HF Hospital Net.

This net meets on Wednesday following the third Monday of each month.
You do not have to be associated with a hospital to join the net.

In case of a real disaster where HF is all “ya got,” we need to
experience the HF bands conditions to remind us of techniques that must
be used to get the message through.

So, dust off your HF rig and stop by to say ‘HI’ on Wednesday, January
20, 2016, at 1930 Local time on 3820 KHz LSB Phone. This is an
informal net and all are welcome to participate.

We are trying to raise the number of check-Ins and it is a good reason
to use your HF radio. So, come join in the “round-robin.”

Thank you very much,

Wanda Montgomery KA3AHI
Assistant Section Manager
MDC Section Hospital EmComm Program
Prince George’s County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Assistant
Coordinator-Hospital Program
(H) 301.782.7039
(C) 240.427.8767

ARRL Maryland-DC Section
Section Manager: Martin J Pittinger, KB3MXM