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SMARC

Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club

General Information

Amateur Radio is a fantastic hobby that has been enjoyed by people since the beginning of radio itself. Many generations have had the pleasures of communications with others, building their own equipment, leading the way with the newest technology and keeping old technology from falling into obscurity.

Becoming a “Ham” operator has never been easier. Testing for your license is more available than ever before and help with learning what you need to know is just a mouse click away.

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club works with our national organisation, the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) to provide you with the latest learning materials available from the ARRL web site. In addition to these online sources, the club is there as an in person form of help to get you started.

http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed

https://www.arrl.org/files/file/Get%20Licensed/HRLM%202nd/QPOOL-study%20guide-2nd-ed.pdf

Click the Contact us link today to get further information or if you have questions about the exciting world of amateur radio.


General Questions Asked:

What is VE Testing?

VE, or Volunteer Examiner Testing, is the procedure by which new amateur radio operators become licensed. A simple test is involved for the Technician level amateur radio license, with two additional levels: General, and Extra. 

When is VE Testing?

VE testing sessions are scheduled for 3:00pm – 5:00pm, third Saturday of every month, at the Disabled American Veterans, 2525 E Division St, Springfield, MO 65803.

We are associated with the ARRL and conduct Amateur Radio Examinations under the auspices of the ARRL-VEC.  The KD0GUR-VE team was formed in November 2009 to fill a need for volunteer examiners in the Southwest Missouri. We offer license exams for all elements in the amateur service.

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