How to Become a Ham

The easiest way to start is to attend some Club meetings and talk to those who have already done it. It is not a difficult process once you have an idea of what is involved. And no, you do not have to learn Morse Code for any of the three license classifications.

Read the paper at the link below, get your study materials, and when you are ready come to an exam session held monthly at the VCARA clubhouse at 302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen, NM. See VCARA Calendar for schedule.

W5YI VE Test sessions are held on the 2nd Saturday each month from 0900-1200. No appointment is necessary, walk ins are welcome.  Special test sessions can be arranged for time and date other than the regular Saturday session by contacting the W5YI VEC or any club officer.

Click here for more detailed information and links to sites that can help you join this wonderful hobby.