Becoming a Ham and Club Membership

How to become a licensed HAM Radio Operator?

There are many great advantages to becoming a licensed HAM Radio Operator. You’ll learn basic radio theory, FCC regulations, electronics, radio wave propagation, antenna theory, best practices, and safety!  Kids, adults and people from all walks of life get their license.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet other licensed HAM Radio Operators from all throughout the world.  

“A world of friends through Ham Radio”

Online Resources:

Ham Radio Prep: Visit for study materials, practice exams, and guidance. It’s a comprehensive resource to help you prepare.

YouTube Channels: Channels like Ham Radio Crash Course (hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ) offer video tutorials, practical tips, and insights. Learning through videos can be engaging and effective.

Books and Audio Lessons:

Gordon West’s Materials: Gordon West (WB6NOA) is a renowned ham radio instructor. His books and audio lessons cover exam topics in detail.

Use these resources to deepen your understanding of radio theory, regulations, and operating practices.

VE Sessions:

Attend Volunteer Examiner (VE) sessions. These are in-person or online exam sessions where you can take the required tests.

VE sessions are organized by local ham radio clubs and organizations. They provide a structured environment for testing and obtaining your license.

For more information, please fill out our form below and one our our club members will get back to you.

Why become a member of the Manatee Amateur Radio Club?

Learning Opportunities: Clubs provide classes, workshops,
and hands-on experiences related to amateur radio. Whether it’s operating
procedures or antenna building, you’ll have opportunities to learn and grow in
the field.

Supportive Community: Ham radio clubs are more than just
gatherings; they’re dynamic communities where knowledge, skills, and
experiences are shared. You’ll connect with like-minded people who share your
passion for radio communication.

Mentorship: Experienced members (often called “Elmers”)
guide newcomers through various aspects of ham radio. Their mentorship can
accelerate your learning journey.

Involvement in Projects: Clubs engage in various activities,
from technical projects to social events. Whether it’s field day, holiday
events, or radio operating training, you’ll be part of exciting initiatives.

Networking: Clubs provide a platform to connect with fellow
operators, stay updated on industry advancements, and collaborate on projects.

So, consider joining a ham radio club—it’s not just about
technical skills; it’s about being part of a supportive and vibrant community! 


Fill out the online form or you can print it out and mail it to the following address:

MARCI Membership
P.O. Box 1823
Oneco, Florida 34264

Yearly Membership Dues – Individual $25.00
Please Include Name And Call Sign In Comments

Or Pay Your Dues Via PayPal:

ARRL – American Radio Relay League

Joining ARRL provides access to information, learning, programs, and services to help you get and stay active in amateur radio. Your membership supports ARRL’s work in promoting and protecting amateur radio, and it gives you benefits to enhance your amateur radio experience12. Additionally, ARRL represents amateur radio to the FCC and the world, advocating for spectrum protection and speaking on behalf of the community.

To receive more information about membership or obtaining a Ham radio operator license please complete the form below.

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