Become a HAM

There's always something new to learn in the world of amateur radio.

Get Licensed

Amateur radio is the original social networking platform. It is available even when the Internet or phone service isn't. There are many aspects to ham radio, including emergency communications (em-comm), electronics, computers, contesting, or just socializing with other people across town or the world. Getting started is easy, and it begins with getting your Technician class license, in the Redding area go to Redding Volunteer Examiners to get started. If you are out of the area go to American Radio Relay League and look up how to get started. It is remarkably easy. There are so many resources to help you along the way.


WARREA hosts classes on different subjects related to HAM radio. The latest class was on Packet Radio, theory, set-up, operation, and ultimate uses in everyday life and Em-comm. These classes are held no charge to the student. If you have an idea for a class, let us know. Do you want to teach a class?  Let us know and we'll make it happen.

Redding ARRL VE Team

The Redding ARRL VE Team provides amateur radio license testing. When you are ready to take your test, visit the VE team's website and find the next testing date. 

Don't forget to pre-register!

Sign up for your test 


The ARRL, American Radio Relay League, is the national association for HAMs in America. They have online question pools, books, and classes that can help you learn more about ham radio.

Visit their website


Dave Casler, KE0OG, has excellent YouTube videos covering all of the information you will need to get your license. A great pairing to exam prep. There are also great instructional videos on every subject under the HAM sun.

Watch on YouTube 


Bentronics is your local electronics and radio store. He has everything you need to get started including books on getting your license and electronics, radios, antennas, and pretty much anything else you need to get on the air.

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