Learn more about amateur radio and how it works. Looking for a class? The ARRL maintains a searchable list of classes. When you’re ready, MCARC offers testing once a month.


The Amateur Radio Service is composed of radio operators who are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). These operators must pass a written examination on their knowledge of telecommunications and technical skills in the operation of radio equipment.

Amateur radio operators are proud of their accomplishments and learning, and we enjoy helping others learn about this fun, engaging, and useful hobby.

Field Day

Field Day is an annual event each summer where people interested in ham radio can see how amateur radio works. When you visit our next Field Day, perhaps you’ll be able to get on the air and make a contact hundreds or even thousands of miles away!

Mason County Fair

Every year, we are pleased to demonstrate what we do at the Mason County Fair.

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