Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club

Get Licensed

Although an Amateur Radio license is required to transmit on the Amateur bands, there is no license requirement to join VOMARC or participate in any of our events. In fact, it's encouraged!

But when you are ready to take the next step here are some resources to help you learn what you need to pass your Amateur Radio exam and where you can take the test right here in the valley.

Ham Classes

No known Amateur Radio license classes are starting in the near future. Check the Sonoma County Radio Amateurs or the Benicia Amateur Radio Club sites as they have offered classes in the past.

If no in-person classes are available you can always study on your own! In addition to the popular ARRL study guides there are also a few online tools that might be useful including Ham Study.

Brush up on your studied material by taking practice tests online for free at QRZ.com.

VE Sessions

Saturday, July 27 and October 26, 2024

Sponsor: Valley of the Moon ARC
Time: 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM if there is enough demand (Reservations required)
Contact: Elizabeth Morris-Mowrey (N6LY)
Email: n6ly.emm (at) gmail.com
Location: Sonoma Police Station EOC Room
175 1st Street West, Sonoma
April only: First Congregational Church of Sonoma
252 W Spain Street, Sonoma

For Exams at other locations check the ARRL website.

Candidate Requirements:

COVID-19 Requirements

To ensure the health and safety of all applicants and examiners, the following requirements also apply.

Why Test With Us?

Every candidate who takes an FCC examination with VOMARC is entitled to a free year's worth of membership in the club, regardless of whether you pass or not! Each applicant is also provided with a welcome kit of some helpful information on how to get started on their Amateur Radio adventure.