In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission grants Amateur Radio licenses. Thousands of people from all walks of life earn
their licenses each year by passing a basic exam. The 35-question, multiple choice exam covers:
■ basic electricity and safety
■ rules and regulations to operate your radio
As a Technician class licensee, you will have privileges on many exclusive Amateur Radio frequencies. These privileges include voice,
digital and television modes or communicating through various satellites carrying Amateur Radio. Morse code is not required for
a Technician class license.

How much does ham radio cost?
Taking a license class sponsored by a local Amateur Radio club is the best way to go, but there are plenty of online courses and instruction materials, too. Once you have your first license, you may find it best to start with simple equipment and build your station over time. You can find a good handheld radio for under $100 and start saying hello to the world!

Classes in Grayson County include
Amateur Radio Technician license class                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sponsored by Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning.  This class is held twice a year.  Held on Saturdays, the class is two sessions long with approximately two weeks between each session.  There is no cost for the class and an electronic copy of the study guide is provided in PDF format at no charge.  There is a license test session held at the end of the second class.  Testing fee is currently $15.00 per person.  Registration is required

Amateur Radio General license class                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sponsered by Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning.  This class is held once a year, in the Fall.  Held on Tuesday evenings, the class is 12 weeks long.  There is no cost for the class and an electronic copy of the study guide is provided in PDF format at no charge.  There is a license test session held at the end of the last class.  Testing fee is currently $15.00 per person.  Registration is required