the New or Potential Amateur Radio Operator
the New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service
(NYC-ARECS) is made up of amateur radio operators who are
trained and dedicated to providing radio communications during
emergencies--we are also interested in the art and science of
amateur (ham) radio in general. Many Members of our team have
been radio operators for several decades and also belong to other
associations and radio clubs. Our Members also belong to national
organizations and are some are Life Members of national Amateur
Radio organizations. Our meetings include not only emergency oriented
topics, but topics related to Amateur Radio technology in general.
is made up of people with diverse interests that share a common
bond, Amateur Radio. We have members that have or do currently
work in many different professions including medicine, science,
the military, the humanities, civil service, public safety, engineering,
education, telecommunications, non-profits, finance, etc. In addition
to English, NYC-ARECS members fluently speak the following foreign
Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, German, Arabic and Yiddish.
you do have an FCC license and you are a NYC resident, then you
can join us.
you do NOT have a FCC license but are interested in obtaining
one, we can help!
can provide you with training materials, guidance, encouragement,
and a date and place for you to take your test. Several of our
Members are also FCC Volunteer Examiners who are accredited
staff that are qualified to provide the test necessary for you
to become a licensed Amateur Radio operator.
you should know about becoming a new Amateur radio operator:
1) The FCC
test pool questions and study materials are available online
2) The test costs less than $20.00
3) No Morse code is required
4) An entry level Amateur Radio can cost less than $75.00
5) You will be joining a hobby of a lifetime!