Becoming a Ham

So you’re interested in becoming a new ham radio operator?  It’s never been easier than it is now.  There are several groups, including Rocky Mountain Ham Radio that specialize in helping individuals become new hams.  If you are looking for study aids we would like to recommend It is a free site with flash cards, learning aids and sample exams.

Currently Rocky Mountain Ham Radio/Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club has a selected venue and a capable team that offers testing for new ham radio licensees.  Please see our Events Calendar for our upcoming license testing sessions. We welcome walk ins during our test sessions, however, if you know you’ll be attending one of our sessions use the “Event Link” on our calendar entry and preregister for the session.  Preregistration is easy and helps our test sessions flow smoothly.

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio/Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club’s Testing Sessions for all license classes:

On one Saturday of each month, during the school year (September through May), we offer computer based testing and electronic filing for lightning fast processing!  Use this link to find the next available test session and preregister for your exam!

Cherry Creek Schools Instructional Support Facility
5416 S Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015
questions contact KB0BS at or 720-635-7930

The other clubs offering testing include:

  • Denver Radio Club
  • ARES Douglas and Elbert Counties VE Team – Tests are usually on the 4th Saturday at 9AM at Pradera Fire Station (6120 Bridle Path Lane, Parker, CO 80134) Contact Randy Reynard at w0rdr[at] for more information and to confirm testing dates! The ARESDEC VE Team is proud to offer computer based testing and electronic filing of test results for quick processing of Amateur Radio Licensing tests from Technician through Extra class. The team has tests regularly scheduled for the 4th week of the month (except where the 4th Saturday conflicts with holiday weekends and in June we hold testing one week earlier to beat the Field Day rush.  The VE team is also available for “special test sessions” in the Southern part of the Denver Metro Area, especially in (but not limited to) Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and El Paso counties, that may serve classes that are finishing up and would like to test while the learning is “fresh”. Three to four weeks advance notice is preferred. We can also accommodate special needs applicants. Contact Randy Reynard, the W5YI “Contact VE” of the team, for details via e-mail:  w0rdr[at]  (Note replace [at] with @).
  • Longmont Amateur Radio Club – Testing, Training Sessions
  • Patriot VE Team Nick Meacher, N3WWE

A schedule of Ham Radio Classes can be viewed at the ARRL’s Web page at

A schedule of Ham Radio Examinations can be viewed at the ARRL’s Web page at

Ham Radio Outlet carries a fine selection of books and learning material.

One on-line site that offer learning tools include This is the sight the we use for our exam sessions

Flash cards for learning are available at for drilling you on the questions that you’re missing.

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