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Due to State and City Executive Orders, group gatherings and nonessential activities are banned until April 30, 2020. If these are not extended, we will resume exams on May 2, 2020, pending reopening of Jacksonville Public Libraries.
If you register for an exam, you will be notified of any changes. This website will also be updated with the latest information, including any new dates and locations.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00 PM
Pablo Creek Library
13295 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Saturday, June 6, 2020 Time TBA
IT Pro Camp
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32216
You will need need an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for your application
• 1A) If you have an Amateur(Ham) or GMRS Licence, you already have one. It can be found on your license or you can search for it below.
• 1B) If you do not have an FRN, you will have to create one. Make sure you use your LEGAL NAME and do not use NICKNAMES
There are two methods to get an FRN:.
Get An FRN Method 1
(Easier way, but may stop working)
a) Enter SSN without dashes
b) Choose a password with a mixture of letters, numbers, and a capital letter or special character
Get An FRN Method 2
(New way but takes longer)
a) Register in CORES
b) Verify your email and then log in
c) Apply for an FRN
• 2) Once you have an FRN, click register.Register
Classes are offered by various groups every few months or when a group requests one.
Clay ARES offers a Ham Cram in Jacksonville and Orange Park. Please visit http://zero2licensed.com/ for more information and the current schedule. You do not need to take the class to take any of our exams.
We encourage you to be a guest at any of the monthly meetings at any club. Visit each club to see what matches your interests.
Beaches Amateur Radio Society (BARS)
North Florida Amateur Radio Society (NOFARS)
Orange Park Amateur Radio Club (OPARC)
Jacksonville RANGE Association (RANGE)
Duval Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Clay Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
A list of repeaters is maintained by Jim Keeley W1JJK on QRZ. This includes a printable list and a CHIRP file to program your radio. Please visit https://www.qrz.com/db/w1jjk for more information.
The following are ham radio nets in the Jacksonville area. Some are accessible worldwide through EchoLink.
|Name||Day and Time||Frequency|
|SKYWARN||1st Sunday 6:00 PM||146.700*|
|Clay ARES||Sundays 7:30 PM||146.925*|
|Ladies Net||Last Sunday 8:00PM||146.700*|
|Test and Tune/Slip and Slide||Sundays 9:00 PM||28.430 USB|
|BARS Net||Mondays 7:30 PM||145.350*|
|Wacky Wing Ding (10m)||Mondays 7:00 PM||28.390|
|Wacky Wing Ding (2m)||Mondays 8:00 PM||146.700*|
|Nassau Fun Net||Mondays 8:00 PM||147.000*|
|Ladies Net||3rd Tuesday 7:30PM||146.700*|
|Trivia Traders Net||Tuesdays 8:00 PM||144.225 USB|
|Duval ARES||Wednesdays 7:30 PM||146.700*|
|Nassau ARES||Thursdays 7:30 PM||147.000*|
|Thursday Night Get Together||Thursdays 7:30 PM||146.550 Simplex|
|Georgia Tech Net||Fridays 8:00 PM||146.700*|
|Saturday Night Net||Saturdays 7:30 PM||146.460 Simplex|
A handout is given at exams with information for new hams which includes local clubs, repeaters, and nets. This is maintained by Jim Keeley W1JJK on QRZ. Please visit https://www.qrz.com/db/w1jjk to view the handout.