Membership in the River City ARCS is open to any licensed amateur radio operator or anyone interested in amateur radio, shortwave listening, electronics or similar interests.
Link to membership application, renewal and updates

River City ARCS Member Pages

River City ARCS Life Members

  • W6DFG - Clarence Arndt
  • KD6WTY - Bob Balthrope (SK)
  • KE6EST - Mary Anne Balthrope (SK)
  • K6FO - Norm Brooks (SK)
  • W6FT - Chuck Freas (SK)
  • KF6IZU - Kay Hankins
  • WO6J - Ken Hall
  • N6ICW - Chris Huber
  • WB6YLK - Dave Martin
  • Marie Martin
  • KP4MD - Dr. Carol Milazzo
  • N6WR - Armond Noble (SK)
  • W6AWS - Andy Stephens
Annual Aufranc Memorial Award
  • 2020 Bob Woodward N6PGQ
  • 2019 Kevin Hooke KK6DCT
  • 2018 Vince Cracchiolo KI6NHP
  • 2017 Phil Sittner KD6RM
  • 2016 Marie & Dave Martin WB6YLK
  • 2015 Ken Martin KE6RMN
  • 2014 Carol Milazzo KP4MD
  • 2013 Chris Huber N6ICW
  • 2012 Mary Anne Balthrope KE6EST
  • 2011 Paul Grose N6DRY
  • 2010 Chuck Freas W6FT
  • 2009 Andy Stephens W6AWS

Past River City ARCS Presidents

  • 2020- Kevin Hooke KK6DCT
  • 2019-20 Paul McIntyre KC5JAX (SK)
  • 2018 Dave Martin WB6YLK
  • 2017 Ed Siegner WA6QYO
  • 2015-16 Bob Woodward N6PGQ
  • 2012-14 Carol Milazzo KP4MD
  • 2007-11 Andy Stephens W6AWS
  • 2006 Gary Hayes KG6SMX
  • 2004-5 Dale Hankins AD6CT
  • 2003 Chuck Freas W6FT
  • 2001-02 Dale Hankins AD6CT
  • 1999-2000 Phil Menard N6ZVA
  • 1997-98 Roy Rudebaugh KD6LLE
  • 1996 Phil Menard N6ZVA
  • 1995 Mike Stickney KM6PX
  • 1993-94 Phil Menard N6ZVA
  • 1992 Whit Woodard KI6WB
  • 1991 Al Thearle WB6RUU
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982 Dave Martin WB6YLK
  • 1981 Dean Hildebrand W6WAH
  • 1980 Frank Dix KA6ADR
  • 1979 Tony Assenza WB6HYQ
  • 1978 Eugene Brower WB6YRL
  • 1977
  • 1976 Lyle Aufranc WA6RPB
  • to be continued....
We remember those who are now Silent Keys

Get Your Amateur Radio License

Before you go on air, you need to be licensed and know the rules. The Federal Communications Commission grants Amateur Radio licenses in the United States to individuals who successfully pass a multiple choice written exam at a Volunteer Exam (VE) session. The FCC currently issues three levels of amateur radio license: Technician, General and Amateur Extra.

Each license exam contains multiple choice questions selected from lists that are published online at Many individuals prepare for an exam session using self-study license manuals and online practice exams. From time to time, license preparation courses are offered that cover the exam material over several weeks. "Ham-Cram" sessions are also popular, where a several hours' review class of exam questions and answers is immediately followed by a license exam session.

Licensing, Education and Training

Amateur Radio License Class Announcements

Online Amateur Radio License Courses and Practice Tests

KEØOG Online Licensing Courses

Technician Video Course
General Video Course
Amateur Extra Course

Ham Academy

Practice Exams

HamRadio Testing Easy Audio Flashcard Videos

The Technician Exam Playlist (07-01-2018 to 06-30-2022 Question Pool)
The General Exam Playlist (07-01-2019 to 06-30-2023 Question Pool)
The Amateur Extra Exam Playlist (07-01-2020 to 06-30-2024 Question Pool)

Amateur Radio License Exam Sessions - Check with exam teams below to see if affected by COVID-19 Pandemic.

Free complimentary club membership for the balance of the current calendar year is offered to first time hams newly licensed ONLY by the following three Volunteer Examiner teams.  Apply on our membership application page.

COVID-19 Remote Video Sessions: If you cannot find an in-person exam session in your area or if you would rather take the test via a remote video-supervised online session, you can search for online examination dates here: Click on the box “Show online” to only display the list of upcoming remote video sessions.

For information on testing, preparation and study materials, see: