License Classes and Training

Amateur Radio License Classes:

PEARL provides classes to enable people to pass the amateur radio license exams required by the FCC. Classes are held for beginners hoping to obtain their Technician class license. Other classes are for Technicians wanting to upgrade to the General class and General class operators wanting to upgrade to Amateur Extra class. Several PEARL members are certified as VEs by the ARRL so that PEARL can have license exams scheduled through out the year.

To inquire about classes or test sessions, use the CONTACT FORM and select "License Classes" as the category.

Upcoming Classes and Test Sessions:

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • Field Day 2019


    Once again PEARL will be participating in ARRL's Field Day event. Field day is an event where the objective is to work as many other amateur radio stations in the United States and Canada. Field day is most likely the single largest emergency preparedness drill in the country. PEARL will also be conducting a VE Session Saturday morning for those who want to take an exam for their amateur radio license. For more information regarding the VE Session use the contact form and choose the "License Classes" category.

    This year PEARL will be operating from Sycamore Park in Mahopac, see map below.  PEARL will be operating under the K2PUT callsign.


Emergency Communications:

PEARL members are expected to pass FEMA self-study courses is100b, is200b, and is700a. These classes are the introduction to the Incident Management System. Other FEMA self study courses are also desirable for members to complete (for example is3 and is271). The ARRL also provides courses for emergency communications.

The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services offers Radiological Monitoring and Radiological Decontamination courses to PEARL members. These courses are needed since PEARL RACES members form the emergency radiological monitoring field teams used by the county.

Upcoming Training Events: