FCC Reference Number Application
The FCC has created an alternative to using a Social Security number for all applications and business with the FCC. One is created for you when you apply for an amateur radio license for the first time. Dealing with the FCC, even searching the database for your license, will be faster if you have this number, as well as preserving privacy. This number may be used in place of a Social Security number on the application for your license.
FCC License Search
Radio licenses of all types are now kept in an online database, maintained by the FCC. The Universal Licensing System is relatively easy to use to locate your license or the license of anyone else you know.
Chesapeake Bay Radio Association, Inc. Test Dates
Chesapeake Bay Radio Association, Inc. holds licensing exams in Rising Sun, MD, as well as providing club membership and services to five counties in Maryland.
Local Amateur Radio organizations:
Christiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CARES)
The Christiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CARES) group is an organization of dedicated volunteer Amateur Radio operators supporting Christiana Care Health System and the surrounding community in New Castle County Delaware
First State Amateur Radio Club
First State Amateur Radio Club is a Delaware amateur radio club that has been active since 1953. They are the primary organizers of New Castle County's annual Ham Radio Field Day activities.
Delaware Repeater Association
The Delaware Repeater association maintains five repeaters in the New Castle area, in the two meter and 70 centimeter bands. The .70 and .73 machines have historically been very active. Band and offset information is available on their website.
National Amateur Radio organizations:
Amateur Radio Relay League
The Amateur Radio Relay League is the largest amateur radio association in the nation. They provide services ranging from training and licensing to advocacy to coordination of emergency and community events to news and magazines of interest to amateur radio and lincensed hams. They are also the primary coordinator in the United States with NASA for scheduled classroom contacts with the International Space Station.
The W5YI group offers numerous resources for getting your license, including links to classes, exam locations around the nation (including N3UZ's), and the best study materials available for amateur radio, by Gordon West. They also offer links to get a vanity call sign and information about getting a commercial radio license.