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Ham Radio

Welcome to the
Rockford Area Ham Radio Page 

There are a lot of ham radio operators in the Rockford and surrounding areas.
It is pretty simple to get a license, scroll down for more information.

Testing is temporarily suspended in the Rockford area.
But there are a few testing sessions that are held nearby.

Ham Radio License TESTING
Find Testing Sites in Illinois:

The next nearby testing is: Woodstock IL

EXAM SESSION is on: 11/15/2022

Sponsor: McHenry County Wireless Assoc
Date: Nov 15 2022
Time: 7:00 PM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)
Contact: Steven C. Maresso
(847) 477-3518
Location: Free Methodist Church
934 N Seminary Ave
Woodstock IL 60098-2953


Note: Monitor the 146.520 simplex frequency!
(National 2 meter calling)

  • 147.195 with a 114.8 PL and a + offset
  • 146.610 repeater   with a 114.8 PL tone and a   – offset
  • 147.375 repeater   with a 100.0 PL tone and a   + offset
  • 147.000 repeater  with a 114.8 PL tone and a + offset
  • 147.3900 repeater with a 114.8 PL tone and a + offset

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