When Congress passed Title 47 - Telecommunications - Part 97 - Amateur Radio Service,
administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), it provided for the
development of a trained, licensed Amateur Radio Service to be available during times of
emergency (SUBPART E - Providing Emergency Communications.)
Part 97 also provides for the administration of instructional Amateur Radio Classes and
Testing through the Volunteer Examiners Program (SUBPART - F Qualifying Examination
To comply with these requirements SCCARC is affiliated with the American Radio Relay
League (ARRL) and its Volunteer Examiner Program. Teaching materials that conform to
FCC requirements are obtained from the ARRL. SCCARC has a certified Volunteer Examiner
Team consisting of a large number of our licensed members.
Classes for all levels of Amateur Radio Licensing will be offered by SCCARC as needed.
Those interested in initial or advanced classes should contact the Club Training Coordinator.
The facilities available, at the time, for the Class and/or examination session will determine
any limit to class size (Part 97 - Subpart F 97 - 309 (a).) If a limit must be imposed, the
following priority ranking will be used to assign class and/or examination participation:
1. Residents of
2. Residents of Kings
It must be emphasized that participation in a class by a non-resident does not include
membership in SCCARC. Membership is restricted by Sun City Center Community
Association (SCCCA) rules and as defined in the Community Association approved SCCARC
To schedule an exam, contact VE Bob Goldberg WA4M