The Frederick Amateur Radio Club would love to help you get started on an exciting new adventure. Using the buttons below use the More Info button to learn what the process is to get licensed. For resources on learning how to study to get your license click on the Resources button.Once you are ready to take the test, you can take the test during one of our quarterly free testing sessions or there are typically a few testing locations within 50 miles every weekend, we can help you find a location to take your test.More InfoResources
Our Club callsign is K3ERM. The FARC traces its roots back to the earlier days of Amateur Radio (1933), when the Frederick Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (FARTS) was formed. Although we are justifiably proud of our FARTS heritage, the Club in later years adopted our present name, which results in a somewhat more polite acronym.
Today, the FARC operates two repeaters in the Frederick area and participates in several public activities. We are affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR). Our Club sponsors a scholarship through the FAR, awarded annually to a deserving young Ham who is pursuing higher educational goals.
We appreciate your interest in our Club, and invite you to browse our web site further to learn more about us, our activities and projects. If you are interested in joining the fun and stimulating hobby of Amateur Radio and at the same time helping our community, please click on the Membership tab at the top of the page. Visit the Activity tab or click here, for a complete schedule of activities, including the FARC monthly meetings.