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Getting Started

From the ARRL's Web page
How to Get Started in Amateur Radio

The ARRL Educational Activities Department (EAD) distributes a New Ham Package that is sent at no cost to you. The material describes Amateur Radio, popular ARRL study guides, and includes a list of your local ham radio clubs, ham radio classes and volunteer examiners in your area. To serve you best, we'd like to know the following when you request an New Ham Package:

- Your First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
- Call Sign (optional)
- Date of Birth, MM/DD/YY
- Street Address
- City, State, Zip, Country
- Phone 1 (day), Phone 2 (evening)

Contact ARRL today for an New Ham Package by any of the following methods:

Telephone Toll-Free:1-800-32-NEW HAM (our New Ham "Hot Line")
Mail:ARRL EAD, 225 Main St,
Newington, CT 06111-1494 USA
Telephone:(860) 594-0301
FAX:(860) 594-0259
ARRL BBS:(860) 594-0306
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(Make sure to include a specific request for the New Ham Package and include your postal address because there is too much material to send via e-mail or fax.)