So You Want To Be A Ham

click to visit PARA WebsitePhilippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) conducts an orientation seminar for individuals who are interested in getting into amateur radio.

Date: CLICK HERE (saturday)
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM 
Location: 5th Floor NTC Multipurpose Hall, Quezon City

The seminar is also a requirement to be able to secure a Certificate of Attendance before filing for examination.

Limited seats only. Contact the PARA Secretariat to reserve your slot.

Philippine Amateur Radio Association
5F NTC Building, BIR Road, Diliman, Quezon City

HF: 7.095 MHz
VHF: 144.740 MHz -600 kHz PL 100

Q. How much?
A. 300 pesos. The seminar is free; this amount covers the printing expenses of the Handbook and the Certificate.

Q. What can I receive?
A. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a must-have Handbook titled "So You Want To Be A Ham".

Q. What's next after I've attended the seminar?
A. You are now qualified to take Class C or Class D Amateur Radio Operator's Licensure Exam conducted by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Special Candidates – A registered Electronics Engineer or a holder of a valid commercial first radiotelephone operator certificate is qualified to hold an amateur Class “B” provided he shall pass the examination for element II without undergoing the examination for Class “C”. Similarly, a holder of a valid first/or second class commercial radiotelegraph radio operator certificate shall be required to pass the examination for element II only.

Q. What are the General Qualifications for Examinees?

A. 1.) A citizen of the Philippine or a citizen of other countries that provide the same privilege extended to Filipino nationals in their country as far as examination is concerned.

2.) At least twelve (12) years old for Class A, B and C. For Class D, the minimum age shall be nine (9) years old provided there is an affidavit of parental consent.

3.) Ability to transmit and/or receive messages either in Filipino, English, or any of the Philippine languages.

Q: How can I file an application for the Class C or Class D examination?
A: I suggest you coordinate with the PARA Secretariat for guidance and assistance with the application process. This will ensure your convenience and a smoother application experience.

Q. What are the requirements for filing an examination application?
A. For details on the required submissions, download the Application Form for Amateur Radio Operator's Exam.

For more information, visit the PARA website:

Revised Amateur Radio Regulations (a must-read)
NTC MC No. 03-08-2012


Element 2: Rules and Regulations

Element 3: Electrical and Electronics Principles and Concepts

Element 4: Amateur Radio Practice

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