Do you want to be a Ham?

If you are interested and want to be a Ham, you may join our Quarterly General Membership meeting to be announced in this website or in our Facebook group. If you are interested further, you may apply for membership. We will be conducting Orientation Seminars for new applicants from time to time. As a new member, you can now participate in all activities of the club.

The NTC conducts Amateur Radio Examinations and the Certificate of Attendance issued to you by CHARL after your participation in the Orientation Seminar, shall be used in applying for said exam. The Club will provide you an examination application form to be filled up. The examination fee is P50.00.

The NTC exam will be conducted in Tagbilaran City. The results will be posted at the NTC website and the CHARL website.

After hurdling the exam, you may now apply for an Amateur Radio Station License (ARSL) or Radio Amateur Operator’s Certificate (RAOC). The license released to you by the NTC shall contain your official Amateur Call Sign.

Even after being issued a Call Sign, a ham’s duty does not end there. It is your duty to maintain your membership with CHARL and attend its activities, renew your ARSL/RAOC before it expires, and most important of all, abide by the Radio Laws, Rules and Regulations promulgated by our government.

A true amateur is considerate, loyal, progressive, friendly, balanced and patriotic.

The Radio Amateur’s Code

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE
…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL
…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), Inc., through which Amateur Radio in the Philippines is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE
…keeps station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach.

FRIENDLY
…operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED
…Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC
…station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

– adapted from the original Amateur’s Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928