One of the passions of HAM Radio is Advancing Radio Science and Technology
The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is the standard for applied theory and practical information concerning the fundamentals of radio electronics, circuit design and equipment, radio signal transmission and propagation, antennas, construction practices, and much more. Each chapter is filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are practical, hands-on projects for all skill levels, from simple accessories and small power supplies, to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.
The Western Amateur Radio Assoication has it's own ARRL VEC Team.
WARA offers Testing for all Classes of Amateur Licensing. For the current 2016 testing schedule please visit WARA VEC where you can view or download the schedule. The Western Amateur Radio Association has enjoyed an increase in membership as a direct result of having its own VEC team and offering testing. WARA has its meeting the first Monday of each month at the Sizzler Resteraunt in Fullerton, so please come by and join us.