Those of us that are licensed are often referred to as “Hams” or “Ham Radio Operators.” The reasons often given for this label are mostly speculative, but the label stuck and we have accepted it.
You don’t have to have a Ham (FCC) license to join the club, nor do you have to join the club to attend meetings or other activities. Our members interact with other clubs in the area as well as provide volunteer services to local non-profit organizations.
Our meetings combine presentations on topics likely to be of interest to members as well as project work to improve our equipment.
If you are interested in getting an FCC license we’ll help. Of course our membership includes students, but it also includes Associate Members from the community that provide experience, resources, and mentoring.