Public Service

CMRA is pleased to serve our community in a number of ways.

License Testing

ARRL FCC VE testing for new amateur licenses and upgrades is conducted each third Tuesday evening of the month at 7:00 PM. The testing site is at the Lenoir Woods Community Center, 1 Hourigan Drive, Columbia, MO. Contact the testing coordinator (see info below) to make testing arrangements.

A $15 testing fee is required. Bring a photo ID and a copy of your current license (to leave with us, if you have one).

If you’re interested in testing, contact N0OFJ, Jon, n0ofj(at) (Replace (at) with @ in the e-mail address.)

From time to time we offer classes to help prospective hams get their license. Check the Instruction & Training link on this site for available classes.

Weather Spotting

In the event of severe weather, CMRA and BCARES (Boone County ARES) provide weather spotting service to local officials at Joint Communications and to the National Weather Service. Weather nets are heard on 146.610, PL 127.3.

Communications Services

CMRA has provided communications service for the Frozen Toes bike race conducted by the Columbia Bike Club each February.
For several years CMRA provided communications services for the MS Bike Ride when it was held in the Columbia area each September by the Gateway Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from St. Louis.

Contact us if we can be of service to your organization.