Classes meet over two sessions (Saturday & Sunday) and will cover all of the information needed to pass your FCC Amateur Radio General Class license exam. (Click here for Schedule of Classes)
We will be meeting Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. This time includes your license exam on Sunday afternoon.
I use the Gordon West General Class book as the student manual and study guide. Each student is responsible for obtaining this manual before the class begins. Since this is a two-day class, with lots of material to cover, students are expected to read the entire manual before the class begins.
Make notes on any questions you may have as you read through the manual so we can go over them during the class as needed. The manual is not included in the class fee.
Links for purchase of the manual online
Stores that sometimes have copies in stock
HSC Electronic Supply (Sunnyvale)
Ham Radio Outlet (Sunnyvale)
An ARRL Volunteer Examiner team will be there Sunday afternoon to provide the license examinations.
The $15 ARRL-VEC testing fee is not included with the class. Please be sure to have $15 exact change, in cash, on Sunday when you come to class.
The VE team does not accept credit or debit cards of any kind.
Please do not include the examination fee with your class registration.
The Small Print
Each class requires a minimum of 6 students enrolled for it to take place. The minimum number of students must be preregistered at least 5 days before the start date of a class (by 5 pm the Monday before the first day of class) or the class will be canceled.
If the number of registrations drops below the minimum due to student cancellations before the Monday before class, it may be canceled.
In the event of a class cancellation, all student enrollments will be refunded.
Student cancellations after 5 pm the Monday before class will not be refunded. Student cancellations the Monday before class before 5 pm, or earlier, will be refunded.
To enroll in a class, please PayPal the class fee ($35 per person) Be sure to include your full name, which class you are registering for, and your FRN number. (see The FCC section below for more details on FRN numbers)
If I have not received your payment, you are not registered. I will send you a confirmation of registration within 24 hours of receiving payment.
I do not accept checks as payment for classes.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If for some reason you don’t already have an FRN number, I highly recommend creating your account on the FCC Commission Registration System site before registering for a class. They will issue your FRN when you register and it only takes a couple of minutes. https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do
Thank you for choosing me as your instructor for this step in your journey.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.