In-person classes meet over two sessions and will cover all of the information needed to pass your FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class license exam.
Due to venue restrictions in-person classes have been suspended.
Special group classes may still be meeting in person.
Online classes meet in the evening twice a week for five weeks over Zoom and will cover all of the information needed to pass your FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class license exam. To supplement the class, a Discord server has been set up to facilitate course communications with the instructor and fellow students. Invitation links for Zoom and Discord will be sent out to students before the class. These are free services to users.
The online course consists of 10, 2 hr. sessions. Because they are short sessions we will not be taking breaks. The sessions will be open 15 minutes prior to class, and we will start promptly.
Classes are scheduled to complete shortly before our in-person exam sessions here in Klamath Falls, OR. For those not local to Klamath Falls, the ARRL provides a listing of other exam sessions.
In-Person classes are currently only available by special arrangement for private groups. Please contact me for details.
I use the ARRL Technician Class License Manual as the student manual and study guide. Each student is responsible for obtaining this manual before the class begins. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters before the class begins. This includes Chapters 1 & 2 before the first session.
Keep in mind, you are reading for familiarity, not a deep understanding of the material. Make notes on any questions you may have as you read through each weeks assignments so we can go over them during the class as needed. You may also post your questions on the Discord server at any time as they come up. The manual is not included in the class fee.
Online Classes: Links to the Zoom meeting and Discord will be provided on confirmation of registration.
In-Person Classes: A link to the discord server will be provided on confirmation of registration.
Discord Server: The Discord server is provided as a resource for those interested in amateur radio unlicensed or licensed. If you would like an invitation to the server without taking a class, please contact me for access.
Purchase the manual online
NEW for Klamath Basin attendees:
I am now stocking the Technician Manual in limited numbers. If you are taking an online or in-person class I may have manuals available for pick-up for $30. Please check in advance for availability and a link for purchase.
If you register less than 2 weeks from the start date and do not have your textbook already we recommend buying from Amazon or HRO as ARRL takes considerably longer to ship.
The $15 ARRL-VEC testing fee is not included with the class. Please be sure to have $15 exact change in cash or a credit/debit card at the exam. Other VEC fees may be different, check before the exam session.
Please do not include the examination fee with your class registration.
The Small Print
Online Classes: Each class requires a minimum of 5 students enrolled for it to take place. The minimum number of students must be pre-registered at least 5 days before the start date of a class or the class may be canceled.
If the number of registrations drops below the minimum due to student cancellations more than 5 days prior to the class start date, it may be canceled. In the event of a class cancellation, all student enrollments will be refunded.
Student cancellations 5 or fewer days before class will not be refunded. Student cancellations more than 5 days before the first day will be refunded.
Special Sessions have different deadlines, usually with more lead time due to logistical and venue commitments. With special group classes, the deadline date will also be the refund deadline meaning, student cancellations after the deadline will not be refunded.
Contact me if you have any questions about group classes.
To enroll in a class, please PayPal** the class fee ($40 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)
** You do not need to have a PayPal account. PayPal is my merchant account processor for credit and debit cards.
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
Along with registering for the class, I highly recommend creating your account with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Commission Registration System site (CORES) https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do before registering for a class.
Once you have set up your account you will be given your FCC Registration Number (FRN). This process is free, and you get your FRN right then and there. The process only takes a couple of minutes.
Your FRN is used on the Amateur Radio license application (Form 605) and having it before you take your license exam speeds up the process. You will also need your FRN to log into the Universal Licensing System (ULS) https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp and find out what your new call sign is after passing your exam.
If you will be testing with the Civil Defense Communications Auxiliary VE group, the group I coordinate, on the third Tuesday of every month, 5-7 PM, you will need your FRN to take the exam. See the Exam page for details.
Thank you for choosing me as your instructor for your first step on your journey, and welcome to the amazing world of Amateur Radio.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
Updated 31 December 2020