Classes meet over two sessions (Saturday & Sunday) and will cover all of the information needed to pass your FCC Amateur Radio Technician 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 Technician 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) Be advised, HRO is consolidating its Sunnyvale location with it’s Oakland location by the end of March.
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.
Special Sessions may 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 on group classes.
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 email@example.com
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, you get your FRN right then and there, and process only takes a couple of minutes.
Without an FRN you will need to use your Social Security number on the license application.
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) http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home and find out what your new call sign is after passing your exam.
Thank you for choosing me as your instructor for your first step in your journey, and welcome to the amazing world of Amateur Radio.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.