Local Classes & License Testing

LICENSE EXAM DATES  – Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club W3UU

Location:
        Vietnam Veterans of America, 8000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Hosted by: Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club – W3UU  <<< More Information about testing

If you are seeking your first license and have not previously transacted business with the FCC and do not already possess a Federal Registration Number (FRN), the FCC requires you obtain an FRN in advance of an exam.

 



Technician Class on Zoom

Free Technician Class course on Zoom beginning Thursday, September 9, and running for 7 sessions.   Sessions will start at 6:30 PM, and run 3 hours.  No charge, of course.   These are the classes sponsored by the National Electronics Museum that we have been holding for years.  Please publicize this with your club and anyone you know whom you think would be interested.  Those wishing to sign up should email me at roland.anders@comcast.net.


Preparation Class and Test for FCC Amateur Radio
Technician License

Oct 30, 2021 (0800-1600) – Oct 31, 2021 (0800-1200)
FCC License Testing Oct 31 (1230-1430)

No Charge for the class
There may be up to a $15 FCC License Testing Fee

Come with an open mind, pen and paper. We discourage the use of iPhones, etc. in the class except for emergencies. Please put on vibrate.

A simple calculator can be useful. We will be mailing a small study guide to registrants before the class. Email k3hqi@arrl.net for guide and registration link.

Class is held at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center,
101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

Contact : Ralph Brandt K3HQI 717-885-3063 or ralph.brandt@comcast.net. Pre-registration helps planning but any payment is at the time of testing on Sunday. Please give a phone number where you can be reached in case of bad weather. Upon passing the test an FCC license is usually issued within a week. You will need a government issued photo ID for the testing. If you do not have one contact Ralph for alternatives. *The license fee is determined by the testing team that is independent of the instructor.

PLEASE CONTACT the instructor before the class for a study guide. We expect the student to spend a couple hours studying what we call memory questions. We will cover concepts and technical ones in the class.


Preparation Class and Test for FCC Amateur Radio
Technician License

Nov 6, 2021 (0800-1600) – Nov 7, 2021 (0800-1200)
FCC License Testing Nov 7 (1230-1500)

Inclement Weather Reschedule – TBA

No Charge for the class.

Come with an open mind, pen and paper. We discourage the use of iPhones, etc. in the class except for emergencies. Please put on vibrate.

A simple calculator can be useful. Contact me for pre-class study. Class will be cancelled on Nov 2 if insufficient registration. Note: Class and test session registrations are separate. Do both.

Class is held at the York Township Building
Lower level, back of the building
190 Oak Road, Dallastown PA 17313

Contact: Ralph Brandt K3HQI 717-885-3063 or ralph.brandt@comcast.net

Registration for the class:
https://yorktownshiprec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=28755

Registration for testing session and obtain an FRN.
http://www.w3hzu.com/laurelVEC.php

Note. The FCC is planning to introduce a $35 fee for a license. This is not in effect at this time. (09/18/2021)

Ham Radio is Amateur Radio, FCC Part 97. It is a licensed service. The class is targeted to prepare the student to pass the Technician Class License test which is restricted to frequencies above 28 Mhz. There are many hand held and mobile transceivers available for use in these bands for as low as $35 for Handheld and $100 for Mobiles. There are many repeaters in the area that extend the range of these radios. A ham license is a good tool for a family in times of disaster when land lines and cell phones often are not useable.


 

HAM RADIO CLASS Preparation and Test for
FCC Amateur Radio General License

NOTE: General License is second level license

Dec 4, 2021 (0800-1600) – Dec 5, 2021 (0800-1200)
FCC License Testing Dec 5 (1230-1430)

No Charge for the class.

There may be up to a $15 FCC License Testing Fee. The license fee is determined by the testing team that is independent of the instructor.

Come with an open mind, pen and paper. We discourage the use of iPhones, etc. in the class except for emergencies. Please put on vibrate. A simple calculator can be useful. We will be mailing a small study guide to registrants before the class. Email k3hqi@arrl.net for guide and registration link.

Class is held at the Lancaster County Public Safety
Training Center, 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

Contact : Ralph Brandt K3HQI 717-885-3063 or ralph.brandt@comcast.net. Pre-registration helps planning but any payment is at the time of testing on Sunday. Please give a phone number where you can be reached in case of bad weather. Upon passing the test an FCC license is usually issued within a week. You will need a government issued photo ID for the testing. If you do not have one contact Ralph for alternatives.

Ham Radio is Amateur Radio, FCC Part 97. It is a licensed service. The class is targeted to prepare the student to pass the General Class License test which has privileges on all portions of all Amateur bands.

PLEASE CONTACT the instructor before the class for a study guide. We expect the student to spend a couple hours studying what we call memory questions. We will cover concepts and technical ones in the class.


General Class course on Zoom

I am starting a General Class course on Zoom beginning Thursday, November 5, and running for 9 sessions.  Due to holiday breaks, the course ends Jan 21.   Sessions will start at 6:30, and run 3 hours.  No charge, of course.   These are the classes sponsored by the National Electronics Museum that we have been holding for years.  Please publicize this with anyone you know whom you think would be interested.  Those wishing to sign up should email me at roland.anders@comcast.net.

Thanks, Rol, K3RA

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