Technician Class in a Weekend
Amateur Radio Technician Class Jan 14 &15th 8-4 pm provided by www.facebook.com/keyscares or keyscares.net Testing at 5 PM Sunday provided by FKARC.net Class room provided by Mote Marine at Summerland Key RSVP Send an email to KA2BYU@keyscares.net Student Required commitments and costs: Packing a lunch is encouraged.
- You must:
- Bring A Copy of your drivers license or state ID for testing documentation.
- Apply for, receive and bring with you your FRN from the FCC
- Bring a Basic Scientific Calculator that you are familiar with for the test. It should be a scientific calculator capable of basic math, Trigonometry, Square root functions. An example is the TI 30 basic scientific calculator is available from many office supply stores or on line. ($10-20). YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE YOUR PHONE OR A PROGRAMABLE CALCULATOR FOR THE TEST!!!
- Bring a desire to learn and to ask the instructor for clarification if you do not understand something that has been studied or taught. The classes will be a chance to answer any confusion you may have, but you must cover the subject on your own first and have specific questions when you come to class. This class is targeted at passing the test. Do not be fearful of the material that confuses you, it will be easy to understand in the class. We will review each section but we can focus on an area someone is having a problem.
- The Technician License exam (aka element 2) will be given at the end of the 2 day class series. You must pass the 35 Question multiple choice test (28 correct answers) to receive your license. There are online study aids and practice tests available for free at: ARRL Online Exam Review (http://arrlexamreview.appspot.com/); HamTestOnline.com (https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/); HamExam.org (https://hamexam.org/); HamStudy.org (https://hamstudy.org/); eHam.net (https://www.eham.net/exams/). Free is good, repetitive self testing is great aid to success. At a cost, but with review and reasons of why an answer is wrong there is Ham Test Online https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/index.html.
- On Line Classes: Dave Kessler's Technician Class Ham License – On-Line Help for Your Self Study (https://dcasler.com/ham-radio/training/)
- Possible expenses: The cost of taking the test may be as high as $14 due on test day. A calculator estimated at $20 if you don’t have it. The Ti-30 was under $10. A Book at $32 depending on new or used. An FCC fee of $35 after you pass the required test. For Amazon purchases; please check into Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-4497208) to contribute, at no cost to you, to the KeysCARES group. Please be sure you have the latest Manual, ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 5th edition. Spiral version is cheaper and easier to use. Looking forward to meeting Y'all, Bill KA2BYU 305-745-2219 Alternates manuals are: KB6NU No-Nonsense Study Guides by KB6NU. The Technician guide is available as a free pdf e-book and well known Gordon West Radio School. All can be purchased at Amazon but I will be following ARRL's this time.