Technician Ham Radio Classes!
Also Upgrades to General and Extra
Ever thought about becoming an Amateur Radio Operator?
What is Amateur (Ham) Radio? It's a service and a hobby!
A service to your fellow neighbors and countrymen during times of disaster, and a hobby for you!
Want to have communications in times of disaster when ALL else fails?
Want to have the fun of talking with others like yourself around the world, free?
Want to talk with the International Space Station orbiting around the world?
Want to bounce your signal off of the moon back to earth and make contact with others doing the same thing?
Want to have great local communications?
Want to learn basic and communications electronics?
It's never too late! Become an Amateur Radio Operator!
Just bought that cool ham two way radio? By FCC rule, you MUST obtain a license!
Please DO NOT TRANSMIT on the ham bands without one!
Getting your license is easy and we welcome new hams with open arms!
are FREE but the test is typically $14.00 and
you must obtain only the Gordon West technician license manual,
which is approximately $20.00-25.00.
BE SURE IT IS THE CURRENT ONE! IT MUST HAVE THESE DATES:
It is available locally in Boise at RJM Electronics or on line.
This manual is always useful, even after you pass the test because it contains
a great amount of reference material that never goes out of date.
Classes are being taught by Tom Mattus WA9WSJ, Diane Tuderios KE7HHW & Ron Schinnerer KC7RS
We are also part of a Volunteer Examiner group, (VE's), with the W5YI team and can provide testing after your classes.
Classes are not on a regular
schedule due to the fluctuating amount of student sign up
and are typically not held during summer months.
However, if you have a very interested group that wants a class, contact me and let's see what we can put together!
For further information email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back here as I'll be adding more info!
EMAIL me here or KE7HHW@msn.com
PLEASE REMEMBER WE ONLY USE THE GORDON WEST
BOOKS FOR CLASS,
AVAILABLE ON LINE OR AT RJM COMPUTERS 4524 W. OVERLAND RD. BOISE.
BE SURE TO GET THE CURRENT VERSION:
GENERAL 2015-2019 (WILL CHANGE IN JULY TO A NEW BOOK)
For those who wish to study on line, here is a link to the question pools:
To practice the online testing, pick one of these links:
There are no doubt more, www.google.com is your friend!
License Class and Testing Information
are three types of ham licenses and must be taken in the following order:
CLASS, to obtain this you must pass a 35 question test, (26 correct, 74%).
The test consists of questions pertaining to operating rules and regulations and a small amount of electronic theory.
After passing this test, you gain a certain amount of on the air operating privileges, as indicated in the license manual.
CLASS, again there is a 35 question test, (26 correct, 74%), which involves more
theory and rules.
After passing this test, you gain more operating privileges.
CLASS, this is a 50 question test, (37 correct, 74%), and is the highest of all
It gives you all possible ham radio operating privileges in the USA.