Thorough ham training and exams in 2018

Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) together with Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN) are now taking sign-ups for all 2018 ham radio license training.  All training sessions, seminars, and exams are in Concord, CA on Thursday evenings for 2 hours except for the first session of each License Class and exams which run 1/2 hour longer.  The training classes are spread over multiple weeks and are not the “ham cram” variety.

Sign up by emailing HamRadioClass@gmail.com.  You will receive an auto response that is the registration form.  Use Reply, complete the form, and return it to HamRadioClass@gmail.com.

There is no cost for the training sessions but you must pre-register.  Do not show up without registering because you will need to download the class lesson to attend.  The correct ARRL text book may be available at the first training session for about $30 (price subject to change) or you may purchase it yourself beforehand.

Complete ham class schedules and times can be found at http://www.mdarc.org/activities/education/Classes.

  • Training for Technician class license, the first ham license level, starts Jan 11 for 7 weeks.
  • Exam for all license classes on Mar 1. There is a nominal cost for this.
  • Amateur Radio “Getting On The Air” skills seminar starts Mar 8 for 2 weeks.
  • Training for General class license starts Mar 22 for 8 weeks.
  • Exam for all license classes on May 24.  There is a nominal cost for this.
  • Amateur Radio “Getting On The Air HF” follow-up for the General class on May 31.
  • Training for Amateur Extra class license starts Aug 9 for 10 weeks.
  • Exam for all license classes on Oct 18.  There is a nominal cost for this.

License testing is also done most months just before the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club meetings.  See MDARC’s Licensing page at http://www.mdarc.org/activities/license-testing  for details & exceptions.

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