Ham Radio Class Information Page by N6JLG (Jim)

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New Technician Class in Riverside California May 11 and 18, 2019

There is a two-session class in Riverside on May 11 and on 18 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be held the church at 5950 Serendipity Road, Riverside 92509. Each class will cover half of the topics so you need to attend both sessions. This can help you learn how to pass the FCC test and become an Amateur Radio Operator (ham radio).

New General Class in Riverside California May 11 and 18, 2019

There is a two-session class in Riverside on May 11 and on 18 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be held the church at 5950 Serendipity Road, Riverside 92509. Each class will cover half of the topics so you need to attend both sessions. This can help you learn how to pass the FCC test and upgrade your Amateur Radio Operator license.

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Do You Have A Room?

We are always looking for a location to offer these ham licensing classes. Do you have access to a room we can use? This could be in a training room, break room, board room, classroom, or any good place to learn.

There needs to be some seating room and chairs for those attending the class. It also helps if there is some way to show a PowerPoint presentation. This could be a large TV or a projector and screen. It also helps if there is a white board or a chalk board to allow the instructor to include illustrations that can help those attending understand the new concepts.


There are many ways to learn how to be an Amateur Radio Operator or Ham Operator

Find a partner. Learning a new skill works best if you have someone to share it with.

  • Weekend Crash Course
    • Learn how to pass the test in two or three days
    • Forget everything by Monday
    • This works and gets you licensed but you don't really learn much about being a ham. After you get your license and a radio, you learn by experience. The school of hard knocks can be tricky and embarasing.
  • Weekly Series of Classes
    • Takes longer, usually about six weeks
    • Requires a little more effort and study to remember everything for the test
    • This works and gets you licensed and you have time to learn something about being a ham. After you get your license and a radio, you have some knowledge but you still learn by experience.
  • Long Term Personal Training
    • Takes much longer, possibly more than a year
    • Requires a lot more effort and study because you are being totally trained as an amateur radio operator
    • This works and helps you become a proficient ham before you even take the test. However, most people don't want to take this much time and effort before they even get a license.
  • Self Study
    • This is the most flexible and yet most hazardous
    • If you continue to study and learn this can be very successful. However, too many people start but never finish this task
    • No one is there to help you. No one can answer your questions. No one is there to encourage you and keep you moving forward
    • If you choose to self-study, please find a ham that is willing to help you learn. Someone willing to help new hams (or prospective hams) is called an "Elmer"
    • In a class or all alone, the W5YI book (GWTM-18) is very helpful and is available between $20 and $30
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