Ham Radio Class Information Page by N6JLG (Jim)

Jim Teaching


New Classes Starting in September 2018

A six-week class series in Southern California is beginning in both Highland and Redlands. Each class will cover 1 or 2 Subelements or sections of the test question pool. Attending all six classes can help you learn how to pass the FCC test and become an Amateur Radio Operator (ham radio).

  • Highland: Every Thursday - 9/6, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 (no class on 9/13)
  • Redlands: Every Tuesday - 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

Map to the Highland Classroom

Map to Highland Classroom

Enroll Here before 9/10

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Or you can e-mail the instructor directly at: n6jlg@arrl.net


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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Flyers for Upcoming Classes:

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Highland and Redlands California Class for September through October 2018

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