The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will sponsor an Amateur Radio Technician License Class on Saturday, March 22, 2014. the class will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a VE exam session following the class. It will be held at the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive in Tallahassee (near Tom Brown Park). This will be a one-day class, with a short break for lunch. Please bring a brown bag lunch. There is no charge for the class.
Morse code is no longer required for an Amateur Radio License.
A $15.00 Exam Fee will be collected at the beginning of the VE Testing Session following the class. Please bring a photo id for the testing session. TARS also has testing for all class licenses on the first Tuesday of every even numbered month at 7 pm at the Red Cross.
Interested students should order/borrow a copy of the current ARRL License Manual (Technician) with the Exam Practice Software (Windows PC) CD before the class and review the material and question pool before the class meets on March 22nd. The class by itself does not prepare you for the exam. The License Manual may be ordered online directly from the ARRL for $29.95, or from one of the local book stores. A copy of all the current Question Pools (Technician, General and Extra) may be downloaded from ARRL Question Pool or NCVEC Question Pool (NCVEC.org). A summary of the current (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014) Technician Question Pool with CORRECT ANSWERS ONLY may be downloaded & printed from the HandiHam website HandiHam.org Technician Pool.
You may wish to try one of the “on-line” practice exams in addition to the CD software that comes with the License Manual. QRZ-Hamtests is one of the more popular ones available. You can sign up with a free account and it will remember what question areas you need to work on before you take the “real license exam”.
Before you take the VE License Exam, it is recommended that you sign up for a FCC FRN (Federal Registration Number). Follow the link and click on “New User Register,” it will ask for your SSN one time during registration. The FCC FRN is safer than using your SSN when you take VE Exams and complete the paperwork to apply for your FCC Amateur Radio License. Bring this FRN when you come to class. For complete information on how to get an FRN and other licensing details, click on the License Testing tab here on the TARS website.
* ARRL-American Radio Relay League
For more information contact Phil Ashler N4IPH@ARRL.net or (850) 893-2410.
(Links for non-electronic version of the flyer;)
ARRL Question Pool http://www.arrl.org/question-pools
ARRL License Manual http://www.arrl.org/licensing-education-training
NCVEC Question Pool http://ncvec.org/page.php?id=338
FCC FRN Registration http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home
HandiHam.org Technician Pool (Questions and Correct Answers Only) http://handiham.org/local/blind/technician_2010-2014_pool_only_correct_answers.htm