The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society K4TLH.net will sponsor an Amateur Radio Technician License Class on Saturday, November 4th 2017. The class will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (with a VE Exam Session following the class) and 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. Morse code is no longer required for an Amateur Radio License. There is no charge for the class. The VE Testing Session for all License Classes will follow the class.
Please bring a photo id for the testing session.
Before you take the VE License Exam, you need to sign up for a FCC FRN Number FCC FRN Registration. Follow the link and click on “New User Register”, it will ask for your SSN one time during registration. The FCC FRN number 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 Number when you come to the License Class on November 4th!
Interested students should order/borrow a copy of the current ARRL License Manual (Technician) and review the material and question pool before the class meets on November 4th. The License Manual may be ordered online directly from the ARRL* ARRL License Manual for $29.95, or 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). 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…the ARRL also has recently started an on-line exam review. 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”.
For more information contact Phil Ashler N4IPH@ARRL.net.