Technician License Class – June 11

The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will sponsor an Amateur Radio Technician License Class on Saturday, June 11th 2016.  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.  A $15.00 Exam Fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the VE Testing Session following the class.  Please bring a photo id for the testing session. 

Before you take the VE License Exam, you should 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 June 11th!

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 June 11th. 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 (  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 TARS .

(Links for non-electronic version of the flyer)

Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society


ARRL Getting Licensed

ARRL Question Pool 

ARRL Exam Review

ARRL License Manual

NCVEC Question Pool

FCC FRN Registration Technician Pool (Questions and Correct Answers in MP3 Audio Format)

Technician Class Successful

The Technician Class taught by TARS on September 26 was a resounding success. Twelve students attended.

The Technician License Exam following the class yielded eight new Technicians. Two of the students went on to pass the General exam. The remaining two students plan additional studying and will take the exam at the regular VE session in October.

Officers Elected 2015 – 2016

At the June meeting, the following officers were elected to serve from July 2015 to June 2016:

  • President:                           Gerry Gross, WA6POZ
  • Vice-President:                 “Chief” Fusilier, KA5USN
  • Secretary:                            Norm Scholer, K4GFD
  • Secretary:                            Robert Clark, K9K9HVW
  • Board Member at Large:   Stan Zawrotny, K4SBZ