Course Preregistration

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Before you make your course selection(s), you need to know there are three classes of amateur radio license that you can receive, Technician, General and Amateur Extra.  To receive a Technician license you must pass the FCC Element 2 exam.  To receive a General license you must pass Elements 2 and 3, and to become an Extra you must pass Elements 2, 3 and 4.  So it is best to start with a Technician class first, and work your way up.  Morse Code is rather an optional skill that will increase your ability to communicate.  But like learning a musical instrument it takes a lot of time an practice, but once learned is something you'll have for life.

Throughout 2020 and 2021 we held all classes via Zoom for obvious reasons.  Though we have use of our club house at present, new variants to the COVID-19 are always a possibility.  So everyone who plans to take any of our 2023 course should be equipped and ready to participate using Zoom. 

Sunday Technician and General classes will be held 1:00pm till 4:30pm and will be held on 6 weekends, skipping conflicts with holidays and possibly weekends with club house conflicts as well. Should we hold a Morse Code class, it will most likely be 4, one hour sessions per week, 6pm-7pm with the same new letters being featured at all 4 classes.  This is done because we realize that not everyone will be able to attend all classes, and we do not want missing one class to cause anyone to drop out.  The duration of our Morse Code classes are always indefinite, as it depends on the progress and enthusiasm of our students.  Morse Code is a wonderful tool for the ham radio operator.  But its a bit like learning a musical instrument.  It takes time, know how, and a whole lot of practice.  We can't make you practice, but this course will give you the know how to get started. 

Meanwhile we will be offering an Amateur Extra Class for the again this summer.  It will be held week nights, Wednesdays from 6:30pm till 9:00pm and will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesdays.  As we continue to develop or presentation for this course, adjustments may be necessary.  The goal is to cover all relevant topics, and every single test question, while making the class fun and interesting.         

We hope to hold meetings at our club house with options to make all classes available on Zoom. 

I therefore suggest you plan to view all classes via Zoom, so you are prepared regardless.  If this changes we will email you notice of same.  The bottom line is that one way or possibly two ways, our classes will be available to you.    

Classes may be posted to the web in the event you miss one.