Ham Radio License classes and Test sessions

Here is where we will list training classes and test sessions for those wanting to get their amateur radio licensees, or upgrade their current license.

Classes:

None known at this time


You can also try looking at the ARRL Online Class Finder


Test Sessions:

Applicants must furnish the original and one photocopy of their current license (if any), original of any certificates of successful completion of examination (CSCE) they may hold, positive (photo) identification,  and Licensee ID number (FRN) .

If you are applying for your first license, please go to https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do and obtain a FRN.  The web site is self explanatory and the FRN registration is free.


The entry level Amateur Radio License is the Technician Class:

The privileges of a Technician Class operator license include operating an amateur station that may transmit on channels in any of 17 frequency bands above 50 MHz with up to 1,500 watts of power. To pass the Technician Class examination, at least 26 questions from a 35 question written examination must be answered correctly. Technician Class licensees also have privileges in four amateur service bands in the HF range (3-30 MHz)

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The Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) holds monthly test sessions at their Clubhouse located at 6619 Bellefontaine Rd, Huber Heights Ohio.

Testing for odd numbered months is the 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm and testing for even numbered months is the 3rd Saturday at 10:30 am except in May and December.  See their Licensing Page for more details.

Currently scheduled sessions are:

March 18 2020 CANCELED

April 18 2020 at 10:30 AM

June 20 2020 at 10:30 AM

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The Amateur Radio Exams scheduled for March 18th at  Thesken Hall Miami University-Middletown, Middletown, Ohio. have been CANCELED.  Per this Email from Carl Morgan K8CM:

Sat Mar 14 16:01:28 CDT 2020

The exam, scheduled in Middletown on the evening of March 18, has been
cancelled. Watch for upcoming exams in April and May.

73

Carl

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Hamvention Test Sessions:

Hamvention 2020 has been Canceled


Online Resources:

Practice exams:

You have to take your license exam in person at a Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session, but you can practice using these online systems using the same question pool as VEs use to make up their exams

ARRL      E-Ham.net       QRZ.Com     HamExam.org

Study Guides:

The Question Pools (lists of questions that are used to make up your exam) for the various license classes are on line at the following websites:

ARRL   NCVEC

You can also find study guides, both online and in hardcopy at a variety of places such as:

ARRL    KY4KY.com    QRZ.com    W5YI