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.


Greene County License Courses Begin Sunday, 8 September 2019.

Concurrent Technician Class, General Class and Extra Class courses at three different locations. 1900 to approximately  2100 weekly for nine weeks.

Contact w8lly@arrl.net for more information

 GCARES is offering three Amateur Radio license classes starting Sept. 8. The classes will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. each Sunday through Nov. 3. A test for all classes of licenses will be given Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Trustee’s Room at Beavercreek Township Fire Station 61.

The classes are free and Morse Code is no longer required to obtain any amateur radio license.

The classes are supported by the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC), the Upper
Valley Amateur Radio Club (UVARC) and the Xenia Weather Amateur Radio Network (XWARN)
in addition to GCARES.

While students benefit most by attending all class sessions, students who have an
existing commitment which requires missing a class are still encouraged to sign up for the
courses. When students register they should provide a phone number so that they can be
notified of any class changes.

The entry level Technician Class course will be held in the Training Center at the
Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club Clubhouse, Room 1, Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South
East Street in Bellbrook. No experience is required and there is no minimum age required to
earn a Technician Class license.

 For more information about obtaining a license manual for any of the courses please contact D-3 EC Fred Stone, W8LLY, at W8LLY@arrl.net.




You can also try looking at the ARRL Online Class Finder

Test Sessions:

10 November 2019 6:00PM

A test for all classes of licenses will be given Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Trustee’s Room at Beavercreek Township Fire Station 61.


In general:

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)


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:


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

ARRL    KY4KY.com    QRZ.com    W5YI