We’re holding another 4-week course preparing for the FCC Amateur Radio Operator’s License, Technician Level on Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 from 8:00 AM to Noon. There is no cost for the course, which will be taught by Zak Cohen-N6PK with help from Keith Elliott-W6KME. Testing will be offered by CVARC on October 9th. To register, contact Keith-W6KME at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re holding another 4-week course preparing for the FCC Amateur Radio Operator’s License, General Level on Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 from 8:00 AM to Noon.
There is no cost for the course, which will be taught by Bill Willcox-KF6JQO with help from Keith Elliott-W6KME. Testing will be offered by CVARC on August 14th. To register, contact Keith-W6KME at email@example.com.
We’re holding another 4-week course preparing for the FCC Amateur Radio Operator’s License, Technician Level on March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26. The classes will be held on Zoom from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day. A textbook and some study before the first class is required.
There is no cost for the course, which will be taught once again by Zak Cohen-N6PK with help from Keith Elliott-W6KME. Testing will be offered by CVARC on April 10th in-person, conditions permitting. There are many options for online testing as well. Finally, a chance to get your significant others, co-workers and friends into amateur radio! Contact w6kme@CVARC.org for information or signups.
We have dates for the Amateur Extra class, and it’s going to be at the East County Sheriff’s Station! After nearly two years of doing everything virtually we’ll finally be back to in-person instruction.
The classes will be Saturday mornings from 8:00 A.M. to noon on January 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Because so many people have been asking, we’re having a second Technician’s License class this year. It will be on Zoom again, starting the last Sunday in August with a short orientation meeting, then four Sunday afternoons in September. We’ll be using the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 4th Edition (Technician Level) https://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual/ which is available from the ARRL as well as other sellers.
Zak Cohen-N6PK, is teaching our annual Amateur Radio License Course, Technician’s Level for 2021. This is the license that is the gateway to the entire amateur radio universe! You’ll also have a chance to meet various members of CVARC and be invited to our other activites. The dates will be:
Orientation: Saturday, March 27th, 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Course: Saturdays, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 8:00 A.M. to Noon
Register for the class by emailing CVARC’s Education Director Keith Elliott-W6KME at W6KME@CVARC.org.
In 2021 we are holding three courses of classes, one for each license level. All of the classes run from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays and are held in a Zoom meeting. There is a shorter orientation class one week before the start of the main course. Due to COVID-19, CVARC is not holding in-person license exams at this time, but information will be given during the classes about taking the exam online. As soon as we are able to use our normal location at the East County Sheriff’s Station, we will shift from Zoom to the classroom and resume in-person testing.
How do you learn what you need to to know to pass the license exams?
Until the restrictions on gatherings due to COVID 19 are lifted, CVARC will hold license exam classes on Zoom during 2021. Check this website frequently. As the classes are announced, details will be posted here.
You can also study for an amateur radio license on your own. With careful study and practice you can prepare for and pass license exams at all levels. Here are some useful steps to success:
The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club is hosting remote General (Level 2) License classes consisting of 5 weekly sessions.
The classes will use the Zoom video conferencing software. Download it free here: https://zoom.us/. Practice setting up a meeting (also free) and get familiar with the software BEFORE the classes start. You will also need a computer with video camera and microphone either built-in or attached.
Class dates: Saturday September 19, 26, October 3, 10 and 17
Class time: 8:00 am – Noon
Register for this class by emailing the CVARC Education Director at: K6VQN@arrl.net
The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club’s Technician (Level 1) License class scheduled for four Saturdays, March 21, 28, April 11 and 18 has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the state and local expectation of social distancing and the restrictions on public gatherings. There are no plans to reschedule at this time.