Starting July 8th, and then on the 15th, 22nd and 29th, CVARC will be holding a General License class at the East County Sheriff Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks from 8:00 A.M. to noon. The General License gives hams access to the HF bands and opens the door to worldwide communications.
The class will be taught by Keith Elliott-W6KME and will use the NEW edition of the ARRL General Class License Manual, 10th edition. A new pool of questions takes effect for the FCC test on July 1, and the new manual covers many more modern features of HF operation than before, including FT8 and other digital modes. The is no charge for the class, but a copy of the manual is required.
To reserve a spot in the class, contact Keith-W6KME at W6KME@CVARC.org.
The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) will be offering a course for the FCC Amateur Radio License, Technician level, during the month of March. The classes will be held from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th in the Community Room at the East County Sheriff Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The Technician license grants full operating privileges in the VHF and UHF bands (as well as some others), which covers nearly all emergency communication programs as well as use of local repeaters, plus a portion of the HF or shortwave band used for long distances.
The course will prepare people to pass the exam for the entry level Amateur Radio license. The test is being offered by CVARC on April 16th at 8:30 am at the same location. (Contact Andy Ludlum, K6AGL@CVARC.org for information on taking the test.) In addition to preparation for the exam, we will be introducing students to the many aspects of amateur radio, from emergency communications to social networks and digital operations, plus talking about local clubs and activities.
We use the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 5th Edition as our text, which is available directly from the ARRL as well as most online retailers. To sign up for the class, email Keith Elliott W6KME at W6KME@CVARC.org.
Dates for the CVARC Amateur Extra Licensing class have been changed to four Sundays in November, the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. All sessions are four hours from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Unless there is a conflict, the sessions will be held at the East County Sheriff’s Station. Contact Keith Elliott-W6KME at email@example.com to register.
CVARC is 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 fee for the class, but a book is required, the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 5th Edition, available from the ARRL or sellers like Amazon. Be sure to get the 5th edition, since it went into effect this year and older editions are no longer current. There are no other requirements for the class, just the ability to show up! To sign up, contact Keith Elliott-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.