Technician Level License Course Set for September

CVARC is offering a Technician Level amateur radio license course beginning in September. The FCC Technician license is the gateway to the world of ham radio, from the local VHF and UHF bands to worldwide on the “shortwave” bands. The course will be held on five Saturday mornings; September 2, 9, 23, 30, and October 7, from 8:00 A.M. to noon.

Zak Cohen-N6PK

The instructor will be Zak Cohen-N6PK. The location is the Community Room at the East County Sheriff Station, 2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. A testing session will be held in the same location on October 15th. There is no fee for the course. We’ll be using the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Fifth Edition, available here. Contact Keith Elliott at keith@w6kme.org to sign up for the course.

General License Class Set for July 2023

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.

Click for source for required manual.

Technician License Classes Set For March 2023

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.

Instructor Zak Cohen-N6PK

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.

Link to text book:
https://home.arrl.org/action/Store/Product-Details/productId/2003373064

2022 Technician License Class to Be Held in September

CVARCZak Cohen-N6PK

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 keith@w6kme.org

Testing will be offered by CVARC on October 9th.

All four sessions will be held in the Community Room, East County Sheriff’s Station. 2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

2022 General License Class to Be Held in July

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.

Bill Willcox-KF6JQO

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 keith@w6kme.org.

Community Room, East County Sheriff’s Station

2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

Technician Licensing Classes

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.

Technician License Classes Set for September

Instructor Zak Cohen-N6PK

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.

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Technician License Course Begins March 27

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.

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