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Technician-class licensing class

Posted by ks6m on 19th September 2016

The Berkeley Yacht Club (BYC) is offering an Amateur Radio Technician-class licensing and “SSB Aboard” class beginning Wednesday night, October 5th in the BYC Dining Room. There will be six class sessions of 2 to 3 hours each from 7-9:30ish on October 5th, 12th, 26th, and November 2nd, 9th, and 16th. The testing session will be November 19th or 26th, pending confirmation from the Volunteer Examination team. Please email Chuck Bullett directly or call the BYC Office at 510.843.9292 to get your name on the list. You may email the club as well:

Chuck Bullett
Rear Commodore
Berkeley Yacht Club
Berkeley CA 94710

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General Class License Training

Posted by ks6m on 12th March 2016

The Salvation Army and the Mt Diablo Amateur Radio Club

Ham Radio General Class License Training
Starts: Thursday 03/31/2016 at 06:30 pm
(The General license is the second level Ham license)
The Salvation Army Corps, 3950 Clayton Rd., Concord CA 94521, Fireside Room
Registration required – Email:

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Become a Ham in One Day

Posted by ks6m on 12th March 2016

Here is your opportunity to become, or upgrade, licensed Amateur Radio
operator in one day. Success rate is over 90%. Study Session followed
by Exam.
When: Saturday, May 14th
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Benicia Senior Center
187 East L Street, Benicia
What: Technician Class (beginner’s level)
General Class Upgrade (for those already licensed as a Tech)
Fee: $30.00 cash at the door (Includes exam fee)
Questions: or Art at (707) 746-5858
Conducted by: Benicia Amateur Radio Club (BARC), Member W5YI VEC
Class size is limited. Advance Registration is required. No prep or
prior study required.
Prospective Hams should plan on attending a free Get-On-The-Air Class
after passing their test, to become familiar with Amateur Radio
Reserve Your Space – Become a Ham in One Day!

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Ham Radio Course Forming Now!

Posted by af6aq on 30th June 2015

We’ll be taking a short break in July and then kicking off more training with our General Class Course followed by Getting On The Air.  Please let your members, friends, readers and associates it is time to sign up.  Go to  If you have signed up already once is enough.  Be sure and include your call sign.  This is an upgrade course. 


Ham Radio Course Forming Now!


The Salvation Army together with the

Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club

will be holding an 8 week course where you can upgrade your Amateur Radio License to General Class


The General Class license is your gateway to all the world-wide Amateur bands of excitement and Emergency Communications on Ham Radio…and you do NOT need to learn Morse code!


This course is to upgrade your current Technician License


Course begins on…

Thursday August 6th to

September 24th at 7-9 pm

The Salvation Army

3950 Clayton Road, (at West St.)

Concord 94521


Registration is required.

Class is FREE but there is a $7 materials fee and Textbook if needed about $27.  Each student must have full access to a copy of the text.


License testing will also be available.

Follow up training –

Getting On The Air HF is October 8th and October 22nd.


To sign up email:


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Amateur Radio General License Class

Posted by af6aq on 16th April 2015

EBARC and West Contra Costa County Adult Education are conducting a class for upgrading to General Class at Alvarado School in Richmond. I think we didn’t advertise it enough because we only have three students. We would like about five more. Please encourage your Technician Class friends to sign up. It’s not too late. The class is Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings until May 26. Details in the attachment:

Amateur Radio General License Class

The East Bay Amateur Radio Club (EBARC) and West Contra Costa Adult Education (WCCAE) will offer a class to prepare applicants for the Amateur Radio General Class License, starting April 14, 2015 and ending May 23.  The class will meet on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:30AM to 11:30AM  at the Alvarado Adult School, 5625 Sutter St., Richmond, CA 94804.  Textbook is The ARRL General Class License Manual, 7th Edition. Books will be available for purchase.

Register at the West Contra Costa County School District Adult Education Office, 6028 Ralston Avenue, Richmond (510) 215-4666 or online at:

Class fee is $15 paid to WCCAE. FCC examinations and license applications will be administered at the final class session by the EBARC Volunteer Examiners. Exam fee will be $15.

Contact Ken Fowler at 510-222-0830 or email:

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