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Learn about Ham Radio and get your operator license, refresh your knowledge, or upgrade the current license you already have!  

The Longmont Amateur Radio club provides training in a casual and friendly environment to help you study and prepare for your first Ham operator license and/or upgrade to advanced FCC Amateur Radio license classes. In our training, we offer varied techniques to help you learn the material, including slide presentations, videos, bringing equipment for hands-on learning, and field demonstrations to help you get your feet wet. 

Every topic is broken out into its own module, with Q & A at the end of each one. We use presentations from the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) that we have modified with lots of extra information to help you gain an in-depth understanding to boost your confidence with each subject you learn.  We do NOT just teach THE TEST -- we teach you how to become a qualified, confident, competent radio operator, with skills and knowledge that you can use.  

We would love to have YOU attend our classes!

Check below to see the current class schedule.

You are not required to learn Morse code to obtain a license to operate a ham radio!   (Although it still is a widely-used mode of communication.)

Attending a class does not guarantee that you will pass your licensing test!  (Though 99% do) 

You must also be committed to reading the material in advance of each class, studying, doing review flash cards, doing the homework, and taking practice tests on your own time.  However, the test is not that difficult if you attend all the class sessions AND put in the required time and effort to do your homework.  

It is up to you how much time and effort you apply to learning this material; and it is all worth it to become a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator!  We are here to help you!

Technician  Beginner-Level Class


New Class Starts Tuesday, May 30!
  
 
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info / registration)   Get Registered!

Mon. & Thurs (1st week, Tue & Thur), 8 Class Sessions from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Runs through June 22th.  Test follows on June 24th.

General** Intermediate-Level Class
** New Class Starts Monday, April 17th!
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 (info / registration)   Register NOW!

10 Class Sessions, Monday & Thursday evenings
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
VE Exam follows on Saturday, May 20th

Upgrade your Technician license so you can use HF and use more frequencies on the band plan!

Amateur Extra Expert-Level Class ***Class potentially coming soon!  If you are interested in taking an EXTRA CLASS LICENSE PREPARATION COURSE, TAKE THIS SURVEY HERE, and then PRE-REGISTER HERE.  We need at least 10-12 students to pre-register (no fee to pre-register) to form a class to be held in the upcoming months.  This will probably be a once-per-year class.

If you would like to be notified when the next class is scheduled, have a request for a different time for a class that's not currently offered, or to be put on a waiting list for a class, please send email to our Education Coordinator with your name, phone number, callsign (if you have one), and desired class.

If you have any questions regarding our training classes, please contact our Education Coordinator, Kat Gonderinger (W0UM), at W0UM.kat at gmail.com, 303-888-7618.

The club also offers ARRL-affiliated FCC licensing exams - see the Licensing / Testing page for more information.

Former Student Endorsements

The best part of this class was making new friends, learning enough about ham radio to actually put it to use, not just to pass the test, and seeing all the different parts and pieces. I especially liked seeing how to put together a simple, cheap, antenna and getting the hands-on experience at the end of class.   C.B.

My favorite part of the class was the hands-on demos, show and tell, and the banter.   A.J.

I enjoyed the practical knowledge, tips, and physical examples that were provided.   A.H.

The class was most enjoyable.  I was able to ace my test after taking this class and my studying.   B.G.

The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and fun, and I would highly recommend it to others. I plan to register for any other class they teach.   S.P.

When I went for my licensing test, I not only passed my initial Technician test, but was able to upgrade my license to General on the same day, thanks to the training I got in this class.  B.D.

I enjoyed it all.   J.G.

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