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

If you just received your Technician License, keep going... you're already used to studying, and much of the Technician material is the same material as on the General Exam -- it just goes into it more deeply!  Take this class and learn all you need to know to pass your General License Exam.  Get more privileges on the bands and learn how to use HF to talk to the world!

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 is still 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

Class being offered tentatively from Nov. 2nd through 11th at Niwot Fire Station. Awaiting room reservation.
If you register now, you will be notified of exact room location.

REGISTER NOW!

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info / registration)   

This class will be a "cram" class, completing in 10 days' time, in the "fast  furious" fashion.  It will include evenings and two Saturdays, for a total of 24 hours of class time.

General
Intermediate-Level Class


Next class is scheduled to start on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.   
 

REGISTER NOW!  SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!


    
 (info / registration HERE)  

10 Class Sessions, Monday & Thursday evenings
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Snowdays are scheduled in.

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

Amateur Extra Expert-Level Class ***Class will be prepared & announced when we get enough potential students showing interest!    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 14-16 students to pre-register (no fee to pre-register) to form a class to be held in the upcoming months.  Tell your friends & get them to pre-register, so we can hit these numbers to start preparing this class!  (This is a pre-registration to show interest, not a registration.)  This will 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 classes 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 Technician class.  B.D.

I enjoyed it all.   J.G.

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