Dave Wickert AE7TD and guest instructors teach FCC amateur radio classes (Technician and General Class).  A Technician class license allows amateurs to use radio frequencies for emergency communications, family communications, personal technology growth, and to make many new friends worldwide. A General license expands upon the Technician license by adding HF frequencies as additional privileges.

Upcoming Oct/Nov 2019 Technician Amateur Radio Class

Interested in ham radio? Are you looking to use radio as a means of off-grid communications and in the event of an emergency? Ham radio is a good fit for many situations – including that you are just interested in communications and electronics. The Lake Washington Ham Club instructors will be conducting a Fall 2019 Amateur Radio Technician class for the purposes of preparing you to earn your entry-level FCC Technician class ham radio license.

There is no charge for the class itself but there is a cost for the Technician-class study web service located at (~$30). The Lake Washington Ham Club is a reseller of the Ham Test Online Technician web service. More information is available here. There is also a $15 exam fee to take the exam.

Except as indicated, all sessions will be held at
Cottage Lake LDS Building
18860 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98077

The location for the October 24th and 26th sessions will be held at:
City of Redmond Fire Station #17
16917 NE 116th St, Redmond, WA


  1. Classes run on six evenings (7pm-9pm)
  2. Session dates are: Friday Oct 18th, Saturday Oct 19th, Thursday Oct 24th, Saturday Oct 26th, Friday Nov 1st, Saturday Nov 2nd.
  3. The exam session will be Friday Nov 8th @7pm.
  4. An optional “How to choose a radio” session will be held to help newly licensed hams select a radio for their particular situation. The session will also include tips and tricks for programming your radio. The session will be on Nov 9th 3-5pm (late afternoon, not evenings).

Each of the training sessions include hands-on work with radios, demos and “nets” with students operating the radios.

Class size is limited to 30 persons so if interested, please register early. Students are urged to sign up as soon as possible for the study service to become familiar with the exam format.

To enroll, please contact Ron Poole KF7YHQ, email: or via phone at: 425-625-2112

There is no age limit to getting a ham radio license. Kids are welcome to take the course along with their family members. Ham radio is a great family activity.

Depending on availability, existing ham radio operators are welcome to audit the class as a refresher. If so, please include your call sign as part of your enrollment information.

Exam resources available:

Regardless of the study approach taken, we recommend the ARRL “Ham Radio License Manual”  ( ) as reference material. Feel free to purchase and study beforehand if you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that you get the 4th Edition of the book. Earlier editions are obsolete. Likewise, when purchasing the resources below, make sure that it covers the latest question pool, i.e. 2018 to 2022. Some resources are not updated in a timely fashion. 

(Note: without any commercial endorsements, everyone learns differently)

If you want to bypass the training and go to the actual exam questions, which are publically available:

Amateur License Practice Testing Sites

ARRL now features a web site with free practice tests for the amateur radio license exams. Check out this article. New

These sites feature free practice tests for the amateur radio license exams.

Good information about ham radio, in general, is available at:

Please check back for updates!

Additional training slides here:




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