Dave Wickert AE7TD, Horace Hamby N7DRW, and guest instructors teach FCC amateur radio classes (Technician and General Class) to students.  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.

April/May General Amateur Radio Class

We will be conducting a new Amateur Radio Class for the General Class license in late April and early May 2018. There is no charge for the class but there is a cost for the General class study service located at (~$30 for a 2-year subscription) and a $15 fee for the exam at the end of the class. Students are asked to purchase and verify that the have access to prior to coming to class. Classes will run for two hours from 7 pm til 9 pm (every Tuesday and Thursday evening). Please arrive about 30 minutes early for the first Class.

The class schedule is:

Tues April 17th, 7-9 pm, Kirkland Fire Station 22, 6602 108th Ave NE, Kirkland WA

Thurs April 19th, 7-9 pm, Kirkland Fire Station 26, 9930-124th Ave NE, Kirkland WA

Tues April 24th, 7-9 pm, Station  22

Thurs April 26th, 7-9 pm, Maintenance Center, 915 8th St, Kirkland WA

Tues May  1st, 7-9 pm, Station 22

Thurs May 3rd, 7-9 pm, Station 22

Tues  May  8th, 7-10 pm for the Exam, Station 26 (There is no time limit on the exam)

Class size will be limited to 20 so if you are interested, get your information in early.
Please send your information to Ron Poole, or call him at to 425-625-2112.

The following data is necessary for enrollment for each individual:
1. Your full name
2. Your email address
3. Your phone number
4. A name for emergency contact and their phone number
5. City of residence

Exam resources available:

Regardless of the study approach taken, we recommend the ARRL “Ham Radio License Manual”  ( ) as reference material. It is available on Amazon here:  if you wish to purchase and study beforehand.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that you get the 3nd edition of the book. The 1st and 2nd editions are obsolete.

(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:

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