Horace Hamby (N7DRW), and guest instructors teach a FCC amateur radio class (General and Technician Class) to students.  ATechnician 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 General class in August, 2017: 

When: Four evenings (7-9pm)
Tues, Aug 15th; Thurs, Aug 17th; Tues, Aug 22nd; Thurs, Aug 24th
Exam: Sat, Aug 26th @12noon
Where: Station 26, 9930 124th Ave NE, Kirkland WA except for the Aug 24th session that will be at the Maintenance Center, 915 8th Ave, Kirkland, WA

Upcoming Technician class in Sept, 2017: 

When: Four evenings (7-9pm)
Tues, Sept 19th; Thurs, Sept 21st; Tues, Sept 26th; Thurs, Sept 28th
Exam: Sat, Sept 30th @12noon
Where: Station 26, 9930 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA except for the Sept 19th session that will be at Station 22, 6602 108th Ave NE Kirkland, WA

Please arrive about 15 minutes early for the first class. If you have any questions, contact Ron Poole at or call him at 425-406-8581

Cost: Free, but each student must have a subscription to for the course. The cost is $24.95 for a two-year subscription. Students are asked to purchase and verify that the have access to prior to coming to class.

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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