Classes

 

Registration for this class is now CLOSED

 

This is a multi-week course to help you become an Amateur Radio operator.

We begin with several weeks of lessons, mentoring, and homework assignments via E-Mail. There is no fixed schedule for this portion of the class, you may proceed at your own pace, when you have available time in your busy schedule. There is however a deadline, all assignments must be completed before the first in person classroom day. We are here to help you succeed! Your volunteer instructors are just an E-Mail away!

The second part of the class consists of two full days of in person training, followed by the exam. During this part, we will review all the material, provide practical examples and hands-on experience. At class conclusion an exam session will be held.

As part of your registration, you will be placed on a class discussion list. This E-Mail list will be used to send assignments, and for you to ask questions and reach out to your volunteer instructors.

You are required to purchase your own textbook.

This class and exam are provided completely free of any charge to any interested person!

We provide free training by leveraging a mixture of volunteers, sponsorship, and you! Our volunteers have a deep passion for ham radio and want to help you, please ask as many relevant questions as you wish. Please remember, they are volunteers, most work full time and have busy lives (just like you) and will answer your questions as soon as they can. Sponsorship involves a radio club (Kings County Repeater Association), manufacturers, publishers and retailers (such as Alinco, Icom, ARRL, and Amazon) who provide hand outs and prizes for the class. Lastly, you help by purchasing your own textbook, printing assignments and paperwork yourself. No entity or organization pays any fee to make this class possible.

 

Please complete the following steps to join this class:

 
Step 1 - Purchase your book
This class uses the Gordon West 2014-2018 Technician Class Study Guide. No other book is acceptable. Each student must posess their own individual original retail copy, book sharing is not allowed. It is available as a stand alone book, book with HamStudy software, an audio version is also available. You may purchase your book from any source you choose. Amazon is an indirect sponsor of the class by providing a small commission from each sale. The study guide ships free with Amazon Prime. If you are not a Prime member, links to a free trial are included below.
Book Book With Software Audio

 

Step 2 - Register for the class

 
The E-Learning portion of the class begins on Thursday August 14th 2014 and runs until Friday September 19th 2014, at your own pace. The in person portion is on Saturday September 20th AND Sunday September 21st starting at 8:00 AM each day. Please arrive by 7:45 AM. The class concludes at 6:30 PM Saturday and at 3:00 PM Sunday. The exam begins at 4:00 PM Sunday. Plenty of break periods have been scheduled. The exact location on Staten Island will be sent to the class via the mailing list, for which you will automatically be subscribed.
 
We will make reasonable efforts to accomodate disabilities. When registering, please indicate any special needs in the "Notes" field.

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