Classes and Training

ONE DAY CLASS AND EXAM

2017 Date: Oct 22
2018 Dates: Jan 21, April 22, July 22 Oct 21

Licensing Class – at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center
Every hour, we will do a 15 minute lecture on each of these topics: Ohm’s Law, Power, Frequency vs. Wavelength, Decibels, Transistors, Schematic Diagrams and Components, and Repeaters. The rest of the time, you’ll read the Questions and Right Answers and other study aids. The class runs from 9am to 3pm, with the exam at 3pm.

We bring in an independent exam team to administer the exam. The exam fee is included in price of the class. The exam team might decide, if there is time, to offer re-testing, in which case there is a $5 exam fee to take another test. Exams are graded immediately and everyone should have their results by 4pm.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR LICENSE – WHAT’S NEXT?

2017 Training: October 29
2018 Training: January 28, April 29, July 29 and Oct 28

What’s a Radio? – free training, open to the community, at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station

This training is 3 hours, 9am to noon, and features lots of show-and-tell with actual radio equipment and brochures. This is where we teach you about ham radio and what you can do with your license. It’s really about what radios do. We’ll cover mobile and base radios and accessories, such as power supplies, antennas, battery power and headsets.

At 7:30am, before the training, there will be an exam session for Technician, General and Extra Class. The exam is administered by the GLAARG VEC, and the fee is $5.

2017 Training Date: Nov 5
2018 Training Dates: Feb 4, May 6, Aug 5 and Nov 4th

How to Program by Hand and Use Your Radio – free training, open to the community, at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station

This is a hands-on 3-hour training session, also 9am to noon. You will learn all the things you need to know to use any ham radio.

We will explain repeaters again. Everyone will have an opportunity to set up their radio to transmit on simplex and a repeater and will actually get on the air to verify that their radio is programmed correctly. Again, this is using the radio’s keyboard.

At 7:30am, before the training, there will be an exam session for Technician, General and Extra Class. The exam is administered by the GLAARG VEC, and the fee is $5.

Training Flyer – Click to view as a PDF