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Earn Your FCC Amateur Radio License

HAM radios can communicate across the yard and around the world. They reach places, and in times when no other form of communication available to us can.

Yes, there is a test. Everyone in my study groups has passed those tests.

Amateur radio license categories are Technician, General, and Amateur Extra, with the knowledge and testing requirements going up as the licensed uses expand. This course will focus on achieving passing grades on the Technician exam, with appropriate understanding of the knowledge expected of Tech-licensed radio operators.

Our textbook will be the ARRL Technician Class License Manual. It includes all the information you need to correctly answer every test question, along with text of those questions in the back of the book and a self-test DVD. I will have copies for sale at cost on the first day of class.

Instructor: Ted Dunlap

Instructor Info: Ted is an FCC-licensed General-class amateur radio operator, and he is locally active in emergency radio communication preparation.

Dates: Feb. 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 (9 Sessions, Saturdays)

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Darby Community Library

Student Fees: $36 Regular OR Senior (60+) $18

Material Fee Paid Directly to Instructor: ARRL Technician Class License Manual is $30 for paperback or $33 for spiral bound


At this time there are four students signed up. It takes 7 for Darby Adult Ed to consider it to be a valid class.

I am probably going to teach it anyway because I am dedicated to helping people use amateur radio for emergency communications. It would be a lot more rewarding to me, however, if there were more of you.

Sign up through Darby Adult Education.