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One Day Ham Radio Class for the Technician (entry level) license

One of our faithful local hams, Steve Whitehead (NV7V) puts on a one day ham radio class (cram session) for the Technician license, for the purpose of passing the test.  These are usually held one Saturday a month on non-summer months.  Check the calendar for the next class.  Classes are limited to 50 people and usually fill up within a few days, so email Steve promptly if you would like to attend.

Here is the info on the class from Steve

E-mail (preferred) or call Steve or Susan N7QZU (801-465-3983) to let me know if you are coming and bringing a laptop (please bring one... beg, beg ....bring extra laptops or tablets if you can). 

Anyone who will be coming send an e-mail with a name and phone number to me!!  There just isn't enough room if students just “show up”.....:  Also please let me know if you will NOT be bringing an Internet capable laptop or tablet.  Every student needs an Internet capable laptop or tablet.

I must limit the size to 40 people so sign up early to reserve a spot.  If you must cancel please let me know immediately so I can free space for someone else.

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Room 276 in the Howard W. Hunter Law library in the J Reuben Clarke law building (JRCB) on BYU campus.  If you get lost ask someone on campus.  We start before the library opens so be on time so you can be let in.  Park in the lot immediately east of the law building.  Don't park in the restricted areas like Dean's spot, delivery etc....  Enter through the right set of the east facing doors just left of the service entrance and go halfway down the hall and turn right.  You are now facing 3 doors with the elevator on your left.  Go through the door on the right that has the large round sign "caution automatic door".  Go through the detectors by the main entrance and past the circulation desk.  Room 276 has a green blinking light right next to the door to your left about 100 feet in.  I have an interior map I will send if you want.  An interactive map of campus is here: It is building #16 on the map; the J.  Reuben Clark building (JRCB).  Another map is here: It is building #16 in this map also.

GPS: N 40 14.977' W 111 38.718'


From 7:30am to noon is classroom instruction and then a break for lunch between noon and 1pm.  Bring a lunch or you can buy lunch on campus or several places close by.  Between 1pm and 5pm is self study using a computer program.  When you are ready, in the afternoon, you may take the exam.  You don't have to take the test that day if you are not ready and would like to study more.  There are plenty of opportunities to take a test later.

What to Bring

Each student needs a laptop or tablet for self-study in the afternoon.  The website we will be using requires an internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet (there is a port and power at each seat) and will work with any of the popular web browsers.  Some have been successful using an Android or iPhone but the text is REALLY small when you use a cell phone.  Borrow a laptop or tablet if you don't have one.  Bring an extra if you don't mind loaning it.

I have a handful of laptops to loan during the class.  There are not enough of them to cover all who attend so everyone who can needs to bring a laptop or tablet.  Some have been successful an android or iPhone but the text is REALLY small when you use a cell phone.  If you have an old laptop gathering dust that can be put on the internet with Wi-Fi or an ethernet cable you no longer use I am looking for donations to use with the class.

Cost of Exam

There is no charge to take the class but the cost of taking the test is $14.00.  You need to bring two forms of ID issued by a government entity, one preferably with a picture.  The electronic form you fill out requires your Social Security number (thanks to congress....).  We do not put your SSN on any forms.  The most common mistake is forgetting ID and a Social Security number......  Don't forget!! This is especially a problem with those under 18 who have not memorized their SSN.

No programmable calculators.....The test is given on computer and graded immediately.  Specific instructions how to use the exam program will be given.  It is similar to practice exams available on the Internet.

Don't forget:

$14 check or cash Laptop or Tablet with capability to go on the Internet if possible.  Sorry to have to include this section but I continue to have candidates come to the test session without proper ID.  You want to take the test not run home to get your ID!!! ID requirements for the test session are rather liberal.  The preference is for ID with your picture on it.  ID must be issued by a government entity.  It is often difficult to find ID for children and many people only have a driver's license with them so be sure to remember to bring two forms of government ID.

The following qualify:

Social Security card
Birth Certificate
Driver's license
State ID card
Concealed Weapons permit
Medicaid card
Military ID
Library card (Government run State, city, school or county library)
Student ID (Government run school)
Faculty ID (Government run school)
Your automobile registration that has your name and address
If you can't find anything else a canceled letter addressed to the test candidate will work for one of the two IDs.

The following don't qualify:

Credit Cards (even those with a picture)
Warehouse club card
Temple recommend
Work ID (unless you work for the government)

Notice the pattern.... ID issued by a government entity works.  ID issued by a private entity does not.