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Licensing Classes

Date Class Organization Location Additional Info/Contact
Ongoing Tech & General
 
Online Bruce Prior, N7RR n7rr@mail.com  phone (360)332-6046  Flyer in PDF (42K)
Ongoing All   http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-class
January 19, 20, 26 & 27 Tech   Clark County Amateur Radio Club LDS Meetinghouse
7101 NE 166th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
Info: Delvin Bunton, drbunton@comcast.net  http://w7aia.org/
January 20 & 27 Tech Federal Way ARC Twin Lake LDS              31816 47th Ave SW     Federal Way For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com  or (206)228-9274
 
January 22 - April 2 (Every Monday for ten weeks) 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Gen Radio Club of Tacoma RCT  Clubhouse               1249 S. Washington St., Tacoma, WA 98405 The books required for this class are; the ARRL General Class License Manual, eighth edition and the ARRL FCC Rules and Regulations Manual, current edition. There is a $7.00 fee for materials needed for the class. Volunteer Examiner fee $15. Info: Dave Brooks N7HT (253)363-1692 or dbbrooks@hotmail.com 
January 23 - April 3 (Every Tuesday for ten weeks) 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tech   Burley ARC Four Square Church         6659 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 The book required for this class is the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, third edition and there is a $7.00 fee for materials.  The exam will be at the end of the class. Volunteer Examiner fee $15.  Info:  Dave Brooks N7HT  (253)363-1692 or dbbrooks@hotmail.com
January 23 - Feb 3.  (Six sessions - Tuesday & Thursday evenings + a Saturday Afternoon) Tech Lake Washington Ham Club &  Kirkland Emergency Services Team 9930 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
 
Contact:  Dave Wickert, AE7TD, (425)898-9721 dwickert@hotmail.com 

 
January 26: 6pm – 9pm.      January 27: 9am – 5 pm.     January 28: 9am – 3:30pm.     Test: January 28: 3:30pm – 6pm Tech   American Red Cross Seattle Red Cross            Room 207                           1900 25th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144 Recommended book is Gordon West Technician Class Manual (2014-18) – please purchase before class.   To register send email with your name and preferred email contact to KD7KSH@westseattlearc.org  Questions: Cindi Barker at KD7KSH@westseattlearc.org  or (206)933-6968. Walk-ins for testing for Technician, General and Extra are welcome. Test fee is $15.00 (cash or check)
January 26: 6pm – 9pm       January 27: 9am – 5 pm      January 28: 9am – 3:30pm.      Test January 28 - 3:30pm - 6pm Gen   American Red Cross and The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club Seattle Red Cross            Room 130                           1900 25th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Prerequisite: Valid Technician License Book: ARRL General Class License Manual, May 2015 – please purchase before class (available on Kindle).  Practice Tests at: https://hamexam.org/ , and iOS and Android apps.  To register call (206) 323-2345 and ask for Kevin Kopp or email dokrent@usa.net .  For information contact.  dokrent@usa.net .  Walk-ins for testing for Technician, General and Extra are welcome. Test fee is $15.00 (cash or check)

February 3 & 10 Tech Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club PC Center                            2363 NW 80th St           Seattle For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com  or (206)228-9274
 
Mar 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17

(Tentative Dates)

Tech   Clark County Amateur Radio Club TBA This is a YL class.  (For the newcomers, YL is ham lingo for "Young Ladies".  Men need not apply!)  Contact Barbara, AC7UH. AC7UH@arrl.net  http://w7aia.org/ 
Mar 16, 17, 23 &  24 Gen or Tech   Clark County Amateur Radio Club LDS Meetinghouse
7101 NE 166th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
Info: Delvin Bunton, drbunton@comcast.net  http://w7aia.org/
March 17 & 24 Tech   Federal Way Amateur Radio Club Masonic Hall                   1700 S 340th St            Federal Way For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
April 21& 28

 
Tech Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club PC Center                         2363 NW 80th St           Seattle For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
April 21 & 28 Gen Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club PC Center                         2363 NW 80th St           Seattle For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
May 12 & 19 Tech   Issaquah Amateur Radio Club Issaquah City Hall              130 Sunset Way E       Issaquah For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
September 8 & 15 Tech Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club PC Center                         2363 NW 80th St           Seattle For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
Oct 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20

(Tentative Dates)

Tech   Clark County Amateur Radio Club TBA This is a YL class.  (For the newcomers, YL is ham lingo for "Young Ladies".  Men need not apply!)  Contact Barbara, AC7UH. AC7UH@arrl.net  http://w7aia.org/ 
Oct 25, 26, Nov 1 &  2 Tech   Clark County Amateur Radio Club LDS Meetinghouse
7101 NE 166th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
Info: Delvin Bunton, drbunton@comcast.net http://w7aia.org/
November 3 & 10 Tech Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club PC Center                         2363 NW 80th St           Seattle For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
November 3 & 10 Gen Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club PC Center                         2363 NW 80th St           Seattle For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274
December 1 & 8 Tech   Issaquah Amateur Radio Club Issaquah City Hall              130 Sunset Way E       Issaquah For information or registration, contact Daniel Stevens, KL7WM at KL7WM@aol.com or (206)228-9274

 

Other Classes and Conferences

Date Class Organization Location Contact
March 24 MicroHams Digital Conference Redmond  http://www.microhams.com/mhdc/
April 14 &  15 Communications Academy Communications Academy South Seattle Community College  http://commacademy.org/
June 18 - 24 50th Anniversary Washington State SAR Conference Washington State Search and Rescue Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA http://www.wasarcon.org/

 

Amateur Radio Licensing (Volunteer Examiner) Sessions

Note:  Most licensing classes and hamfests include VE sessions.   Contact class sponsors and hamfair staff to determine if tests will be included in their event.

Date Organization Location Contact
    http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/search
Continuous   Mike & Key ARC [Held at various Puget Sound locations] VE session every 3rd Saturday at Renton Location.  For full information and additional VE sessions, see http://www.mikeandkey.org/vesessions.php#ve_mikeandkey
January 27 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
January 27    Clark County Amateur Radio Club Orchards LDS Meetinghouse
7101 NE 166th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
 
Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm  . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net
 
February 10    Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
February 10   Clark County Amateur Radio Club Salmon Creek American Legion
14011 NE 20th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(Next to the new Walgreens Pharmacy)
Technician class + Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net 
February 13   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net

February 24
Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
March 10   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
March 13   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
March 17    Clark County Amateur Radio Club 40 et 8                                              7607 NE 26th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
(Just east of the Bingo Parlor)
 
YL Technician class testing.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net 
  Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/

March 24

 

  Clark County Amateur Radio Club Orchards LDS Meetinghouse
7101 NE 166th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
 
General License + Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net
April 10,   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
April 14   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
April 14   Clark County Amateur Radio Club Salmon Creek American Legion
14011 NE 20th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(Next to the new Walgreens Pharmacy)
Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net 
April 28 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
May 8   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
May 12   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
May 26 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
June 9   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
June 9   Clark County Amateur Radio Club Salmon Creek American Legion
14011 NE 20th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(Next to the new Walgreens Pharmacy)
Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net
June 12 1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
June 23 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
July 10 1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
July 14   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
July 28 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
August 11   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/

August 11

 

  Clark County Amateur Radio Club Salmon Creek American Legion
14011 NE 20th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(Next to the new Walgreens Pharmacy)
Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net 
August 14   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
August 25 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
September 8   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
September 11   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
September 22 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
October 9   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
October 13   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
October 13               Clark County Amateur Radio Club Salmon Creek American Legion
14011 NE 20th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(Next to the new Walgreens Pharmacy)
Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net

October 20

Clark County Amateur Radio Club 40 et 8 7607 NE 26th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
(Just east of the Bingo Parlor)
YL Technician class testing.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net
October 27 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
November 3   Clark County Amateur Radio Club Orchards LDS Meetinghouse
7101 NE 166th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
 
Technician class testing.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net 
November 10   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
November 13   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
November 24 Everett http://www.wa7law.org/get-on-the-air/ve-testing/
December 8   Lake Washington Ham Club Kirkland VE session at 1100 after their monthly meeting.   Contact Dave Wickert AE7TD, dwickert@hotmail.com  for registration (walk-ins are not allowed).  http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/meetings-2/
December 11   1249 S Washington, Tacoma. 7:00 PM Contact: John Clarke AC7WW, (253)948-6297. ac7ww@arrl.net
December 15   Clark County Amateur Radio Club Salmon Creek American Legion
14011 NE 20th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(Next to the new Walgreens Pharmacy)
Open testing – All elements.  Time: 10:00 am. Walk-ins allowed. $15 test fee, (Cash or check). Additional information: www.w7aia.org/VE.htm . Contact: C. Wayne Schuler (360)892-5580. Email: ai9q@arrl.net 

 

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