Ham License Classes

The Barstow Amateur Radio Club plans to hold a Technician License Class at least once per year. We also will be holding classes to support upgrading to higher class licenses as needed. Due to the COVID-19 restriction this is more of a challenge in 2021 than in previous years, and we will be using Zoom.

We will be holding weekly sessions starting Monday, March First, 6:30PM to 9PM. Each week we will work on one of the sections of the Technician Test, and hopefully have time for open discussion. We will be recording these classes, and hope to make them available online.

If you are interested in taking the Technician class, or know someone who is, please fill out the form below. We will have an entry level Technician Class on Monday evenings. These will be online and possibly in person, so it will be best to limit each class to 12 students.

Note that membership in BARC is not required, and we do not charge anything for the class. We will discuss testing options and online study resources.

When (If) we are able to hold in-person exams BARC uses the GLAARG VEC. They charge $5 for in-person testing and exam fees are waived for minors, students with a current ID, first responders, Active Duty Military, Veterans, and GLAARG VEs upgrading to Extra.

The ARRL Technician License Manual is an optional text. If ordered through the class instructor this manual is $24.71 plus shipping rather than the normal retail price of $32.95 plus shipping. This is the spiral bound version. There are also paperback and Kindle versions available. You may find it even cheaper on Amazon.