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.

We will be holding bi-weekly sessions starting Wednesday, September 7, 6PM to 8PM. These will be on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Each session we will work on one or more of the sections of the Technician Test, and hopefully have time for open discussion. The current plan is to complete the sections of the Technician exam, and then continue with the General and Amateur Extra exam materials,

If you are interested in taking the Technician class, or know someone who is, please fill out the form below. When we have your email address, we will send you a link to the classes. The classes will be held on Zoom.

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 during the class.

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 Amateur Extra. GLAARG also has online testing sessions, which may be a good option.

The ARRL Technician License Manual is an optional text. If ordered through the class instructor this manual is discounted. This is the spiral bound version. There are also paperback and Kindle versions available. You may find it even cheaper on Amazon.