New Ham Training Classes are conducted in the first floor classroom at the Radio Club of Tacoma Clubhouse. Contact the Club's Education Coordinator to register for the class. Contact info is shown below.

Preregistration is required.

Classes typically run for two days, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on a Saturday and Sunday. Most participants take and successfully pass the Technician Class license exam at the next License Exam session. New Ham Training Classes will use as a study guide the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Revised 4th Edition. Copies of the Manual may be available for purchase from the Club's Education Coordinator.Tech License Manual, 3rd Edition

Helpful information about getting started in Ham Radio is available at the ARRL website. For an informative article, see "What is Amateur Radio?". 

TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASS Classes are held on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with license exam on the following Tuesday. Exams are always held on the second Tuesday of the month. The class is considered a crash course and the whole manual is reviewed over the course of the weekend.

  • Class schedule for 2022:

    • January 08th & 09th   -   (Class has been cancelled.)
    • February 05th & 06th
    • March 05th & 06th
    • April 09th & 10th  
    • June 11th & 12th
    • October 08th & 09th
    • November 05th  & 06th (depending on # signups)

And other classes as needed. Classes may be cancelled when there are not enough requests for attendance, a minimum of 7 students confirmed and in attendance is required.

The current fees for the class and licensing are as follows:

  1. Class fee:  $10.00 - Due the morning class starts.
  2. Manual:    $30.00 - Available the morning class starts
  3. Testing:    Please provide a valid picture ID and your Federal Registry Number (FRN). Obtaining your FRN will be explained the morning class begins as this is a new requirement.

         Due to covid-19 requirements you will need to contact John AC7WW in order to reserve a spot in the testing session currently available. Please use the following link in order to contact John.


Stephen Morton, AD7AB Education Coordinator
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