Ham Radio 

Technician License Class 

Napa Valley Horsemen's Association
1200 Foster Rd. Napa CA

Saturday March 18th from 9AM to 5PM
Sunday March 19th from 9AM to Noon

Test session Sunday March 19th at 1:00


What is Ham Radio?

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. Hams are at the cutting edge of many technologies.  They provide thousands of hours of volunteer community and emergency services when normal communications go down or are overloaded.

Why should I get licensed?

Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed by the F.C.C. and know the rules to operate legally. The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators. To earn the Technician license requires passing one examination totaling 35 questions on radio theory, regulations and operating practices. 

How does this class work? 

What does it cost? 

The class is free! 
After completing the sign up form (below) you will be directed to a free study guide that you can download and a web site to take practice tests.
Please read the study guide cover to cover and take the practice tests as many times as you can before class.
Do not worry if you do not understand most of what is in the study guide. That is what the class is for.
Starting Saturday morning we will talk about every concept and rule that may be on the test and by noon on Sunday you will be ready to take the test!

How  do I take the test?

At 1:00 Sunday afternoon the Silverado Amateur Radio Society  will conduct a test session at the Napa Horsemen's clubhouse.
Your 35-question Technician Written Exam will be given by accredited volunteer examiners. You will find out if you passed within minuits of completing your test.

There is a $15.00 exam fee.

How do I get my license and when can I get on the air?

Your new FCC issued call sign will be posted on line normally within two weeks of passing your test. As soon as you have your call sign you can get on the air!