Classes & Licensing

Amateur Radio Licensing Class

Get your license now!

Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club (WARC) will be holding an Amateur Radio Licensing class where we’ll teach you everything you need to know to pass the FCC required exam and get started in Amateur Radio.  The first step is the Technician License which covers the VHF/UHF band with a small section of voice in the 10 meter band and more code or CW privileges in the other bands.  The technician license opens up the radio world to you and starts you on your journey to lifelong learning of the art and science or radio.  The next step is the General License.  Whether your desire is to communicate locally, internationally, during emergencies, with satellites or the space station, or using digital modes this is your opportunity to get on the air.

WHEN: Check with Rob for the next class dates

WHERE: Bethel United Methodist Church
13506 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA  22192

CONTACT: Rob Williams, KJ4LWN@arrl.net

The Technician License class review will begin Saturday Jan 14, 2017.  One Hour lunch break on Saturday. Exam session follows.

The General Class License class will start Wednesday Jan 18, 2017, 7-10 PM.  This will run for 20 weeks and end the last Wednesday in May.

The Full Technician License class will be June 2-3, 2017.

Exam session June 3, 2017 at 5 PM.

Pre-study of the Gordon West training program is recommended  Below are some study guides and on-line resources you can access to prepare for the class.

There’s a lot of material so learning this material ahead of the class allows you to use the class for review and go right through to pass the test.  The class is free but there is an ARRL fee of $15 for the test.  All FCC Amateur Radio tests will be available after the Technician License class on May 23rd 2015.  ARRL Exam for all license classes from 5-7 PM.

   http://www.fcc.gov/search/results/amateur%20radiocommunication – FCC Web Site
   http://www.arrl.org/ – Amateur Radio     Relay League web site
   http://www.woodbridgewireless.org – Woodbridge ARC web site