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August 26 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration is open for our 26-Aug Genesee area Amateur Radio Technician License class.

(This is near the I-5 and Genesee intersection close to UCSD)

==> Please Register Well In Advance (three or more weeks before class).

==> Recent classes have filled early – Registration may close two weeks before class if this class fills early!


One Day Amateur Radio Technician License Class:  Sat., 26-Aug Genesee Area

The Amateur Radio Service (Ham Radio) has practical applications from providing emergency communications and supporting civic events to education and recreation.

This is an entry-level class for beginners, immediately followed by the license examination. Those who pass the end-of-the-day exam will receive a radio license and call sign from the FCC which entitles them to transmit on VHF and UHF Amateur Radio frequencies (range of about 50 miles).

Previous knowledge about radio or electricity is not required to take the class or pass the exam.  (However, a few hours of study and practice tests before class dramatically improves most people’s ability to pass the exam.)  Study in advance is -strongly-  recommended.

Times: From 8:30 AM (sharp) to about 7:00 PM for both the class and exam.  (Plan to arrive by 08:00 AM.)

This includes short hourly breaks and a 45-60 minute lunch break.

Location: Genesee area (near UCSD – details provided later to those registered (see below))

Costs:  Both the class and the Examination immediately after class are FREE of charge.

Eligibility: Anyone properly following emailed registration instructions is eligible.

Age limit: None (contact us for teen and pre-teen considerations)


Registration: Advance Registration is Required.  

We can not accept “walk-ins”.

Please Register Well In Advance!

Seating is limited and classes often fill two to three weeks before the class date.


  • Step 0: Check your calendar (and the family calendar) – make sure you are available 8am-7pm.
  • Step 1: Request registration instructions by emailing sandiegohamclasses@me.com with a subject including at least “26-Aug Genesee” (we usually have more than one class open for registration). You will receive a reply with registration instructions and study materials to review before class. (At times, there’s a large email backlog and it can take 3-4 days to send your instructions. Please be patient. Fair to mail again after 5 days.)
  • Step 2: Reply per the instructions.  A prompt and complete reply is to your advantage – seats are reserved in the order complete replies are received.  Those who do not follow instructions and complete registration properly via email are ineligible to attend the class.

Additional notes;

  1. We must have a working email address for each registrant and be in direct mail contact with them.  (We cannot accept “proxy” registrations, where you sign up someone else.) If you want to get a family member or friend started on the registration path, Cc: their email address when you email to request registration instructions and say they’re for the family/friend(s) on the cc list. Your family member or friend will be sent the instructions, and will still need to reply per instructions.
  2. If you are a member of a group that plans to have multiple people attend, please mention that group in your email.

Watch for additional email/reminders before class! There are only a couple….

+ Those registered will receive an email “reminder” about 10-14 days before class with details on location, times, what to bring, etc.

+ Those on the waiting list will receive an update about 7-10 days before class about whether space will be available.


See http://sandiegohamclasses.com/ or more information.

J, on behalf of the instructor team: J af6gm, Rob k6rjf, Bob aa6bp

See the class website http://sandiegohamclasses.com for more info.


August 26
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


San Diego Ham Classes