Two Free Amateur Radio Courses

This event will be postponed to a later date due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check back soon for updated information.


FCC “Technician” course (entry-level)

FCC “General” course (2nd level)

Each course is 2 sessions


The sessions will be on 2 and 9 May 2020

Technician 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM both Saturdays (bring your lunch)

General 1:45 PM to 5:00 PM both Saturdays

The FCC tests will be 10:00 AM to noon on 16 May 2020


At the start of the 2 May Technician course, a member of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club will give a 30-minute presentation on how to get further involved with amateur radio.


The class location is at Fred Hesse Community Park,

29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

 Confirm your attendance to Walt, K1DFO at


There is no fee for either course.

Taking the FCC test is $15.


Optional Material (sold at cost)

Gordon West books with all the FCC test questions,

$26 for the Technician and $26 for the General

A paper copy of Walt’s PowerPoint charts,

$22 for the Technician and $20 for the General

For courses sponsored by the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club, students through grade 12 who pass their examination at a PVARC VE test session will, upon application to the Club, be eligible for reimbursement up to a maximum of $50 to cover the cost of materials and the examination fee.

Everyone who obtains their first ham radio license through a PVARC VE test session, regardless of age, will receive a free membership in the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club for the remainder of the current calendar year.

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