Get Your License!
KB6NU’s next one-day Technician Class amateur radio license class will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Room 1200 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Building on the University of Michigan’s North Campus (map). The class will start promptly at 9:00 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the license exam will be given.
High school and college students can attend for free, but there is a $15 charge for all others wishing to take the class. Please register in advance, so that I know how many to expect. If you’re a student, all you have to do to register is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you want to take the class. All others can send $15 via PayPal to email@example.com or send a check for $15 to:
1325 Orkney Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
In addition, there is a $15 fee to take the test. This fee is payable directly to the Volunteer Examiners on the day of the class.
When you register, you will be put you on the class mailing list and sent more details a week or two before the class.
After you register, download KB6NU’s No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide. The PDF version is free. Before the class, read through the study guide a few times, then take some online practice tests. If you don’t pre-study, chances are that you’ll have a hard time passing the test.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.
Upgrade to General!
Starting on Saturday, January 13, 2018, Dan, KB6NU will be teaching a General Class course at the All Hands Active (AHA) makerspace. AHA is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 255 E Liberty St #225. Classes will begin at 10 am and run until approximately noon. Unlike the one-day Tech classes, this class will run for eight to ten weeks, depending on how fast the class can get through the material.
There are several reasons that this is not a one-day General class. First, there’s more material to be covered than on the Tech test, and it’s covered in more depth as well. Second, the class is going to attempt to teach you more than just the answers to the test.
Having said that, you don’t have to show up for every class. A schedule will be published beforehand, and you can feel free to skip classes on topics that you already know. It’s not like you’re taking this class for college credit, and you’re responsible for whether or not you pass the test once the class is over.
There will be a $20 fee for the class, though, whether you come for a single session or all eight.
The text for the class will be KB6NU’s No-Nonsense General Class License Study Guide. You can purchase the e-book version for $7.99 (cheap!), or if you prefer a print version, they will be available for $10 (that’s a $5 discount). If you do want the print version, contact Dan, so that he can have enough on hand.
To pre-register for the class, e-mail Dan, KB6NU, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 734-930-6564.