Saturday, May 21, 2016 9AM - 4PM
Special Technician Class at Dayton Hamvention®.
Private lessons can be arranged to suit a variety of schedules and needs.
Contact me for details and costs.
Ham Class For Your Group
Grab at least 4 other friends or colleagues and I can bring you
your own class at times and locations which will work for you.
For those groups located far away, I can come to your classroom and teach you via
Contact me for details and costs.
Ham Class at the Ham Fest:
On ocassion, I'm able to offer a Technician Class at Hamfests.
I'm looking to offer classes at the larger Ham Radio Conventions
Contact me if you would like to bring the Ham Class to your show!
Take an Amateur Radio Class right on your computer.
Complete course with lecture, slides, pictures and quizzes.
Technican, General and Extra Classes available.
Go to www.hamclass.net for details
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is the class organized?
Normally, classes are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 am until 6:00 pm both days. On the first day (usually Saturday), we learn about all of
the topics needed to take the Technician class amateur exam, which is given at the conclusion of
class. On the second day (usually Sunday), we repeat the process for the General class amateur exam, which is given at the conclusion of the class. Students can attend both days of classes, (General),
or attend on the first day only (Technician) or attend on second day only (existing Technician license to General upgrade).
Just who is the instructor?
Mitch Stern W1SJ teaches the Weekend Ham Radio Class.
Mitch has been teaching ham radio for 34 years and has helped hundreds of students get their license. When not teaching ham radio, Mitch teaches electronics, mathematics and computer techniques to high school, college and adult students.
What happens after I enroll?
You will receive an E-mail with information about the course you are enrolled in. This will also contain log-in information for the On-Line Course and a link to download the workbook. The on-line course is an interactive course you take at your computer prior to class day.
You study the lessons and practice exams right from home.
You then show up for class and the instructor teaches you the rest.
What do I need to know before taking the class?
You need to know that you really want to be a Ham Radio Operator!
Other than that, there is no prerequisite for taking the course.
Past students have ranged from youngsters to grandparents and from
secretaries to electrical engineers.
What happens in class?
After introductions, we start off with rules and regulations.
Not only do we discuss the rules, we discuss why the rules are in
place and give you ways to remember them all. We continue on
with all of the things you need to know - Procedures, Propagation,
Practice, Electricity, Components, Circuits, Emissions, Antennas
and RF Safety. We talk about the concepts, demonstrate them on our ham
station in the classroom, discuss typical exam questions and
then test you with a practice quiz.
When do I take the test?
The class concludes each day at 6pm. At that time certified
Volunteer Examiners (VE's) come in to administer the tests - Technician on Saturday and General on Sunday. They then tell you that you
have passed and will give you a Certificate of Successful
Completion of Examination (CSCE).
After passing the exam, your license will posted on the FCC database in a
few short days and then, you can go on the air!
C'mon, be real, can you really teach all this in 1 or 2 days?
Ask the hundreds of hams to date who have successfully completed this
course and are on the air! If you like statistics, 95% of all
students who have taken the course have earned their license.
Here is a list of recent of graduates.
Do I have to learn the Morse Code?
Not anymore! The FCC has dropped the Morse Code Testing requirement for all amateur licenses,
effective February 23rd, 2007.
Other instructors teach Weekend Classes - What's so special about
I've been doing longer and better than anyone else in the East! Other
Weekend classes show video tapes and serve as nothing more than a review
session. The pass rate can often be less than 50% - HALF the students
do not get the license and end up frustrated after wasting a weekend.
I use well-practiced
methods which get results. While taking the Weekend Course will
not guarantee you get a license, it comes pretty close to that. In any
case, your instructor will not rest until you get that valued license
from the FCC!
Don't put your amateur radio education in the hands of amateurs!
How do you do it (teach the class, that is)?
I use an old ham family recipe! Actually, there is no secret -
hard work and dedication are used to see that everyone does well. My
job isn't done until you're on the air. Even then, you can still call
I really want to take the class, but I can't make any of the posted dates.
When is the next class being offered?
I usually offer the class in March-April and October-November. This depends on demand for the classes.
If you have a group of 5 or more, I will go on the road and bring
the class to your group! I also offer private instruction tailored to your needs.
I have a new program called the
ON-LINE CLASS where I appear on your computer and conduct an
amateur radio class right in your home, anytime you want!
But don't delay! NOW is the time
to get your HAM LICENSE!
I'm ready to go - How do I enroll?
You must enroll in the class prior to classtime!
You can enroll securely from this site using the link below.
Or if you need to speak directly with me, call the number below.
I will go over the enrollment
and course details. It is imperative that you enroll as soon as possible to allow
time to do the pre-study exercises prior to class. Don't wait!
What is this ON-LINE course you speak of? How does it work?
Through the power of computers and the Internet, I have come up with a way to come right to your home
(via computer) and teach you Ham Radio! The ON-LINE course features slides, pictures, diagrams and lectures
from your teacher! You get to ask questions, take practice tests and get feedback and encouragement.
It is almost as good as coming to the live class. However, the ON-LINE course is not
for everyone. You will need a fairly modern multimedia computer and reliable Internet connection. You will
also need to be able to make sure you do all of your lessons and homework to be successful! Learn more by
going directly to the HAM RADIO CLASS ON-LINE site.
Well, that answers all your questions. So, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
The world of AMATEUR RADIO awaits you.